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About Me

I'm a third year Courant Instructor at NYU. I completed my Ph.D. in mathematics at UCLA in 2014, studying the efficient numerical simulation of moderately collisional plasmas and SDEs under Russel Caflisch. Before that, I was a double major in physics and mathematics at MIT, graduating in 2009. I enjoy playing and listening to music, as well as most sports - especially rock climbing.

Research Interests

Generally speaking, I am interested in the efficient numerical solution of partial differential equations, particularly those applicable to plasma physics.

More specifically, I study particle and Monte Carlo methods for kinetic equations. I'm especially interested in accelerating particle-in-cell (PIC) schemes, which are ubiquitous in plasma applications.


In fall 2016, I am teaching 'Introduction to Mathematical Modeling', a course populated largely by junior and senior math, physics and economics majors who learn to apply mathematical techniques to real world problems through several case studies.

Previous courses lectured or TA'd include calculus (single and multivariable), linear algebra, and differential equations.


Coming Soon: SparsePIC, a code for particle-in-cell computations on sparse grids in 2-D and 3-D, will soon be available at the link below.

Currently, only periodic configurations in rectangular geometry are supported, but more general support is in development. If you are a user and there are specific features you'd like, please contact me!