Employment

2016-
2015

Benjamin Peirce Fellow, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Education

2015
2010

Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Chicago
B.S. Mathematics, Washington and Lee University
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappaminor in Computer Science

Awards

2015
2011
2009

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship
NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship

Goldwater Scholarship

Publications

  1. Characteristic classes of fiberwise branched covers via arithmetic groups

    arXiv:1606.07119 (submitted)

  2. Hyperbolic groups with boundary an n-dimensional Sierpinski space

    with J. Lafont, J. Topol. Anal. to appear.

  3. On the non-realizability of braid groups by diffeomorphisms

    with N. Salter, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 48 (2016) 3, 457–471.

  4. Pontryagin classes of locally symmetric manifolds

    Algebraic and Geometric Topology 15 (2015) 5, 2709-2756.

  5. Cohomological obstructions to Nielsen realization

    Journal of Topology 8 (2015) 2, 352-376.

Teaching

2017

2016
2013-14

Fall: Math 25a (honors linear algebra)
Spring: Mapping class groups (topics course)
Fall: Math 21a (Multivariable calculus, Harvard)
Math 131-132-133 (Calculus, U. Chicago)

Service

2016
2016, 2014
2014-2015
2012-2015
2012-2013

Referee for Nagoya Mathematics Journal
Referee for Journal of Topology and Analysis
Upward Bound Saturday-school instructor to 24 Chicago public high school students
Directed Reading Program committee member and mentor for 6 students at UChicago
REU mentor for 8 students at UChicago

Conference talks

2017



2016



2014
 

Math Congress of Americas (Montreal)
Cohomology of arithmetic groups masterclass (Copenhagen)
G^3 conference (Pensacola) 
Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference (Jersey City)
Surface bundles at Oberwolfach
Surgery and Geometry at Banff
Workshop on group actions at The Fields Institute
Cornell topology festival
Wasatch topology conference in Park City, Utah
Topological methods in group theory at Ohio State

Minicourses/Lecture Series

2015

"Topology of diffeomorphism groups", Berkeley graduate student workshop, 5 lectures

Invited Talks

2017
2016
2015

MIT, Boston College, Madison, Notre Dame
Purdue, Tufts, Binghamton, Boston U
LMU Munich, Northwestern, Indiana, Stanford, Berkeley, Rice, Ohio State, Purdue 

References

  • Benson Farb
    Professor of Mathematics
    University of Chicago
  • Danny Calegari
    Professor of Mathematics
    University of Chicago
  • Mladen Bestvina
    Professor of Mathematics
    University of Utah
  • Jean-Francois Lafont
    Professor of Mathematics
    Ohio State University
  • Andrew Putman
    Professor of Mathematics
    Notre Dame University