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bio website davidlowryduda.com
location Providence, RI
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I'm working on my Math PhD at Brown University. I've finished my second year, and now I pursue my interests in analytic number theory. In particular, I study automorphic forms under Dr. Jeff Hoffstein.

I happen to loosely update a math blog at mixedmath.wordpress.com. I put a lot of MSE things on there too, though a lot of the material caters to whatever class I'm teaching at the time (this fall, calc I).


Aug
10
asked The use of cribs
Jul
28
comment About Cryptography in a Character Language
Unless I am mistaken, Japanese and Chinese are completely different written languages, functionally speaking. The various Japanese kana alphabets are entirely syllabic and phonetic. Although they have more than 26 characters, they only have 48 each. Chinese is typically written via pictograms and ideograms, and there are dozens of thousands of different symbols. I am very familiar with Codebreakers and Japanese ciphers, but I do not think that such techniques lend themselves easily to Chinese. But I do not know much about Chinese, so perhaps I am wrong.
Jul
27
awarded  Student
Jul
27
asked About Cryptography in a Character Language
Jul
25
awarded  Quorum
Jul
19
answered Are there asymmetric cryptographic algorithms that are not based on integer factorization and discrete logarithm?
Jul
14
awarded  Teacher
Jul
13
awarded  Supporter
Jul
13
answered Taking advantage of one-time pad key reuse?
Jul
13
awarded  Autobiographer