Alex McDonald
Graduate Student
Office  908 Hylan Building 
Email:  amcdona5@ur.rochester.edu 
Research
I am a graduate student at the University of Rochester. My advisor is Alex Iosevich. I am interested in combinatorics and analysis, particularly geometric combinatorics and geometric measure theory. Much of my work has been related to ErdosFalconer type distance problems and generalizations to large point configurations, both in the Euclidean setting and in vector spaces over finite fields. I am also interested in geometric incidences and related problems in geometric combinatorics.
CV
You can find my CV here.
My publications

Areas spanned by point configurations in the plane. Accepted, Proceedings of the AMS.

Distinct distances from points on a circle to a generic set (with Brian McDonald, Jonathan Passant, and Anurag Sahay), submitted.

Areas of triangles and SL_2 actions in finite rings. BULLETIN of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Mathematics Series, Computer science, Mechanics, No.2 (127) / 2019

Congruence classes of large configurations in vector spaces over finite fields. Funct. Approx. Comment. Math., Volume 62, Number 1 (2020), 131141.
Teaching
I am currently the head TA for Math 142. For past teaching experience, see my CV.