## A Brief Bio

**W**elcome to my homepage. I'm a mathematician at the **University of Cambridge**. After growing up in South India and South Africa, I completed my studies at **Harvey Mudd College** and **Yale University** where I got my B.S. and Ph.D. respectively. 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 University**. I was a CLE 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 only that homological mirror symmetry is very complicated.

My research is centered around the study of combinatorial structures in algebraic geometry, with a particular emphasis on concrete applications to the geometry of curves, moduli theory, and Gromov-Witten theory. One result I'm quite attached concerns the application to an old line of questioning in Brill-Noether theory, which you can check out **here** and **here**. A lot of my time more **recently** has been spent thinking about a "logarithmic" Gromov-Witten theory.

I've tried to create opportunities for high school and undergraduate students across a diverse range of backgrounds to participate in mathematics. I particularly enjoy working with young students on mathematical research projects. I've been involved with Pavel Etingof's **PRIMES**** **program at MIT for high school students. I've taken undergraduate summer students at Yale, MIT, and Cambridge. A record of their work archived **here**.