Brooke Logan Ogrodnik"Do or Do Not, There is No Try" ~Yoda
I am currently a fifth year PhD Candidate in the Mathematics Department here at Rutgers. I graduated from Rowan University in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science.
I am the president of the Graduate Student AMS Chapter at Rutgers as well as an organizer of The Erdös Institute's Invitations to Industry Seminar Series and the Graduate Number Theory Seminar.
My Path to Erdős: Paul Erdős → David Jeffrey Vaaler → Michael J. Mossinghoff → Brooke Logan
My research interests include Thin Groups, Local-Global Conjectures and Hyperbolic Geometry. I was admitted into candidacy in Fall 2018 using the following syllabus. Currently, I am working on a Local-Global Conjecture for a specific thin group. For a brief overview of my project, feel free to watch the video I made for the 2020 Elevating Mathematics video competition below or play with the interactive app I created here. All code is up to date on the project's GitHub repository.
Some Talks and Posters Given
- "A Local-Global Conjuecture for Thin Groups" talk at the Rutgers Graduate Number Theory Seminar/Learning Seminar, March 2020
- “Illustrating Thin Groups” poster during the Illustrating Number Theory and Algebra Workshop at ICERM, October 2019
- “Group Symmetries of Complementary Code Matrices” talk at the Combinatorics and Computer Algebra Conference, July 2015
- “Raising the Bound on the Circulant Hadamard Matrix Conjecture” talk at the Garden State Undergraduate Math Conference, April 2015
- “Equivalency classes of Complementary code matrices” SIAM Talk at George Mason University, March 2015
- “Symmetry Groups and Constructions of Complementary Code Matrices” poster at the Rowan University Stem Symposium Poster, April 2014 Session
Group Symmetries of Complementary Code Matrices
with Hieu D. Nguyen
- IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
- October 2016
Double Wieferich pairs and circulant Hadamard matrices
with Michael J. Mossinghoff
- Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing
- May 2017
Row-Correlation Function: A New Approach to Complementary Code Matrices
with Greg E. Coxson and Hieu D. Nguyen
- Proceedings of 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
- October 2014
Some things I am involved in
Seminars are currently being held weekly on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm ET via Zoom. More information can be found here.
Invitations to Industry
Designed to connect organizations with PhDs from universities in the Erdős Institute network. Running on Mondays at 5pm ET. More information can be found here.
AMS Graduate Chapter
As the president of the chapter, my goal is to bring talks to the graduate students that are new and help in career building. More information can be found here.
The committee organizes: graduate student open house, coffee hour, graduate school fair, etc. Direct questions to email@example.com
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJFall 2015-Present - Graduate University
Admitted to Candidacy in November 2018
Expected Graduation Spring 2021
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJFall 2012-Spring 2015 - Undergraduate University
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Concentration in Applied Math, and a Minor in Computer Science.
Triton Regional High School, Runnemede, NJFall 2007-Spring 2012 - High School
AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for LeadershipSpring 2020
Rowan University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate ResearchSpring 2015
James M. Shafer Excellence in Mathematics AwardSpring 2015
Dean’s Outstanding Senior AwardSpring 2015
Outstanding Junior Math Major AwardSpring 2014
LaTeX - 90%
Mathematica - 90%
Microsoft Office - 70%
While I once knew Java, it has been a while since I have used it and am most comfortable coding in C++ and Python. I have also completed a Bootcamp on Data Science/Machine Learning. The certificate of completion can be found here
I am a GA this fall and will not be teaching.
Past Courses I Taught/TA-ed For
|Spring 2020:||Math 250 Linear Algebra- TA at Large for 2 sections|
|Summer 2019:||Math 356 Theory of Numbers- Principle Instructor, Syllabus|
|Summer 2018:||Math 152 Calculus II for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences- Principle Instructor, Syllabus|
|Spring 2018:||Math 151 Calculus I for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences- Teaching Assistant for 3 sections|
|Fall 2017:||Math 152 Calculus II for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences- Teaching Assistant for 3 sections|
|Spring 2017:||Math 300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning- Grader for Homeworks|
|Fall 2016:||Math 300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning- Grader for Homeworks|
Student Survey (SIRS)
Here is just a few of my favorite comments in my teaching reviews. You can click and drag right to see more. Clearly, I am biased toward these specific ones, but all of my reviews can be viewed at the links located at the bottom of the page. I take these surveys to heart and am constantly trying to improve as an instructor.
"Even though this course moved fast, never did I feel like i was being rushed through the material."~Summer 2018 SIRS Survey
"I think Brooke does a great job in creating creative ways to go about problems."~Summer 2018 SIRS Survey
"You're very enthusiastic about teaching and I appreciated your passion for it. I can never get myself interested in calculus but the degree of enthusiasm and passion you had was inspiring. "~Spring 2018 SIRS Survey
"shes made me redefine how I see math. Before it was tedious and frustrating but now I am able to see it all in a "cute" lens."~Fall 2017 SIRS Survey
"Brooke is always in a positive mood, even when she is disappointed."~Fall 2017 SIRS Survey