Daniel Keliher (he/him)

Limited Term Assistant Professor

University of Georgia

Dept. of Mathematics

Boyd Research Center 642


Since Fall 2022, I am a limited term assistant professor at the University of Georgia working in the Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory Group. Broadly speaking, my interests include number theory, arithmetic statistics, and arithmetic geometry. I recived my PhD in mathematics from Tufts University where I was supervised by Robert Lemke Oliver. I graduated from Brown in 2017 and earned my Master's from Tufts in 2019.

I can be reached at mylastname(at)uga(dot)edu. Here is my CV.


I am mainly interested in number theory and arithmetic statistics. Here are my papers/preprints:

  1. Comparing the Density of D4 and S4 Extensions of Number Fields, with Matt Friedrichsen [Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 149 (2021), 2357-2369; arXiv]

  2. Enumerating D4 Quartics and a Galois Group Bias Over Function Fields [arXiv, accepted by Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux]

  3. Mertens' Theorem for Chebotarev Sets, with Santiago Arango-Piñeros and Chris Keyes [arXiv, accepted by International Journal of Number Theory]

  4. Rank Growth of Elliptic Curves in S4 and A4 Extensions of the Rationals [arXiv]

  5. Exceptional Biases over Function Fields, with Alexandre Bailleul, Lucile Devin and Wanlin Li [In preparation]

I have also worked in computational genomics. The papers and abstracts below are the result of collaboration with Eli Van Allen, David Liu, and others at the Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute. My contributions primarily dealt with applications of non-negative matrix factorization to problems about mutational signatures. Check out related work from the Van Allen Lab. Though this is not my current research focus, I am very interested in revisiting some of these ideas with topological methods. Research from this work can be found at PubMed or on Google Scholar. Here are the highlights:

  1. D. Liu, P. Abbosh, D. Keliher, et al. Mutational patterns in chemotherapy resistant muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Nature Communications (2017)

  2. D. Miao, P. Rescigno, D. Liu, et al. Genomic correlates of response to immune checkpoint blockade in microsatellite-stable solid tumors. Nature Genetics (2018)

  3. D.N. Rodrigues, P. Rescigno, D. Liu, et al.Immunogenomic analyses associate immunological alterations with mismatch repair defects in prostate cancer. The Journal of Clinical Oncology (2019)

  4. B. Reardon, N. D. Moore, N. Moore, et al. Clinical interpretation of integrative molecular profiles to guide precision cancer medicine (bioRXiv preprint, 2020)


Current Teaching, Fall 2022

  • Instructor of Record for Math 2260: Calculus II, Spring 2023

Past Teaching at UGA

  • Instructor of Record for Math 2250: Calculus I, Fall 2022 (2 sections)

Past Teaching at Salve Regina:

  • Instructor of Record for MTH-171-02: Mathematics in the Social Sciences, Spring 2021

Past Teaching at Tufts:

  • Head TA + TA for Math 32 recitation, AY2021

  • Instructor of Record for MATH-0019: Mathematics of Social Choice, Summer 2021

  • Instructor of Record for MATH-0021: Introductory Statistics, Spring 2020 and Summer B 2020 (syllabus)

  • Instructor of Record for MATH-0030: Introduction to Calculus, Summer 2019

  • Recitation Instructor for MATH-0032: Calculus I, Fall 2019

Other Stuff

For many years I organized the Tufts University Directed Reading Program (DRP). In Fall 2022, I participated in the Spelman-Morehouse DRP.

From Spring 2019 to Fall 2021, I organized the Tufts Math Graduate Student Seminar, which is now run by J.C. Wang.