Interests

algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, low dimensional topology, representation theory, mathematical physics.


Education

Undergraduate: Mathematics at U. Michigan; no degree.

Graduate: Mathematics at Princeton; Ph. D. (2011)
supervised by Rahul Pandharipande.



Jobs

UC Berkeley, Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor, Jul 2013 - present.

MIT, Department of Mathematics
Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, Sep 2011 - Aug 2013.

Princeton, Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student, Sep 2006 - Aug 2011.

UC Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Research Assistant (K. B. Whaley's group), 2005 - 2006.

U. Michigan, Department of EECS
Research Assistant (I. L. Markov's group), 2001 - 2004.

U. Michigan, Department of Mathematics
Teaching Assistant, 2001 - 2002.
REU, 2002.
Teaching Assistant, Math & Sci. Summer Scholars, 2002.



Awards and Grants

NSF CAREER DMS-1654545: (PI, $400k, 2017-2022)
Aspects of microlocal geometry

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2015-2017)

NSF DMS-1406871: (PI, $306k, 2014-2017)
Curves, knots, Hilbert schemes, and the Hitchin system

Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT 2011-2013.

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011 (declined).

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Donald O. Pedersen Award:
best paper in IEEE Trans. Computer Aided Design in 2004.



Teaching

UC Berkeley

Spring 2017
Math 114: Second course in Algebra

Fall 2016:
Math 113: Introduction to Algebra
Math 274: Topics in Algebra. The topic is the microlocal study of sheaf theory following Kashiwara-Schapira and more modern developments.

Spring 2016: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (Math 54)
Spring 2015: Algebraic Geometry (Math 256B), and Analytic Geometry and Calculus (Math 16A)
Fall 2014: Algebraic Geometry (Math 256A)
Spring 2014: Introduction to Algebra (Math 113)
Fall 2013: Representation Theory (Math 252)

MIT

Fall 2012: Multivariable Calculus (Recitation, 2 sections).
Fall 2011: Differential Equations (Recitation, 2 sections).

Princeton

Spring 2010: Linear algebra.



Service

Conference Organization

Simons Center conference on Knot Homologies
(Stony Brook, Spring 2015)
Berkeley-Tokyo winter school, Feb 8 — Feb 19 (2016).
Simons Center conference "New perspectives on Higgs Bundles"
(Stonybrook, 2016 June 13 — June 17)


UC Berkeley

Colloquium organizer, Spring 2017.
Colloquium organizer, Spring 2015.


MIT

Coorganizer for Alg. Geom. and Geom. & Top. seminars (2011-2013).