Department of Mathematics
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Office: 304 Altgeld Hall; (217) 265-6255
e-mail: ford(AT)math(DOT)uiuc(DOT)edu


Link to all of my papers

Curriculum Vita

UIUC Number Theory Seminar

Some slides of talks

Divisors of integers, permutations and polynomials. . Analytic and probabilistic number theory web seminar. December 3, 2020.

Prime gaps, probabilistic models, the interval sieve, Hardy-Littlewood conjectures and Siegel zeros , Number Theory Web Seminar, September 3, 2020.

Divisibility of the central binomial coefficient. Webinar in additive combinatorics, November 3, 2020.

CRM summer School, Probability in Number Theory, , Montreal, May 2018.
Talk 1 , Talk 2 , Talk 3 . Subject: Large gaps between primes and other sequences

Strongly diagonal behavior in Vinogradov's mean value theorem , talk given at Goettingen (July, 2012) and Oberwolfach (October, 2013).

Multiplicative structure of integers, shifted primes and arithmetic functions , Erdos 100 Conference, Budapest, July 2013.

New explicit constructions of RIP matrices and related problems , Lectures at Texas A&M University, Workshop "Greedy Algorithms in Banach Spaces and Compressed Sensing", July 20-22, 2011.

Distribution of integers with a divisor in a given interval , Lecture at Univ. Montreal, March 14, 2006.

Illinois Number Theory Conferences

Analytic and Combinatorial Number Theory: The Legacy of Ramanujan , June 6-9, 2019.

2015 Illinois Number Theory Conference (August 13-14, 2015)

Number Theory at Illinois: A conference in honor of the Batemans and Heini Halberstam, June 5-7, 2014

Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate Students and Recent PhDs IX, October 13-14, 2012.

Illinois Number Theory Conference, May 27-28, 2011.

Illinois Number Theory Conference, May 21-22, 2010.

Number Theory in the Spirit of Erdős , special session at the Urbana regional AMS meeting, March 27-29, 2009.

Illinois Number Theory Celebration. March 25-26, 2009

Illinois Number Theory Fest. May 16-20, 2007

Course Materials

Lecture notes

  • Sieve methods
  • Anatomy of Integers and random permutations, Fall 2017. Partial notes

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