### Education

PhD in Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2014

MS in Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2010

BS, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2007

### RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Bounds for the cardinality of the set of number of zeros of a homogeneous linear recurring sequence based on irreducible characteristic polynomials over finite fields. (PhD dissertation, Adviser: Dr. R. Fitzgerald)

Howe duality conjecture for dyadic field. (Research in progress under Dr. J. Hundley)

### PRESENTATIONS

March 2014 : The number of zeros of linear recurring sequences over finite fields- Annual meeting of the Illinois section of MAA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL.

March 2014 : The number of zeros of linear recurring sequences over finite fields- Contributed paper sessions for Probability and Statistics and Coding Theory - MAA Southeastern sectional meetings at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN.

January 2014 : The number of zeros of linear recurring sequences over finite fields- Contributed paper sessions for Algebra and Topology - Joint Mathematical Meetings at Baltimore, MD.

May 2013 : Seminar talk on the use of Coding Theory in determining bounds on the cardinality of the set of zeros of a homogeneous linear recurring sequence - Algebra and Representation theory seminar, SIUC.

April 2013 : Seminar talk on the number of zeros of a homogeneous linear recurring sequence based on irreducible characteristic polynomials over finite fields - Algebra and Representation theory seminar, SIUC.