Research projects

I’m interested in problems that blend discrete geometry, algorithms, and combinatorics with concrete applied scenarios. Recently, I have been working on:

  • Infinite and symmetric bar-joint frameworks
  • Combinatorial approaches to low-rank matrix completion
  • Capturing structure in data with matroids and other combinatorial objects
  • The (algebraic) geometry of kernel methods from a generative point of view

Academic positions

6.2014–5.2017
Aalto Science Fellow. (Cofunded by AKA project COALESCE, PI Petteri Kaski)
9.2011–6.2014
Post-doc in the Discrete Geometry Group at Freie Universität Berlin. (Supported by the ERC Advance Grant Project SDModels of Günter Ziegler)
7.2009–8.2011
Research Assistant Professor (postdoctoral position) in the Geometry-Topology Group at Temple University. (Supported by NSF DMR-CDI grant 0835586 to Igor Rivin.)
9.2005–9.2010
Graduate student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, supervised by Ileana Streinu.