I am a third year PhD student at Boston University in the Department of Computer Science. I am in the Algorithms and Theory group. Before coming to BU I was a mathematics undergrad over at Northeastern University (Go Huskies!). I graduated in December 2018, and in between starting my PhD and graduating I worked as a data analyst at John Hancock here in Boston.
My hobbies include baking and playing video games, but when I want to get out of the house I also love exploring and walking around the city. I've spent a lot of time here in Boston and so if you're new to the area and you want to ask for directions feel free to reach out to me!
My main research interests include kernelization and approximation algorithms.
I am working with Prof. Steve Homer, looking at lossy kernelization. We are also looking at applications of Fixed Parameter Tractability results with respect to MCSP. For more information, see Chapter 23 of Kernelization: Theory of Parameterized Preprocessing and Constant Depth Formula and Partial Function Versions of MCSP are Hard by Rahul Ilango.
Current Teaching Experience (Spring 2022)
I am a Teaching Fellow for CS 332: Elements of the Theory of Computation.
Past Teaching Experience
- CS 237: Probability in Computing - Summer 2021
- CS 330: Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms - Spring 2021
- CS 630: Graduate Algorithms - Fall 2020
- CS 131: Combinatoric Structures - Spring 2020, Summer 2021
- Travis Baumbaugh, Haley Colgate, Timothy Jackman, Felice Manganiello
Batch Codes from Affine Cartesian Codes and Quotient Spaces
IMACC 2021: Cryptography and Coding
- Tim Jackman and Steve Homer
Review of Kernelization: Theory of Parameterized Preprocessing by Fedor V. Fomin,
Daniel Lokshtanov, Saket Saurabh, and Meirav Zehavi
ACM SIGACT News January 2021
Before coming to BU I was a data analyst at John Hancock. In 2018 I participated in the Coding, Cryptography and Number Theory REU at Clemson University. For a more detailed view of what I've done you can find my CV at the navigation bar at the top of this webpage (last updated January 2020).