I am an applied mathematician, who uses and develops tools to address problems in science and engineering. I aim at understanding fundamental mechanisms by formulating tractable models and investigating them using a combination of analytic and computational methods. My work particularly emphasizes stochastic methods, and recently I have also become interested in the role of geometry in physical systems.

My work lies broadly in two areas: self-assembly of nano- and micro-scale systems, and multiscale processes in fluids. I have investigated these in a range of applications, including soft-matter physics, colloids, sphere packing, ion beam sputtering, internal waves, ocean mixing, tides, and lava tubes. Please see my research page for a more detailed description of my work.


Open Positions

A postdoctoral position is available starting September 2015. Please see here for more information.


Education

  • BSc Mathematics (2005),
    University of British Columbia
  • PhD Applied Mathematics (2010),
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Experience

  • Harvard Instructor, 2010-2012
    School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
  • Courant Instructor, 2012-2013
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
  • Assistant professor, 2013-present
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University