## Work experience

**August 2014 - now.** Assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, United States.

**September 2011 - August 2014.** Assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, United States.

**September 2009 - August 2011.** Postdoctoral researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands.

I was supervised by Bert Gerards, and employed under his NWO free competion project *"Matroid Structure - for Efficiency."*

- From September 2009 to August 2010 I was stationed at the University of Waterloo in Canada. During that time I was employed by CWI and, in part, by the University of Waterloo. I was co-supervised by Jim Geelen.
- From September to December 2010 I was at CWI Amsterdam.
- From January to August 2011 I was a guest researcher at Maastricht University.

**September 2005 - August 2009.** PhD Candidate at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

My daily supervisor was Rudi Pendavingh. My promotor was Bert Gerards.

## Education

**2009.** PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Thesis title: *Partial Fields in Matroid Theory*.

Promotor: Bert Gerards

Co-promotor: Rudi Pendavingh

**2005.** MSc, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Thesis title: *Properties of Lattices: a Semidefinite Programming Approach*

Supervisor: Rudi Pendavingh

## Grant Support

- 2012-2015: PI, NSF grant
*Can we compare sets of points efficiently?* - 2015-2018: PI, NSF grant
*Connectivity and Structure in Representable Matroids.* - 2017-2018: NSF AGEP-GRS supplemental funding for my PhD student Kevin Grace.
- 2017-2018: Senior Investigator, NSF grant Collaborative Research: Phylanx: Python based Array Processing in HPX
- my contribution is to find efficient approximation algorithms that slice up multidimensional arrays for parallel processing. The project's aim is to build software that simplifies the leveraging of High-Performance Computing in Big Data applications. Above grant is for the initial phase; total project length is projected to be 3 years.

## Award

I was a recipient of the 2017 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award.

## Workshops and conferences

- 2014: organizer, with Rudi Pendavingh, of the 2014 International Workshop on Structure in Graphs and Matroids, Princeton.
- 2015: organizer of an invited minisymposium on Matroid Theory at the 2015 Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM).
- 2016: organizer, with Carolyn Chun and Deb Chun, of an invited minisymposium on Matroid Theory at the 2016 SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics.
- 2016: organizer, with Rudi Pendavingh, of the 2016 International Workshop on Structure in Graphs and Matroids, Eindhoven.
- 2017: organizer, with Jim Geelen, Peter Nelson, and Luke Postle, of
**SiGMa**: Structure in Graphs and Matroids, Waterloo.