Josh Southerland

graduate student in mathematics


I am a graduate student in Mathematics at the University of Washington. I did my undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University in New York City. After graduating, I worked in New York City for seven years at BuroHappold Engineering. While I was working I started taking math classes at my alma mater, and found some phenomenal guidance. Thank you Professor Gallagher, Professor Khovanov, Professor Weinstein, and Professor Diogo. If you love math and want to talk, or are curious about the nexus of engineering, sustainability, and climate change, feel free to reach out.

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Research Interests

I am interested in ergodic theory and dynamics - I enjoy when topics can be approached with a topological or geometric perspective. I have recently discovered there is a fascinating field of dynamics riddled with surprising connections to number theory. The field is called Homogeneous Dynamics, and at least in the short term, I will be directing my efforts towards understanding the current state of research in that area.