Ran Tao


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Hey there!
I am currently a master's student at McGill University. My main research interests are in descriptive set theory, descriptive combinatorics, logic and geometric and combinatorial group theory. I also sometimes enjoy thinking about problems in theoretical computer science. My supervisor is Anush Tserunyan. You can find my CV here.

Drop me an email: ran (dot) tao6 (at) math (dot) mcgill (dot) ca.


Research

Separations in Proof Complexity and TFNP
with Mika Goos, Alexandros Hollender, Siddhartha Jain, Gilbert Maystre, William Pires, Robert Robere.
Submitted [ECCC].

Further collapses in TFNP
with Mika Goos, Alexandros Hollender, Siddhartha Jain, Gilbert Maystre, William Pires, Robert Robere.
Submitted [ECCC].

On public-coin zero-error randomized communication complexity
with Ben Davis, Hamed Hatami, William Pires, Hamza Usmani.
Submitted [ECCC].


Miscellaneous

I love karate.
I have been practicing Shotokan karate since 2012. I have trained at (AKJQ, Quebec City) Club de karate de Sainte-Foy, (AKJQ, Laval) Centre de karate shotokan Laval, (IKD, Toronto) HQ Honbu Upper Beaches and (JKA, Montreal) ETS. I also founded and teach at McGill Karateka.

GSAMS
I serve on the Graduate Student Association for Mathematics and Statistics (GSAMS) as VP-Academic.

Some interesting finds
My childhood neighbour and friend Laura Doyle Pean is, among other things, a heartfelt poet. I highly recommend their work Coeur Yoyo.