Summer Al Hamdani


316 Van Vleck Hall,

480 Lincoln Dr,

Madison, WI 53705

I am a mathematics Ph.D. student at University of Wisconsin-Madison. My doctoral minor is in statistics. My primary interests of the mathematical variety generally revolve around harmonic and complex analysis, along with applications to medicine and biophysics. I co-founded and co-organize for the Graduate Analysis and PDEs Seminar (GAPS).

Before starting the doctoral program, I completed my undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Biomedical Physics along with a Master’s in Mathematics at California State University, Fresno (go Bulldogs!). My Master’s thesis studied the zero distribution of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind with binomial-type coefficients. Afterwards, I briefly worked in institutional research and data science. Further details can be found on my CV.

The best way to reach me is by email: alhamdani at math dot wisc dot edu. I usually try to respond within 24 ± 12 hours on business days.


May 9, 2024 I received the Early Excellence in Teaching award for spreading the joys of calculus!
Feb 26, 2024 Allison Byars and I started a new graduate student seminar called GAPS, which held its first meeting on February 26th. Check out the UW-Math Wiki for further details.
Oct 6, 2023 I passed the analysis qualifying exam in August! I also received a “Superior” ranking for my teaching in the spring 2023 semester. Look at me go.
Jan 22, 2023 I updated this webpage! How exciting.

selected publications

  1. Zeros of a binomial combination of Chebyshev polynomials
    Summer Al Hamdani, and Khang Tran
    International Journal of Number Theory, 2022
  2. Zero distribution of binomial combinations of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind
    Summer Al Hamdani
    Master’s thesis, California State University, Fresno, May 2021