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I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. During the 2016–2017 academic year I am on leave at the Institute for Advanced Study, so Math Discovery Lab (Math 101) will be taught by Prof. Jacob Fox.

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.

My CV is available.

New papers posted:
On cap sets and the group-theoretic approach to matrix multiplication, with Jonah Blasiak, Henry Cohn, Joshua Grochow, Eric Naslund, Will Sawin, and Chris Umans (major update August 2016)

The codimension-one cohomology of SLnZ, with Andrew Putman (updated July 2016, final version)

Homology of FI-modules, with Jordan Ellenberg (major rewrite posted September 2016)

Integrality in the Steinberg module and the top-dimensional cohomology of GLnOK, with Benson Farb and Andrew Putman (revised August 2016)

Generating the Johnson filtration, with Andrew Putman