Ayla Gafni
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office  820 Hylan Building 
Email:  agafni at ur dot rochester period edu 
Office hours
 Tuesday 3:30  4:30 pm
 Thursday 11am  12pm
Courses I’m teaching this semester
 Math 164  Multidimensional Calculus
 Math 235  Linear Algebra (information on Blackboard)
Research
My research interests include Analytic Number Theory, Circle Method, Harmonic Analysis, Diophantine Approximation, Partitions, and Additive Combinatorics. I am primarily interested in problems at the interface of the discrete and the continuous. I completed my Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University in 2016 under the supervision of R.C. Vaughan. In Spring 2017, I was a postdoc at MSRI in the Analytic Number Theory program.
My publications

``Additive energy and the metric Poissonian property’’, (with Thomas F. Bloom, Sam Chow, and Aled Walker), Mathematika 64 (2018) 679–700. Link

``Power partitions’’, Journal of Number Theory 163 (2016) 1942. Link

``Longest run of equal parts in a random integer composition’’, Discrete Mathematics 338 (2015) 236247. Link

``Counting rational points near planar curves’’, Acta Arithmetica 43 (2014) 91100. Link