I am a CLE Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Spring 2017 I will be a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study.
I completed my PhD in 2016 in the mathematics department at Yale under the watchful eye of Sam Payne. In 2015 I was a visiting student of Dan Abramovich at Brown. In my pre-Yale days I studied mathematics at Harvey Mudd College under Dagan Karp.
My research is centered around combinatorial techniques in algebraic geometry, particularly through connections to tropical and non-archimedean geometry. My recent work has focused on the geometry of moduli spaces and logarithmic Gromov-Witten theory. Here is a short non-technical description of my research, aimed at a general scientist. Here is a more technical research statement, from Fall 2015. Feel free to have a look at my cv or my papers.
This fall, together with Bjorn Poonen, I am organizing the S.T.A.G.E learning seminar on tropical geometry. In summer 2016 I was a mentor for the Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Research at Yale (SUMRY) program and an assistant for MSRI's workshop on chip-firing games and tropical curves.
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