Hi! I'm a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am fortunate to be advised by James Freitag. You can reach me at kzhou23 [at] uic.edu.

My CV is available here.

My research interests lie in mathematical logic, more specifically model theory. I'm currently working on connections between model theory, computational learning theory, and finite combinatorics.

- Query learning bounds for advice and nominal automata (in preparation)

In Spring 2022, I was a UIC NSF TRIPODS Graduate Fellow.

In Summer 2019, I was a UIC NSF RTG Pre-doctoral Fellow.

In Fall 2023, I am an instructor for MATH 294 Emerging Scholars Workshop for MATH 215 (Intro to Advanced Mathematics).

My office hours are 2-4PM in the MSLC.

At UIC, I have been an Instructor for the following courses:

- MATH 294 Emerging Scholars Workshop for MATH 330 (Abstract Algebra I) (about the ESP program at UIC)
- MATH 294 Emerging Scholars Workshop for MATH 215 (Introduction to Advanced Mathematics)
- MATH 179 Emerging Scholars Workshop for Calculus I
- MATH 090 Intermediate Algebra
- Summer Enrichment Workshop in Mathematics - MATH 090

At UIC, I have been a TA for the following courses:

- MATH 090 Intermediate Algebra
- MATH 110 College Algebra
- MATH 125 Elementary Linear Algebra
- MATH 180 Calculus I

In Fall 2022, I was a TA for the Preliminary Arizona Winter School on Heights and Model Theory.

Outside of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, I love teaching fun and interesting math topics to middle and high school students. Some opportunities I've had for this include:

- Math Circles of Chicago, one of many math circles around globe, which provides free after-school programs for 5-12th graders across Chicago, and
- the Young Scholars Program at UIC, a free summer day camp for high schoolers in the Chicagoland area.

During my time as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University, I was a TA for:

- 15-251 Great Theoretical Ideas in Computer Science
- 21-127 Concepts of Mathematics

Outside of mathematics, I enjoy making music, reading and exercising.

I am a covenant member of Church of the Beloved, where I also serve on staff part-time as the Production Manager.