Andy Yin

PhD student

Department of Mathematics

Stanford University


Building 380 (Sloan Hall), 380-L

Stanford, California 94305


andyyin at stanford dot edu


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I am a PhD student in mathematics at Stanford University. My mathematical interests are in analysis and geometry. Currently, I am working in microlocal analysis, with a particular focus on the edge calculus and elliptic edge boundary value problems.

I grew up in Canberra, Australia. I attended the Australian National University (ANU), also in Canberra, where I received a bachelor's degree with a major in mathematics, First Class Honours, and a University Medal. In 2021, under the supervision of Dr. James Tener, I wrote my Honours thesis on II1 subfactors, a topic in the theory of operator algebras. You can find a digital copy here.

I also have a side interest in quantum computing. During my undergraduate studies, I undertook two research projects in quantum computing under the supervision of Dr. Marcus Doherty at the ANU Research School of Physics. In February-July 2022, I worked for Quantum Brilliance, an Australian-German quantum computing hardware company.

I also write about popular science, mathematics, and my experiences as a graduate student.


7 May 2024 - I'm pleased to share that I've been elected to the Graduate Student Council at Stanford. My term starts on 21 May.

3 May 2024 - I will be attending the conference From Microlocal to Global Analysis from 10-12 May at MIT.

31 Mar 2024 - I have a new blog, where I'll be writing about science and math, as well as my experiences as a graduate student.

1 Jan 2024 - I will be attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings from 3-6 January in San Francisco.

16 Aug 2022 - I am pleased to share that I will be commencing a PhD in mathematics at Stanford University in September.

8 Feb 2022 - I was honoured to receive my degree certificate and University Medal at an in-person graduation ceremony. I also had the privilege of being the Student Speaker and addressing the graduating cohort of students in the College of Science and the College of Health & Medicine. In my address, I highlighted the importance of using scientific skills to question and investigate not only the natural world but also our society and institutions. You can listen to my speech here.

4 Jan 2022 - I'm excited to announce that I have been awarded a University Medal for my Honours thesis, Invariants in the II1 subfactor theory of von Neumann algebras.