*"From [Grothendieck], I have also learned not to take glory in the difficulty of a proof: difficulty means we have not understood. The idea is to be able to paint a landscape in which the proof is obvious."
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-Pierre Deligne, *Theorie des topos et cohomologie etale des schemas.*

I am a mathematician currently employed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Pattern Analysis Lab at Colorado State University. I work on problems in both pure and applied mathematics. Some of my research interests are listed below.

- Heisenberg categories,
- quiver Hecke algebras (KLR algebras),
- symmetric groups and related Hecke algebras,
- symmetric functions,
- quantum group crystals.

- Machine learning (particularly neural networks),
- compressive sensing,
- geometric methods in data science,

I received my PhD in Mathematics from UC Davis in June 2017, my advisor was Monica Vazirani.