About Me | Research Interests | Educational Outreach | Teaching | CV

About Me

I am a fifth year PhD Candidate in Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin. My advisor is Prof. Francois Baccelli. My research is in probability, in particular in stochastic geometry and opinion dynamics.

I did my undergraduate studies at MIT, where my advisor was Gigliola Staffilani.

Email: ndragovic [at] math [dot] utexas [dot] edu

Office: RLM 10.138, 2515 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

Research Interests

My research focuses on applying tools from stochastic geometry into opinion dynamics problems.

Educational Outreach

Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

I currently serve as a coach and a team leader for the USA Astronomy and Astrophysics Team. In addition I also serve as the President of USAAAO for 2018/2019.

In 2018 I was also a coach and a team leader and we returned from China with historic results, our team got two gold (including best in theory), one silver, one bronze, and one honorable mention. Link to article.

The goal of USAAAO is to promote Astronomy and Astrophysics among high school students and to help them learn about current research directions. If you want to know more about our organization and get involved please check out USA Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad website (https://usaaao.org) and email us at info@usaaao.org with any questions.

Directed Reading Program

Since the Fall 2016 till Fall 2018 I also served as an organizer and mentor for the Directed Reading Program (DRP). DRP aims to connect undergraduates interested in mathematics with graduate students in mathematics to read a book over the course of the semester and learn to present their progress in the subject.

Saturday Morning Math Group

In the Fall 2015 gave a talk titled “Cube and its Magic” for the Saturday Morning Math group, mathematics department outreach aimed at school students and exposing them to interesting mathematical concepts. The power point presentation and the supplemental files can be found here. Link to Presentation Link to Supplemental.

Teaching

Since Fall 2017 I hold calculus review sessions for students at the UT Sanger Center.

CV

Please find my CV here.