Dr. Saunders completed his PhD in pure mathematics at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He focuses on the areas of combinatorial and analytic number theory, tackling problems that have a wide variety of applications, such as to cryptography and computer science.
Dr. Saunders applies tools from combinatorics, probability theory, sieve theory, graph theory, and complex analysis to show that how classical mathematical objects can spur new developments. His goal is to develop strategies that can solve a wide variety of problems. These strategies have the potential of creating new connections between different areas of mathematics, thereby equipping mathematicians with novel approaches to tackling currently unyielding problems in diverse areas.