5th year Graduate Student in Mathematics

University of California at Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae

My main research interest is in studying obstructions to paths and loops of symplectic embeddings using Floer theory and J-holomorphic curve techniques inspired from embedded contact homology, symplectic field theory, and symplectic homology.
My advisor is Michael Hutchings.

Before coming to UC Berkeley, I did research in complex dynamics and billiards.

Here is a list of my publications:

During Fall 2018, I am teaching sections 106, 114, and 117 of Math 16B with Prof. Scanlon.

I am a mentor in the Directed Reading Program where I am currently helping an undergrad understand the marvels of smooth manifolds.

Once in a while I teach for the Berkeley Math Circle.

Here is a list of courses I taught in the past at UC Berkeley.

You can find my teaching statement here.

I am originally from Romania and I got my Bachelor's in Mathematics from Jacobs University Bremen.

Mathematics and I go a long way back. My first exposure to the subject was through mathematics competitions.
I was a "mathlete" starting when I was 8 and until I was 20. I still really enjoy solving that kind of problems.

When I don't do math, I mostly do sports and read. I enjoy playing tennis, lifting weights, and hiking.
My favourite fiction author is Haruki Murakami. When I read non-fiction, I mostly read about philosophy and behavioral science. Here is a list of books I read lately.

853 Evans Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Office hours: by appointment (unless you know how to track me down)

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