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I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. My research is in topology, especially low-dimensional topology, and often uses representation theory. I am especially interested in moduli spaces, broadly defined. I was honored to receive the 2015 Kamil Duszenko Prize.

In Fall 2015 I will be teaching Math 113 (a proof-based introduction to linear algebra and matrix theory) and Math 120 (a fast-paced abstract course in modern algebra; for an idea of the syllabus, see last year's course page). In Winter 2016 I will teach Math Discovery Lab (Math 101), a discovery-based project course in mathematics offered for the first time in 2015. Admission will be available to current Stanford students via application in the fall.

I run the Representation Stability Seminar and am an organizer of the Topology Seminar. My CV is available. My office is 383Y in Sloan Hall (Building 380, on the Main Quad).

New papers posted:
The codimension-one cohomology of SLnZ, with Andrew Putman (posted July 2015)

Homology of FI-modules, with Jordan Ellenberg (posted June 2015)

Integrality in the Steinberg module and the top-dimensional cohomology of GLnOK, with Benson Farb and Andrew Putman (posted December 2014)

Generating the Johnson filtration, with Andrew Putman (updated October 2014)