Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Saskatchewan
Office 209, McLean Hall, 106 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E6, CANADA

rayan (at) | Dept of Math & Stats | U of S



I have been playing guitar for most of my life. I have classical training, but enjoy blues and jazz guitar and the odd metal riff. I played in a few bands and jazz combos in earlier times of my life and I enjoy composing music. I have also been a piano amateur for many years, with little sign of improvement, but I am quite good at xylophone and glockenspiel, having played them in concert bands. I was a member of the Committee of the Balliol Music Society, beginning just prior to the 1,775th Concert and staying on until just after the 1,799th Concert.

My favourite type of algebraic variety is my second-favourite variety of guitar.

Other Activities

I was the Arts Editor for The Oxonian Review of Books for a couple of years in the late 2000s. I commissioned pieces on goings-on at the Barbican; American culture through the lens of The Wire; a unique exhibition of Russian works at the Royal Academy of Art; and other odds and ends.

I also paint in acrylics. I prefer landscapes and seascapes, but can do portraiture if necessary.