Ph.D., Univ. of Oregon (1999)
M.S., Univ. of Oregon (1994)
B.S., Univ. of Kansas (1992)
Born in Tôkyô, Takunari Miyazaki spent his early years in Braunschweig and Nagoya. He received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Kansas. He then received his Ph.D. in computer and information science from the University of Oregon, with a dissertation in computational group theory written under the direction of Professor Eugene M. Luks. He began his teaching career at Bucknell University. He joined the Trinity faculty in 2001.
Miyazaki's research interests are algebraic algorithms, computational complexity and symbolic computation. He is particularly interested in the rich interplay amongst these three areas involving group-theoretic problems. At Trinity, he strives to challenge students to become better problem-solvers in his courses at all levels. In addition to teaching introductory courses, he has taught advanced courses on algorithms, the theory of computation and foundations of programming languages. He has also recently developed and taught a first-year seminar on the life and work of Alan M. Turing.