I am a postdoctoral researcher jointly appointed between DIMACS at Rutgers University (January-August 2019) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (September 2019-August 2020). Prior to this, I was a research fellow in the Lower Bounds program at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley.
I received my PhD from the University of Toronto, where I was a member of the DCS Theory Group under the supervision of Toni Pitassi and Stephen Cook.
My primary area of research is computational complexity theory, with an emphasis in circuit complexity, proof complexity, communication complexity, and related topics. I also have a deep interest in the theory and practice of SAT solving and model checking.
In August 2020 I will be joining the Department of Computer Science at McGill University as an Assistant Professor.
Package for converting a halfspace representation of a polytope into a vertex representation of a polytope. Written in the R programming language (a port of lrslib, written by David Avis).
Consider the following problem: we are given a collection of sets of isotopic measurements (perhaps measuring the concentration of some particular isotopes of carbon and nitrogen, for example) taken from a fixed "predator" species and a collection of "prey" species for which we know the "predator" preys on. In an ideal world, the set of measurements from each predator would be a convex combination of the isotopic measurements from some samples of the 'prey' distributions, and using standard machine learning techniques (Gaussian mixture models) we could get an estimate of what proportion of each type of 'prey' the 'predator' sample is eating. Unfortunately, the world is not ideal in this way, and typically the above experiment can only be run up to certain "error terms", which are known in the computational ecology literature as discrimination factors. EDFIR (Estimating Discrimination Factors in R) is a collection of functions for reading in data sets of isotopic measurements and generating a prior distribution of discrimination factors for later input into a Gaussian mixture model. Joint work with Alex Bond.