A Brief Bio

With my collaborators Renzo, Hannah, and Paul.

Welcome to my homepage. I'm a mathematician at the University of Cambridge. After growing up in South India and South Africa, I completed my studies at Harvey Mudd College and Yale University where I got my B.S. and Ph.D. respectively. I worked with Dagan Karp as an undergraduate, and wrote my PhD under the direction of Sam Payne, who has since moved to Austin. I also received a substantial helping hand from Dan Abramovich at Brown University. I was a CLE Moore Instructor at MIT, with Davesh Maulik, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study from 2016-2018.

My research is centered around the study of combinatorial structures in algebraic geometry, with a particular emphasis on applications to questions of classical and contemporary interest in the geometry of curves, moduli theory, and Gromov-Witten theory. For the last few years, I've been thinking a lot about logarithmic geometry, and what it can say about the geometry of curves and moduli.

I work to create opportunities for high school and undergraduate students across a diverse range of backgrounds to participate in mathematics. I particularly enjoy working with young students on mathematical research projects and work closely with Pavel Etingof's PRIMES program. A record of past undergraduate research is archived here.