Brief Biography

I grew up in San Diego, and graduated in 1996 from Mission Bay High School.  I then spent nine years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I did an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master's Degree from San Francisco State University, and went back to Berkeley for my Ph. D., which I obtained in 2005.  After graduating, I moved to Boston for three years, where I was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows.  Currently, I am a professor of mathematics at North Carolina State University.

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Brief CV

Education
2000  B.A. University of California, Berkeley
2002 M.A. San Francisco State University Advisor: Serkan Hosten
2005 Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Bernd Sturmfels

Positions Held
2005-2008 Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
2008-2010 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
2010-2014 Associate Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
2014- Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Academic Honors and Grants
2001-2005 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2005 Bernard Friedman Memorial Prize (UC Berkeley)
2005-2008 Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
2007-2010 NSF Standard Grant "Algebraic Statistical Models"
2009-2014 David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship
2010-2015

NSF CAREER Award "Algebraic Problems in Statistics and Biology"

2011 AMS Invited Address, Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Winston-Salem, NC
2012 MAA Invited Address, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Boston, MA
2012 Fellow of the AMS
2013-2017 NCSU University Faculty Scholar