I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, I was a post-doc at the University of Michigan, a Research Member in the Commutative Algebra program at MSRI, and a graduate student at Cornell University. My Ph.D. advisor was Allen Knutson. ## Teaching
## ResearchMost of my research is in the field of combinatorial commutative algebra, an area of mathematics concerned with the creation and use of combinatorial tools to study polynomial ideals, modules, and algebraic varieties. I am particularly interested in algebro-geometric and combinatorial properties of algebraic varieties with importance in representation theory (eg. quiver loci, Schubert varieties, cluster algebras, certain Hilbert schemes). To study these varieties, I use computational and combinatorial techniques, as well as positive characteristic methods (eg. Frobenius splitting). The first meeting of the Canadian Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium will occur Oct. 21-22, 2017 at the University of Alberta. |