From 2019--2022 I will be an Assistant Adjunct Professor (ie. a postdoc) within the Computational and Applied Mathematics group at UCLA . My primary advisor is Wotao Yin . I received my PhD from the University of Georgia in May 2019. My advisor was Ming-Jun Lai . Prior to that I was an undergraduate at University of Cape Town from where I also received my Master's degree. In between Cape Town and Athens, Georgia I spent a semester at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, working with Professor Fabrizio Catanese and his Lehrstuhl. You can find a copy of my CV here . On the right is a photo of me and my dad; I am the one on the left.
I am primarily interested in applied and computational mathematics. I enjoy using techniques from compressed sensing, graph theory and geometry to provide theoretically sound solutions to problems of practical interest in data science.
Below are links to various short expository papers written primarily for my own benefit, to my masters and honours thesis and to the slides of various talks that I have given.
While at the University of Cape Town I was involved with a really great organisation called SHAWCO . I worked on a project that offered after-school tuition to learners from three schools in the Kensington area of Cape Town. We found the worksheets developed by the Malati Group as well as the Answer Series Books to be very useful.
You can reach me at [my surname]@math.ucla.edu. The email addresses [my surname]@math.uga.edu and danmac29[at]uga.edu will work until mid-2020. My office is MS 5346.