[first two letters of firstname][lastname] at csail.mit.edu


I am currently a postdoc in the Theory of Computation group at Princeton University. I study the theory of computation (complexity theory), and more particularly the interaction of randomness, algebra, and computation.

I received my PhD from MIT where I was co-advised by Scott Aaronson and Amir Shpilka. My PhD thesis developed deterministic algorithms to solve cases of the polynomial identity testing problem. After my PhD I was a postdoc at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Institute for Advanced Study.


A full list of my papers can be found on my CV. Partial lists are available on the arXiv (), ECCC, DBLP (), or MathSciNet.


I will be applying for academic positions in the Fall of 2015.

I am co-organizing (with Amir Shpilka and Ramprasad Saptharishi) the 4th Workshop on Algebraic Complexity Theory (WACT 2016), to be held at Tel-Aviv University in February 2016. Please consider coming!

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