Shashank Kanade

Assistant Professor

What I do

I conduct research in a variety of interconnected mathematical disciplines and also teach undergraduate and graduate students.


algebra, number theory, experimental mathematics

Professional Biography

I obtained my PhD from Rutgers University in 2015, after which I conducted research at University of Alberta as a post-doc funded by a post-doctoral fellowship awarded by Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences. I also spent 4 months at the University of Melbourne, where I was funded by Australian government's Endeavour Research Fellowship. I joined DU in Sept. 2017 as an Assistant Professor. My research interests fall broadly under the fields of algebra and number theory.


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2015
  • MS, Mathematics and Scientific Computing, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • American Mathematical Society


My current research interests lie in the interconnected areas of representation theory and number theory. Specifically, I am interested in problems related to Lie algebras and vertex operator algebras. These structures are related to conformal field theory in mathematical physics.


  • Endeavour Research Fellowship 2017, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government