Brittany Gelb

I am a first-year PhD student in mathematics at Rutgers University, interested in topological data analysis and artificial intelligence alignment.

Email: brittany.gelb@rutgers.edu

Caption: Some recent mathematical scratchwork, drawings, and code output, and a picture of me.

Education

I graduated summa cum laude with honors in mathematics from Muhlenberg College. While at Muhlenberg, I also took classes at Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and Lehigh University. I am grateful for the five-year support of a Presidential Fellowship at Rutgers.


News

Research

I'm currently pivoting my research career towards topological data analysis and machine learning. I'm broadly interested in artificial intelligence (AI) alignment. Starting in September 2022, my research will be supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Grant No. DGE-1842213.

Below is a selection of my previous projects from undergrad. In the past I have worked on interactive theorem-proving, number theory, hyperbolic geometry, graph theory, and mathematical modeling.

Outreach

Resources for Undergraduates in Mathematics


Caption: Participants of the 2019 Lafayette College REU. Back row (l to r): Charles Kulick, Adam Hodapp, Alvaro Carbonero, Maxwell Auerbach, Kathryn Beck. Front row: Rebecca Whitman, Brittany Gelb, Beth Anne Castellano, Lisa Cenek, Karie Schmitz. The front row is holding Iñaki Minondo.

Talks and Presentations

The photo on the right is from talk #17 at Series on Exploring Combinatorics and Number Theory.

* Denotes invited.

  1. Geometry of Neural Networks. 47th Annual New York State Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference; 2022 April; Syracuse, NY.
  2. The Long Line. Five Minute Pizza Seminar Talk at Rutgers University; 2021 December; Piscataway, NJ.
  3. * Complex Analysis in the Service of Combinatorics. Graduate Student Intercollegiate Mathematics Seminar at Lehigh University; 2021 November; Bethlehem, PA.
  4. Interactive Theorem Proving with Lean. Rose-Hulman Institute of Mathematics Undergraduate Math Conference; 2021 April; Online.
  5. Student-Led Academic Community Organizing. Rose-Hulman Institute of Mathematics Undergraduate Math Conference; 2021 April; Online.
  6. Interactive Theorem Proving with Lean. EPaDel MAA Spring Section Meeting; 2021 April; Online.
  7. Interactive Theorem Proving with Lean. Hudson River Valley Undergraduate Math Conference; 2021 April; Online.
  8. * Student-Led Academic Community Organizing. University of Guam College of Natural and Applied Sciences STEM Conference; 2021 April; Online.
  9. Interactive Theorem Proving with Lean. Mid-Atlantic Seminar on Numbers; 2021 March; Online.
  10. Interactive Theorem Proving with Lean. Brown University’s Symposium on Undergraduate Research in the Math. Sciences; 2021 March; Online.
  11. Interactive Theorem Proving with Lean. Series on Exploring Combinatorics and Number Theory; 2021 Jan; Online.
  12. Integral Polyhedral Sphere Packings. Graduate Number Theory Seminar at Rutgers University; 2020 Dec; Online.
  13. Integral Polyhedral Sphere Packings. Muhlenberg Summer Research Scholars Seminar; 2020 August; Online.
  14. Chorded Pancyclic Properties in Claw-Free Graphs. Joint Math Meetings: AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs; 2020 Jan; Denver, CO.
  15. Chorded Pancyclic Properties in Claw-Free Graphs. Joint Math Meetings: MAA Undergraduate Poster Session; 2020 Jan; Denver, CO.
  16. The Transfer of Disciplinary Knowledge in Tutoring Sessions. International Writing Center Association; 2019 Oct; Columbus, OH.
  17. Chorded Pancyclic Properties in Claw-Free Graphs. Series on Exploring Combinatorics and Number Theory; 2019 Oct; Allentown, PA.
  18. Doing an REU and Chorded Pancyclic Properties in Claw-Free Graphs. Muhlenberg Mathematics Department Colloquium; 2019 Sept; Allentown, PA.
  19. Chorded Pancyclic Properties in Claw-Free Graphs. Poster Session at the Celebration of Student Research and Scholarship at Muhlenberg College; 2019 Sept; Allentown, PA.
  20. Extensions of Romik’s Dynamical System. Moravian College Undergraduate Mathematics Conference; 2018 Feb; Bethlehem, PA.