I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M, under the supervision of Dr. Michael Brannan. I am interested primarily in operator algebras, quantum information theory, and functional analysis.

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keifler [at] math [dot] tamu [dot] edu

Curriculum Vitae

CV (last updated November 2019)


PhD (2016 - present) Texas A&M (USA)
Masters of Mathematics (2015-2016) University of Waterloo (Canada)
Bachelor of Science (2011-2015) University of Alberta (Canada)

You can access my Masters Thesis here.


My research focuses on operator algebras, quantum information theory, and functional analysis. You can find more information here.

Publications and Preprints

Bigalois extensions and the graph isomorphism game (with M. Brannan, A. Chirvasitu, S. Harris, V. Paulsen, X. Su, and M. Wasilewski), Communications in Mathematical Physics, DOI 10.1007/s00220-019-03563-9, 33 pages, arXiv:1812.11474


In Spring 2020 I am teaching Math 141. You can find the course website here.

Past Teaching and TA duties: here


GIG'EM 2020

The website for GIG'EM 2020 can be found here.

Qualifying Exams

I have taught the real analysis qualifier exam preparation course in the summers 2018 and 2019. I have created a number of resources for the real analysis and algebra qualifying exams at Texas A&M, which can be found here.

Directed Reading Program

Along with Dr. Anne Shiu and Taylor Brysiewicz, I am organizing a Directed Reading Program for undergraduate students. This began in Fall 2018, and has run each subsequent Fall and Spring semester.

Upcoming/Recent Conferences and Professional Travel