## Ben Burns

I'm an undergraduate at UMass Amherst studying math and CS.
My general interests are in applications of probability, in control of deterministic and stochastic systems, and in mathematical machine learning.
I am fortunate to be advised by
Markos Katsoulakis and
Benjamin Zhang.

I am passionate about computer science education. Spring 2024 will be my 10th semester as an
Undergraduate Course Assistant (UCA)
at UMass, and I'm proud to be both a UCA for
Formal Language Theory
and a UCA program coordinator.
I was previously Head UCA for
Foundations of Programming
and
Algorithms,
and also the grader for undergraduate number theory.

### projects

Information about my research and projects can be found here. My math and CS course history can be found here. My CV is available upon request.

### blog

[2023-06-25] The importance of the "Missing Skills" not taught by the UMass CS curriculum

### news

[2023-09-03] I am organizing the inaugural UMass SIAM seminar series

[2023-06-02] I will be participating in the
2023 UMass Math REU
under the supervision of
Markos Katsoulakis and
Benjamin Zhang.