About me

I am an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2022-2023),  working with Laurentiu Maxim in the Geometry & Topology group. This is a continuation of my previous appointment at UW-Madison, where I held the position of Van Vleck Visiting Assistant Professor (2019-2022).

I completed my Ph.D. at Northeastern University in 2012 under the supervision of David B. Massey, where I researched singularities of complex analytic spaces. The title of my doctoral thesis is “Hypersurfaces Normalizations and Numerical Invariants,” and can be found on my Research page.



I am on the job market for a postdoctoral position!

To learn more about me, please check out my

  • research statement to see what I’m working on, including my long-term goals and projects;
  • teaching statement to get an idea of my general teaching philosophy; and
  • CV, to see a detailed breakdown of my academic history and accomplishments.

Awards

  • AMS-Simons Travel Grant (2021-2023) research proposal
  • Northeastern University Mathematics Department Best TA Award (2017-2018 academic year)
  • Robert Brian Massey Fellowship for Mathematics, Worldwide Center of Mathematics (2012)
  • Robert E. Bruce Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Boston University (2012)
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Fellowships, Boston University, (2010 and 2011)

Other Activities

  • I was a co-organizer of the Boston Graduate Math Colloquium (BGMC) with Northeastern University, Boston University, Boston College, and Harvard University. This colloquium came into being because some graduate students from different schools wanted to know more about each others’ research, and figure that other students might want to as well. It felt crazy that there were so many mathematics graduate students within a just few miles of each other in the greater Boston area, and how few of us might actually meet each other in their graduate (and post-graduate) careers. The aim of this colloquium was to provide a venue for grad students at all levels to give math talks that were accessible to a general audience, and to foster networking between early-career researchers who might be working just around the corner. The BGMC met four times during the 2017-2018 academic year, where it was hosted once at each of the member universities.

  • With Vasielios Aravantinos-Sotiropoulos, I organized the Mathematics Graduate Student Seminar at Northeastern during the semesters of Fall 2016 , Spring 2017, and Fall 2017.

  • Read my math blog, brainhelperThis is where I talk about various mathematical things that interest me– I firmly believe that teaching something is the best way to learn it, so I consider this blog as a way to organize my thoughts and notes on the fun (often advanced) topics I’m learning.


     

The Normalization of Whitney Umbrella
and its Image Multiple-Point Set

Multpts

(I drew this picture roughly several hundred times while writing my dissertation–it’s one of the nicest examples that illustrates the main results of my Ph.D. research. Read it here!)