I am a fifth year Ph.D student working with David Speyer.
Research
I am primarily interested in algebraic geometry and algebraic
combinatorics. My current research involves Schubert calculus and the
moduli space of marked stable curves.
For example, here is a combinatorial covering
space I call a 'Schubert curve', and some related Young tableaux. Here are some gln word crystals, and
here is a link to my math blog.
I would love to
talk to you about: GL_n representation theory and Schubert calculus,
flags and
Grassmannians, Hilbert schemes and related moduli problems (such as
moduli of curves), homological
algebra, and other "concrete" algebraic geometry
and commutative algebra.
Prior to working in geometry, I wrote an undergraduate thesis with Steven
J. Miller on Lfunctions and random matrices.
(This makes me part of the Miller Mafia). I also did commutative algebra
at SMALL with Susan
Loepp in 2009; we constructed a class of strange
singularities and studied them analyticallylocally.
Papers
Onedimensional Schubert problems with respect to osculating
flags. Preprint.
[arXiv link]
nLevel Densities of LowLying Zeros of Quadratic Dirichlet Lfunctions, joint with Steven J. Miller, Acta Arithmetica
161 (2013), pp145182.
[arXiv link] and
Mathematica
notebooks
for this paper: FourierIdentity.tar
SemiLocal Formal Fibers of Minimal Prime Ideals of Excellent
Reduced Local Rings, joint with N. Arnosti, R. Karpman, C. Leverson, S. Loepp, Journal of Commutative Algebra, Vol. 4, No.
1, 2012.
[pdf link]
Teaching
Current:  Past: 
Fall 2015: TBA.

116 Calculus 2: W12 F12 F13 (cocoord) W14
F14
216 Differential Equations (TA): W13
115 Calculus 1: F11

Talks and Presentations
Invited
(Real) Schubert calculus from marked points on P^1.
UIUC Algebraic Geometry Seminar, September 2015
MSU Algebra Seminar, April 2015
Texas A&M Geometry Seminar, March 2015
Berkeley Combinatorics Seminar, February 2015

Limit linear series and real Schubert calculus.
UIC Midwest Algebraic Geometry Graduate Conference, April 2015

nLevel densities of zeros of quadratic Dirichlet
Lfunctions.
Joint Math Meetings, January 2012
YMC 2011, August 2011
Honors thesis defense, Williams College, May 2011.

Expository
Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar (UM):
Deformation to the normal cone, October 2014.
Schubert problems from marked points on P^1, March 2014.
Genus of curves and BrillNoether theory, September 2013.
Student Combinatorics Seminar (UM):
Monodromy of Schubert curves, October 2015.
Dual equivalence of tableaux, November 2014.
Schubert problems from marked genuszero stable curves,
April 2014.
Random domino tilings and the Arctic Circle Theorem, January 2014.
[small tiling],
[large tiling],
[elliptic tiling],
[shuffling movie]
Student Arithmetic Seminar (UM):
Class Field Theory of P^1 over a finite field, April/May 2013.
Local fields and Galois representations, February 2013.
Other:
An introduction to Schubert Calculus: 5day minicourse, July
2014. (Notes here: Intro
1
1.5
2
3
4
5.)
Translating between geometry and algebra: 5day mini course
(taught jointly with Rebecca RG), July 2014.
Personal:
I graduated from Williams College
with a BA in mathematics, and spent Fall 2009 in Hungary at the
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
program, which I highly recommend. If you're a
Williams student thinking about applying to math grad schools, feel free
to get in touch! I can't guarantee to be helpful, but I can guarantee to
be more helpful than either of these guys.
I am Canadian. More
specifically, I am from Montreal, Quebec. I love bagels
and occasionally poutine, et je parle français (mais je suis
anglophone / English is my mother tongue).
Undergrad Thesis:
Download my undergraduate thesis and accompanying Mathematica
notebooks: downloads page
Qual Solutions:
I wrote up my solutions to the May 2012 Analysis QR Exam, since there
are currently no solutions to any analysis quals... that made it hard to
study! Download here.

