Benjamin Sepanski

Summary of Research

As the body of knowledge in computational mathematics grows, software
implementations have become increasingly crucial to the utility of a result. I research methods of automatic programming through program synthesis. This enables programmers to focus on the abstract methods they are programming rather than on the minute optimizations needed to make small kernels of code take full advantage of high performance systems. Much of this work relies on research in formal verification.

Publications

Kirby, R., Klockner, A., & Sepanski, B. (2021). Finite Elements for Helmholtz Equations with a Nonlocal Boundary Condition. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 43(3), A1671-A1691.

Glenn, J., O'Neill, C., Ponomarenko, V., and Sepanski, B. Augmented Hilbert series of numerical semigroups. Integers, 32 (Jun 2019), 1-15.

Sepanski, B. Augmented Hilbert series of numerical semigroups. Presented at AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs, IV (Jan 2018).

Awards

2019 Goldwater Scholar
Recipient of Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Student Travel Grant to the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings
2018 & 2019 Outstanding Math Student at the J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Convocation
Recipient of Baylor Mathematics Scholarships:
- Jerry Johnson Scholarship (2018 & 2019)
- Gene & Ruth B Royer Scholarship (2018 & 2019)
- KL & Vivian Carter Scholarship (2017)
- Howard/Anita Rolf Scholarship (2017)
- Schultz-Werba Math Scholarship (2017)
- Carlile Engineering Scholarship (2016)
Received President's Gold Scholarship at Baylor University
2017 National Merit Scholar