I am a CLE Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the summer of 2017 I was a coordinator of the SUMRY program for undergraduates at Yale. In Spring 2017 as a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, during the special semester on homological mirror symmetry. Research: My current research revolves around combinatorial structures that arise in the study of algebraic varieties. My primary focus has been on applications of tropical, nonarchimedean, and logarithmic techniques to the geometry of curves, their moduli spaces, and their enumerative geometry. Here is a short nontechnical description of some aspects of my work, aimed at a general scientist. Feel free to have a look at my cv or my papers. You can find my postdoctoral application materials from 2015 here. Updated materials will be available shortly. Teaching: In Fall 2017 I will teach 18.782 at MIT, an introductory course on arithmetic geometry, aimed at undergraduate mathematics majors  information on this will be available soon. In Fall 2016, I taught 18.01A/18.02A, an accelerated single and multivariable calculus course for freshmen. Students: I enjoy learning mathematics with my talented and motivated high school and undergraduate students. In summer 2017 I directly supervised 6 undergraduate students at Yale's SUMRY program. In 201617 I supervised a high school student as part of MIT's PRIMESUSA program and one undergraduate student as part of a UROP. If you are an MIT undergraduate and want to work with me starting in Fall 2017, send me an email. Upcoming talks & travel:
