ellipsoid_daysimplicity_conjecture

Welcome to my webpage! I am an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. (Go Slugs!). In the ’19-20 academic year, I will be a von Neumann fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study.

I study contact and symplectic geometry, and their relationships with low-dimensional topology and dynamics. Please have a look at the research and teaching sections of this webpage if you would like to learn more about my work. I also have some videos and slides available from talks that I’ve given. Here (last updated 8/19) is a copy of my CV.

Before coming to UCSC, I was a Benjamin Peirce and National Science Foundation fellow at Harvard University. Before that, I was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study. I hold a PhD from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Mathematics from Harvard. I grew up in tiny Rhode Island, which is about the size of Yosemite National Park. I’ve loved music for about as long as I can remember, and I still play piano when I can.

My research is supported by the National Science Foundation, under agreement DMS-1711976. I also thank the NSF for prior support under DMS-1402200.