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I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. My thesis advisor is Mitchell Luskin.

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  • Office: VINH 559
  • Phone: (612) 624-4523
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  • During the summer of 2011, Mitchell Luskin and I supervised a research project by Max Veit, who is an undergraduate at University of Minnesota. You can find his report at
  • I have led recitation sections for Calculus II (Fall 2007), Calculus I (Spring 2008), Excursions in Mathematics (Fall 2008), and Short Calculus (Spring 2009).


  • Brian Van Koten and Christoph Ortner. Symmetries of 2-lattices and second order accuracy of the Cauchy--Born model. Submitted. arXiv:1203.5854
  • Mitchell Luskin, Christoph Ortner, and Brian Van Koten. Formulation and optimization of the energy-based blended quasicontinuum method. Submitted. arXiv:1112.2377
  • Brian Van Koten and Mitchell Luskin, Analysis of energy-based blended quasicontinuum methods. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, to appear. arXiv:1008.2138
  • Brian Van Koten, Xingjie Helen Li, Mitchell Luskin, and Christoph Ortner, A Computational and Theoretical Investigation of the Accuracy of Quasicontinuum Methods. In Ivan Graham, Tom Hou, Omar Lakkis, and Rob Scheichl, editors, Numerical Analysis of Multiscale Problems. Springer, to appear. arXiv:1012.6031

From my undergraduate years

  • Rowena Held, Iva Stavrov, and Brian VanKoten. (Semi-)Riemannian geometry of (para-)octonionic projective planes. Differential Geom. Appl., 27(4):464--481, 2009. arXiv:0702631
  • J. Hardin, A. Mitani, L. Hicks, and B. VanKoten. A robust measure of correlation between two genes on a microarray. BMC Bioinformatics, 8(1):220, 2007.

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