Bill Mance | Department of Mathematics

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Bill Mance

Governor Rick Perry awards RTG Postdoc Bill Mance Outstanding Mentor Award

Dr. Bill Mance, an RTG Postdoc in the Mathematics Department, was awarded an Outstanding Mentor citation from Governor Rick Perry for his mentoring of Texas Academy of Math and Science student Dylan Airey, whose project, Q-Distribution Normality on Bounded Bases, received first place in the mathematical sciences division of the 2013 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. At most 15 teachers in Texas are awarded such citations each year, and the recognition comes with an invitation to attend, expenses paid, the Governor's Science and Technology Champions Academy. Pictured below on the left, Dylan will enroll at UT Austin to major in math this upcoming fall, and he and Dr. Mance, on the right, continue to collaborate on mathematics research.

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I'm a postdoc in the Institute of Mathematics at the Polish Academy of Sciences. I will link to my new website over there as soon as I make it. My research deals primarily with normal numbers and their relation to ergodic theory, fractal geometry, number theory, and probability theory. Recently I have also started exploring questions about normal numbers relating to computability theory and descriptive set theory. My advisor was Vitaly Bergelson and I can be found here at the Mathematics Genealogy Project. You can see all of my papers here and some talks I've given here. This is my CV.

I was born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan. I have also lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio before I moved to Denton, Texas. You can find out about some of my interests outside of math here.

Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN)
Ph.D. (Mathematics), The Ohio State University (2010)
B.S. (Mathematics), Carnegie Mellon University (2003)

Instytut Matematyczny
Polskiej Akademii Nauk
ul. Sniadeckich 8
00--656 Warszawa, Poland

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