John Michael Clark

PhD student at UT Austin (formerly Oklahoma State University)

My Contact Info (Spring 2024)

Office: PMA 12.136
E-mail: john (dot) m (dot) clark (at) utexas (dot) edu


For Spring 2024, I will be a teaching assistant for M427L: Advance Calculus for Applications II. Course pages are available on Canvas.

I also do math tutoring in my spare time over Zoom. Email me if you're interested and we can discuss meeting times and hourly rates.


My research interests currently lie in algebraic geometry and representation theory. Previously I studied number theory and analysis, focusing on topics relating to the distribution of algebraic numbers and points of small height, potential theory, and arithmetic dynamics. I am especially interested in Lehmer type problems that can be approached through machine learning.

Here's what I'm currently working on.

I am also interested in adaptive network models as they relate to COVID-19. Here is a paper that has been published that I worked on with Carl Corcoran during the AIMS 2020 Summer School Session on COVID-19.

This semester I will be leading a learning seminar on Algebraic Geometry.

About me

My Curriculum Vitae.

I received my bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 2016. Here is my Masters Thesis on Polynomials with Small Mahler Measure on Elliptic Curves via Genetic Algorithms, which I worked on under the direction of Paul Fili at Oklahoma State University.

I enjoy taking my dog Judah (who's now a senior citizen!) to the park in when I'm home with my family.

I am a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. You can explore the life stories of Christian faculty here.

Last updated January 9, 2024.