Teaching, Mentoring, and Service

In Fall 2022 I am on sabbatical sabbatical at SLMath/MSRI co-running the Floer Homotopy Theory Program. I am (normally) an organizer of the Rutgers Topology/Geometry Seminar and math department coordinator for the DIMACS REU.

Other Activities

Previous courses:
Postdoctoral supervision:
  • A. Mallick (Starting Fall 2022).
  • K. Raoux (co-supervised with M. Hedden, Fall 2017-Spring 2021). Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute.
Graduate supervision:
Undergraduate research supervision through Rutgers's DIMACS REU:
  • Relationships between combinatorial knot invariants, Summer 2021.
  • Algebraic invariants of pretzel knots, Summer 2020. This project led to this paper, now published by Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications.
Undergraduate research supervision through MSU's Exchange Research Program:
  • Combinatorial knot Floer homology and immersed curves, Fall 2017. Co-mentored with K. Raoux.
Undergraduate research supervision as a TA for the Columbia Topology REU:
  • Heegaard Floer Homology and the Fundamental Group, Summer 2013. Project Head: Jen Hom. This project led to this paper.
  • Knot Floer Homology and Concordance, Summer 2012. Project Heads: Jen Hom and Peter Horn.
  • Knot Floer Homology: Properties and Computations, Summer 2011. Project Head: Jen Hom. This project led to this paper.
Invited minicourses:
Conference organization:
Notable outreach:
  • In Summer 2018 and 2019 I ran a weeklong free-for-the-participants Girls' Topology Camp for middle school aged girls at MSU. This program will run again at Rutgers at such time as covid protocols allow it.
  • In Spring 2018 I presented at the Spartan Girls' Math and Science Day.
Past organizational roles:
  • From April-October 2020 I co-organized the Trends in Low-Dimensional Topology Seminar.
  • From Fall 2016-Spring 2019 I co-organized the MSU Geometry and Topology Seminar.
  • In Spring 2015 I organized the UCLA Topology Seminar.
  • From Fall 2011 to Spring 2013, I co-organized the Columbia Graduate Topology Seminar.