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 September 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), 33 pages, arXiv:1812.11474


In Fall 2019 I am grading for the online course Math 645: A Survey of Mathematical Problems I. I have previously taught Math 141 twice, and you can find the course websites here and here.

Past Teaching and TA duties: here


Qualifying Exams

I have taught the real analysis qualifier exam preparation course in the summers 2018 adn 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 runs each Fall and Spring semester.

Upcoming/Recent Conferences and Professional Travel