Curiouser and curiouser!

I’m a PhD student in Mathematics at Brown University. I’m fortunate to be advised by Melody Chan.

My current research interest is to study enumerative and intersection problems in algebraic geometry and arithmetic, using techniques from combinatorics and representation theory.

Prior to Brown, I was a Lang Fellow at Yale where I received my M.Sc. in math and had spent wonderful four years of undergrad at Harvey Mudd College studying math and music.

I also enjoyed computing and AI. With that, I was lucky to work with amazing research scientists at Google Research during undergrad.

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In Preparation

  • Relative Bott-Samelson Varieties
    We recall the definition of relative Bott-Samelson varieties, and prove that product of two relative Bott-Samelson schemes is a resolution of singularities of relative Richardson varieties defined with respect to versal flags. This reflects the nature that local geometry of relative Richardson varieties is completely governed by the two intersecting relative degeneracy loci, studied by Chan and Pflueger in 2019. Along the way, we generalize results regarding local geometry of intersection of degeneracy loci with respect to versal flags, defined by Chan and Pflueger, to general Lie types. We then present geometric and cohomological results about relative Bott-Samelson varieties and their products analogous to Brion's notes on flag varieties in type A. Such construction yields an application to resolution of singularities of Brill-Noether variteies with imposed ramification in the two-pointed case. See work by Chan, Osserman and Pflueger in 2018.


  • Chow ring of Heavy/Light Hassett Spaces via Tropical Geometry
    (with Siddarth Kannan and Dagan Karp, 2019)
    Heavy/light Hassett spaces are moduli space of rational curves with weighted marked points that satisfy a “heavy/light” and a stability condition. We present a computation of the Chow ring of such spaces via Tropical Geometry. Our computation weaves together many beautiful combinatorial gadgets that appear in algebraic geometry. The starting point of our computation is to view these spaces as tropical compactifications of hyperplane arrangement complements, using work by Cavalieri-Hampe-Markwig-Ranganathan. Then the computation of the Chow ring then reduces to intersection theory on the toric variety of the Bergman fan of a graphic matroid. In particular, this reduction allows us to bijectively correspond divisors of the related toric variety to trees with stable weighted rays, thereby computing the final Chow ring combinatorially.

Undergrad Senior Thesis