Samir Canning
Email: srcannin at ucsd dot edu
Office: AP&M 5760
My name is Samir Canning. I am a third year Ph.D student in the department of mathematics at the University of California San Diego. My advisor is Elham Izadi. Before moving to California, I got my B.A. in mathematics at Columbia University.
Here is my CV.
I work in algebraic geometry. Specifically, I am currently interested in intersection theory on moduli spaces, especially those related to the moduli space of curves. My previous work was on the dimension of the variety of lines on a Fano complete intersection.
Papers and Preprints
 On a Conjecture on the Variety of Lines on a Fano Complete Intersection (arxiv)
Seminars
I organize the student learning algebraic geometry seminar at UCSD.
In Winter 2020, the topic is Moduli of Curves.
In Fall 2018, the topic is Abelian Varieties. See here.
In Spring 2018, the topic was surfaces. See here.
In Winter 2018, the topic was the dimension theory of Noetherian rings.
See here.
Outreach
I am the current president of the Mathematics Graduate Student Council at UCSD.
Starting Fall 2018, I will be volunteering to tutor refugee students at a local school with San Diego Refugee Tutoring. Let me know if you're interested in joining me.
In Spring 2018, I led five undergraduates through a course on algebraic curves as a part of UCSD's RTG in Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory.
Teaching:
I am currently one of the Junior Teaching Assistants. This means that I help coordinate the course Math 500, which is an introduction to teaching for graduate students.
I was a teaching assistant for the following courses.
 Fall 2018, 109 Mathematical Reasoning
 Spring 2018, 20E Vector Calculus
 Winter 2018, 103B Abstract Algebra II
 Fall 2017, 18 Linear Algebra
 Spring 2017, Representation Theory of Finite Groups (Columbia)

Fall 2016, Introduction to Modern Analysis I (Columbia)
 Summer 2016, Calculus II (Columbia)
 Summer 2016, Calculus III (Columbia)
 Spring 2016, Introduction to Higher Mathematics (Columbia)
 Fall 2015, Introduction to Modern Analysis I (Columbia)
 Summer 2015, Introduction to Modern Analysis I (Columbia)