J. L. Doob Research Assistant Professor
From January to December 2013, I visited the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics. Academic parents:

Research interests
Analytic number theory, special functions, symbolic and numerical computation, enumerative combinatorics
More specifically, objects of particular interest include
 Apérylike numbers and their properties, particularly supercongruences,
 modular forms and arithmetic differential equations,
 hypergeometric functions, multiple polylogarithms and Mahler measure.
Spring 2014 semester
Recent publications
 Multivariate Apéry numbers and supercongruences of rational functions
Armin Straub — Preprint — 2014  Supercongruences for sporadic sequences
Robert Osburn, Brundaban Sahu, Armin Straub — Preprint — 2013  On a secant Dirichlet series and Eichler integrals of Eisenstein series
Bruce C. Berndt, Armin Straub — Preprint — 2013  Positivity of rational functions and their diagonals
Armin Straub, Wadim Zudilin — Preprint — 2013  On multiple and infinite logconcavity
Luis A. Medina, Armin Straub — Preprint — 2013
Recent talks
 Multivariate Apéry numbers and supercongruences of rational functions
2014/04/13 — AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting 2014, Special Session on Recent Developments in Number Theory (Texas Tech University)  Properties and applications of Apérylike numbers (Illinois)
2014/04/03 — Number Theory Seminar (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)  On the ubiquity of modular forms and Apérylike numbers (Dublin)
2013/11/18 — Algebra and Number Theory Seminar (University College Dublin)  On a secant Dirichlet series and Eichler integrals of Eisenstein series (Cologne)
2013/11/12 — Oberseminar Zahlentheorie (Universität zu Köln)  On the ubiquity of modular forms and Apérylike numbers (Tulane)
2013/10/17 — Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar (Tulane University)