Dan has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics (both Summa cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University, where is currently completing his Ph.D, also in Pure Mathematics. His main topic of research is number theory, mostly dealing in function field analogues. He has 10 years of experience in research of mathematical algorithms.
As a student, Dan participated and won bronze, silver and gold medals in international math and informatics olympiads for both high school and university students. He has since been involved in the training of Israeli students for the International Mathematical Olympiad, and in recent years acted as leader of the Israeli delegations to the International Mathematical Olympiad and other competitions for high school students.
Dan enjoys dancing the Lindy Hop, which he also instructs voluntarily.