Arsen Elkin
Arsen ElkinSoftware Engineer
Interested in opportunities that will challenge him and enjoys collaborative projects in addition to working independently.
Technical skills include fluency in C/C++11, MapReduce as well as familiarity in Python, Go, Java, Bash, SQL, Git, PHP, and LATEX.

Arsen Elkin

Software Engineer | Google

Maintain and improve keyword suggestion backend that serves multiple AdWords frontends, including Dynamic Search Ads, Keyword Planner, Opportunities Tab.

  • Designed and launched a system for suggestion quality maintenance.
  • Implemented tools for rapid quality experimentation and exploration.
  • Made efficiency improvements, substantially increasing backend’s throughput.
  • Researched and implemented multiple suggestion quality improvements.
Feb. 2010- April 2011, Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow, Mathematics, Warwick University, Coventry, England

  • Continued research on moduli spaces of hyperelliptic curves in positive characteristic.
  • Discovered a large number of new Belyi curves using code written in MAGMA.


Aug 2009- Dec 2009, Lecturer at University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University

  • Taught a graduate course on Modular Forms.
  • Member of the commettee to improve Calculus instruction.


Aug 2006- May 2009, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics, Colorado State University


Aug 2005 – Jun 2006, Postdoctoal Fellow, Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Conducted research in Algebraic Geometry resulting in publications.
Thesis Title: Hyperelliptic Jacobians with Real Multiplication
Ph.D. Thesis Adviser: Yuri Zarhin

Academic Career:

Marie Curie Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010 – 2012)
VIGRE Grant (1998)

Languages: Fluent in English and Russian

Dancing: Avid blues and swing dancer.

  • 2013, Co-organizer for BluesQuake in San Francisco.
  • 2010-2012, Introduced blues dancing to the West Midlands, UK and Krakow, Poland.
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Arsen is a highly skilled and passionate computer programer and mathematician.

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