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
 Special values of trigonometric Dirichlet series and Eichler integrals
Armin Straub — Preprint — 2014  Multivariate Apéry numbers and supercongruences of rational functions
Armin Straub — Preprint — 2014  On a secant Dirichlet series and Eichler integrals of Eisenstein series
Bruce C. Berndt, Armin Straub — Preprint — 2014  Supercongruences for sporadic sequences
Robert Osburn, Brundaban Sahu, Armin Straub — Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society — 2014  Positivity of rational functions and their diagonals
Armin Straub, Wadim Zudilin — Journal of Approximation Theory — Special issue dedicated to Richard Askey — 2014
Recent talks
 Apéry numbers and their experimental siblings (ICERM)
2014/07/22 — Challenges in 21st Century Experimental Mathematical Computation (ICERM, Brown University)  Supercongruences for Apérylike numbers (Bristol)
2014/07/09 — 2nd EUUS Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics (University of Bristol, GB)  Multivariate Apéry numbers (Illinois)
2014/06/03 — Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate Students and Recent PhDs XI (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)  On a secant Dirichlet series and Eichler integrals of Eisenstein series (Moab)
2014/05/12 — 28th Automorphic Forms Workshop (Moab, Utah)  Multivariate Apéry numbers and supercongruences of rational functions (Texas Tech)
2014/04/13 — AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting 2014, Special Session on Recent Developments in Number Theory (Texas Tech University)