I'm an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor (postdoc) at MIT. I'll join UC Davis as an assistant professor in Fall 2024.

Before arriving at MIT, I was an NSF postdoc at the University of Michigan, with faculty mentor Sergey Fomin. Before that, I had a short postdoc position at UCLA, with faculty mentor Igor Pak.

I received my PhD from UC Berkeley in May 2021, under the guidance of Lauren Williams. My thesis was awarded the Kenneth Ribet and Lisa Goldberg Award in Algebra.

I am interested in algebraic combinatorics, particularly the combinatorics of total positivity and related fields, like cluster algebras, Richardson varieties, and amplituhedra.


Email: msherben at mit.edu

Office: 350B, Building 2