A Brief Bio

With Renzo, Hannah, and Paul in 2015.

Welcome! I'm a mathematician at Cambridge. I grew up in South India and South Africa, and completed my studies at Harvey Mudd College and Yale where I got my BS and PhD. I worked with Dagan Karp as an undergraduate, and wrote my PhD under the direction of Sam Payne. Sam has since moved to Austin. I also received a substantial helping hand from Dan Abramovich at Brown. I was a Moore Instructor at MIT, where I worked with Davesh Maulik. I spent a term at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2017, where I learned that homological mirror symmetry is very complicated!

My research is centered around combinatorial structures in algebraic geometry, with a particular emphasis on applications to the geometry of curves, moduli theory, and enumerative geometry. One result I'm quite attached concerns an old line of questioning in Brill-Noether theory, which you can check out here and here.