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Andrew Bridy

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2014

1001 Hylan Hall
(585) 276-7854

Office Hours: By appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Current Activities

On March 7 I am giving the Applied Algebra seminar at Berkeley.

On April 1 I am giving the Galois seminar at Penn.

I will be speaking at the Sixth Annual Upstate NY Number Theory Conference, April 30-May 1.

From May 16-20 I will be attending the workshop on The Galois Theory of Orbits in Arithmetic Dynamics at AIM in San Jose, CA.

In Fall 2016 I will be joining the math department at Texas A&M as an Instructional Assistant Professor.

Research Overview

My research interests are primarily in number theory and algebraic geometry, and more specifically in arithmetic dynamics. I study algebraic, arithmetic, and combinatorial properties of dynamical systems, such as ramification of primes in fields generated by preimages of a given point under a rational map, or how the number of periodic points of a map changes as the underlying field varies. I am also very interested in the applications of finite automata to algebra and number theory.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • MTH 161  Calculus IA
  • MTH 236  Introduction to Algebra I

Selected Publications



  • “The Art of Iterating Rational Functions over Finite Fields,” May 2013 BIRS workshop. Slides. Video