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I am a Computer Science Theory researcher.  I'm currently a post-defense PhD student at MIT advised by Virginia Vassilevska Williams, but I will graduate shortly.  I'm happy to announce that my next stop will be a 2-year postdoc position at the ARC Center at Georgia Tech under the guidance of Santosh Vempala.  My previous stops were Stanford, where I completed a Masters in Computer Science, and Tufts where I completed a BA in Computer Science and Math.

My research interests lie at the intersection of Combinatorics and Computer Science.  As computer scientists design algorithms to handle massive data sets, brute-force methods become infeasible, and it becomes necessary to exploit the inherent structure hiding within the data.  In my research, I prove theorems about which combinatorial patterns must appear in any large enough data set, and then I use these to improve algorithms.  I especially like problems related to graphs and/or shortest paths.