Lily S. Khadjavi

"The universe... is written... in the language of mathematics." - Galileo
Office: University Hall 2765.
Postal Address: Telephone: 310-338-5969 Fax: 310-338-3768
Email: lkhadjavi at lmu dot edu. If it bounces back, try khadjavi at post dot harvard dot edu.


You can find me, or at least a slightly better likeness, in the Loyola Marymount University math department.

Fall Semester 2013
Math 132 (Calculus II), MWF@1 & T@1:35 and MWF@2 & T@3.

Academic year 2012-2013
Visiting Scholar, Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York.

Academic year 2005-2006
Associate Professor, LMU Department of Mathematics.
On sabbatical. Time spent down under (Oz), back East, the Big Apple, the Bay Area, and elsewhere.

Visiting scholar, 30th ACCMCC (plenary speaker), University of Queensland, Australia. December '05-January '06.
Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley. April '06-April '07. In residence March, late June, and sporadically.

Academic year 2004-2005
On leave. Assistant professor, Fairfield University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Connecticut.



Education:
Ph.D.
U.C. Berkeley
A.B. (same as a B.A.) Harvard University
curriculum vitae in pdf format



Research in number theory: attacking the ABC Conjecture!
Co-conspirator:
Victor Scharaschkin
  • Elliptic curves and the ABC Conjecture (preliminary version)

    And some other papers:
  • Belyi maps and elliptic curves with V. Scharaschkin.
  • An effective version of Belyi's Theorem.

    Useful links:
    Number Theory Web maintained by Keith Matthews
    Math ArXiv mirror site at UC Davis
    Summer research programs (REUs) for students in mathematics



    Other interests include cryptography, dessins d'enfants, complexity theory, and quantitative methods & social justice.

    Racial profiling in Los Angeles: A paper concerning motor vehicle stop and search data has appeared in Chance. See the American Statistical Association articles of interest and click on "Driving while black in the city of angels."


    Alene for deg Tove Ditlevsen (orig. Danish) (fra Pigesind, dikter utkom i 1939)
    Some words to live by, from my family in Norway:
  • Det finnes ikke daarlig vaer, bare daarlig klaer.
    And finally, once you've tasted raw herring in the Netherlands, you really can't ask for anything more (except maybe a fresh stroopwafel for dessert):
  • Alleen gekken en dwazen schrijven hun naam op de deuren en glazen.