Paul Fili

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics

My Contact Info (Spring 2019)

Office: MSCS 532
Office hours: Wednesday 1:30-3:20 pm in my office, Thursday 1:30-3:20 pm (changed) in the MLSC, and by appointment.
E-mail: paul.fili (at)


In the Spring of 2019, I am teaching MATH 3933: Research Methods in Mathematics and MATH 4753: Introduction to Cryptography .


My research interests are in number theory and analysis. I am primarily interested in topics relating to the distribution of algebraic numbers and points of small height, potential theory, and arithmetic dynamics. My work is focused on Bogomolov and Lehmer type problems as well as unlikely intersections for dynamical systems.



Unpublished notes

Here is my doctoral thesis, Orthogonal decomposition of the space of algebraic numbers modulo torsion from the University of Texas at Austin (May 2010).

About me

My Curriculum Vitae.

I received my bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics with a language citation in Classical Greek from Harvard University in 2004. I wrote my senior honors thesis on Lenstra's Elliptic Curve method of factorization under the direction of Frank Calegari. I received my Ph.D in Mathematics in May 2010 at the University of Texas at Austin studying under the supervision of Jeffrey Vaaler.

Last updated January 25, 2019.