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.
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.
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