Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Department of Mathematics
77 Massachusetts Ave, Bldg 2-271
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Research interests: Combinatorics (extremal, probabilistic, additive, graph theory, discrete geometry)
Co-organizer of MIT Combinatorics Seminar
Former PhD students: Benjamin Gunby (Harvard PhD ‘21 → Rutgers postdoc)
- 18.225 Graph Theory and Additive Combinatorics (grad), Fall 2021
- 18.A34 Mathematical Problem Solving (Putnam Seminar), Fall 2021
- 18.226 Probabilistic Methods in Combinatorics (grad), Fall 2020
- 18.211 Combinatorial Analysis, Fall 2018
- Polynomial Method in Combinatorics (grad), Trinity Term 2016, Oxford
- Math Olympiad training handouts
- Joints of varieties (with Jonathan Tidor and Hung-Hsun Hans Yu)
Geometric and Functional Analysis, to appear.
- Testing linear-invariant properties (with Jonathan Tidor)
- Equiangular lines with a fixed angle (with Zilin Jiang, Jonathan Tidor, Yuan Yao, and Shengtong Zhang)
Annals of Mathematics 194 (2021), 729–743.
- A reverse Sidorenko inequality (with Ashwin Sah, Mehtaab Sawhney, and David Stoner)
Inventiones Mathematicae 221 (2020), 665–711.
- An $L^p$ theory of sparse graph convergence I: limits, sparse random graph models, and power law distributions
(with Christian Borgs, Jennifer T. Chayes, and Henry Cohn)
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 372 (2019), 3019–3062.
- Upper tails and independence polynomials in random graphs
(with Bhaswar B. Bhattacharya, Shirshendu Ganguly, and Eyal Lubetzky)
Advances in Mathematics 319 (2017), 313–347.
- A relative Szemerédi theorem
(with David Conlon and Jacob Fox)
Geometric and Functional Analysis 25 (2015), 733–762.
- Sphere packing bounds via spherical codes
(with Henry Cohn)
Duke Mathematical Journal 163 (2014), 1965–2002.
- Extremal problems in discrete geometry
- The joints problem for varieties
- Equiangular lines, spherical two-distance sets, and spectral graph theory
- Popular common difference
- Regularity method for sparse graphs and its applications
- A reverse Sidorenko inequality: independent sets, colorings, and graph homomorphisms
- Large deviations in random graphs
- Pseudorandom graphs, relative Szemerédi theorem and the Green-Tao Theorem
- The joints problem for varieties, Big Seminar by Laboratory of Combinatorial and Geometric Structures, Aug 2020
- Equiangular lines, spherical two-distance sets, and spectral graph theory, DIMAP, Dec 2020
- Popular common difference, Webinar in Additive Combinatorics, May 2020
- Equiangular lines with a fixed angle, Banff International Research Station, Sep 2019
- Large deviations and exponential random graphs, Northeastern University Network Science Institute, May 2018
- Large deviations for arithmetic progressions, Simons Institute, Berkeley, Apr 2017
- Sparse graph regularity tutorial, Simons Institute, Berkeley, Jan 2017
- Green–Tao theorem and a relative Szemerédi theorem, Simons Institute, Berkeley, Dec 2013
- NSF CAREER award, 2021
- Sloan Research Fellowship, 2019
- Dénes König Prize, 2018
- Ph.D. Mathematics, MIT, 2015 (Advisor: Jacob Fox)
- M.A.St. Mathematics with Distinction, Cambridge, 2011
- S.B. Mathematics, MIT, 2010
- S.B. Computer Science and Engineering, MIT, 2010
- Previous affiliations: Oxford, Berkeley, Stanford, Microsoft Research