**EDUCATION**

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, Rutgers University, NJ, May 2006.

Dissertation Advisor : Doron Zeilberger

Master of Science in Mathematics, Temple University, PA, May 2001.

Advanced Diploma in Mathematics, ICTP {The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics} Italy, August 1996.

Master of Science in Mathematics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, June 1994.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, June 1990.

**RESEARCH**

Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, Hypergeometric Series and Generalizations, Symbolic Computation, and Combinatorial Number Theory

**SELECTED PUBLICATIONS**

- Using the “Freshman’s Dream” to Prove Combinatorial Congruences

(with D. Zeilberger),*The American Mathematical Monthly*, v. 124

No. 7 (Aug.-Sept. 2017), 597-608. - Analysis of the gift exchange problem (with David Applegate, Neil

J. A. Sloane, and Doron Zeilberger),*Electronic J. of Combinatorics*,

Volume 24(3), paper P3.9(2017). - Searching for Strange Hypergeometric Identities by Sheer Brute Force

(with D. Zeilberger),*Integers*, 8(2008), A36. - FIVE Applications of Wilf-Zeilberger Theory to Enumeration and

Probability (with D. Zeilberger),*Computer Algebra 2006, Latest Ad-*

*vances in Symbolic Algorithms”, World Scienticfic*, Aug. 2007. - Multi-Variable Zeilberger and Almkvist-Zeilberger Algorithms and

the Sharpening of Wilf-Zeilberger, (with D. Zeilberger),*Adv. Appl.*

*Math. 37(2006)(Special Regev issue), 139-152*. - Innite families of accelerating series for some classical constants us-

ing the MWZ Method,*J. of Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical*

*Computer Sciences*, vol**7**no 1 (2005), pp. 11-24. - Sharp Upper Bounds for the Orders of The Recurrences Outputted

by the Zeilberger and q-Zeilberger Algorithms, (with D. Zeilberger),

*J. Symb. Computation*,**39**(2005), 201-207. - Series Evaluations of a Quartic Integrals, Ramanujan J., 24 (2011),

147-150. - Some nice sums are almost as nice if you turn them upside down, J.

*Combinatorics and Number Theory*(with D. Zeilberger), Volume 2

(2010), issue 1, Paper Number 5.

**PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION**

AMS and MAA