About me:  I am a mathematician  and Tenure-Track Professor of Mathematics at Santa Monica College (SMC) in Southern California. Previously I was an adjunct instructor at CSULB and LBCC for several years. I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from UC Riverside (UCR), my M.S. in Pure Math from Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), and my B.S. in Applied Math from Arizona State University (ASU). I have over 12 years of teaching experience, and several years of experience in the plastics industry as a fabricator and operations manager. I have also always been a lover of film, and I used to work in the film industry in Los Angeles as an electric, a gaffer, and an editor a long time ago. 

My research advisor was Distinguished Professor Michel L. Lapidus and my research focus is the complex dimensions and fractal geometry of space-filling curves. More specifically the singularities of zeta functions for relative fractal drums associated with space-filling curves. The construction detailed in my dissertation may have applications to image processing or data storage since space-filling curves are used in these applications, so if you have knowledge of the use of space-filling curves in these contexts, you might be interested to read my research, and you can check out some of the talks I have posted here. 

One of my specialties is making advanced math digestible to those with less math experience so they can see that it is approachable and makes sense. Like I tell my students: if something in mathematics doesn't make sense, it's usually not being explained well enough!  I also have an amazing wife, and two awesome daughters.

Programming skills: fluent in LaTeX, skilled with Mathematica, CLI, learning and comfortable with Python (numpy, scipy, sympy, see my GitHub), some experience with Macauly2 (homological algebra programming language).

My TEDxCSULB Talk - Right Path, Wrong Lane