About Me

I am a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany SUNY. For the Spring 2024 academic semester I was on sabbatical visiting the University of Oxford, VU Amsterdam, and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences.

Before arriving in Albany in 2017, I was a postdoc at Duke University for three years under the mentorship of John Harer, Ezra Miller and Sayan Mukherjee.

I completed my PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 under the direction of Robert Ghrist. I also spent half of my graduate career as a visiting associate to Bob MacPherson at the Institute for Advanced Study, where I learned stratification theory from Mark Goresky.

My research is primarily in the development of theoretical foundations for Topological Data Analysis via sheaf theory and category theory.


Click here to view my CV. Updated November 5, 2023.

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