I am a Ph.D. student in the Theory Group and the Cryptography Lab in the Computer Science department at Columbia University, where I am fortunate to be co-advised by Daniel Hsu and Allison Bishop.

I received my joint B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, where I was also Chair of the Penn Undergraduate Math Society

My current research is on the geometry and dynamics of first order optimization algorithms, provable algorithms for nonconvex optimization problems in machine learning, and provable obfuscation guarantees from simple assumptions.

You can reach me at [first-letter][last-name]@cs.columbia.edu