Research
Geometric Group Theory & Geometric Topology
I work with surfaces and their selfhomeomorphisms. I am particularly interested in different simplicial complexes and graphs that can be defined using the information from surfaces, such as the curve complex. These graphs can then be used to gain insight about both surfaces and their selfhomeomorphisms. Find more pictures here!
Complex Dynamics
One of the goals of my research is to understand the dynamics of polynomials  that is, what happens if we start with a polynomial, and apply it many times? One way to understand polynomials is to organize them. My goal is to classify polynomials up to conjugation and isotopy.
Figure: the complex plane under iteration of a polynomial
Publications & Preprints
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Automorphisms of the fine 1curve graph. With K. W. Booth and D. Minahan. Preprint.

A challenger to elliptic billiards fails: String construction over convex polygons and the BirkhoffPoritsky conjecture. With L. Bunimovich. In progress.

An Alexander method for infinitetype surfaces. Appeared in New York Journal of Math.

Automorphisms of the kcurve graph. With S. Agrawal, T. Aougab, Y. Chandran, M. Loving, J. R. Oakley, X. Yang. Appeared in Michigan Math Journal. PDF.

Algebraic Curvature Tensors of Einstein and Weakly Einstein Model Spaces. (2019). The PUMP Journal of Undergraduate Research, 2, 3043.
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A simple vortex approach to complex twowing unsteady flapping problems in 2D applied to insect flight study. (2018). With M. Denda and J. Wong. European Journal of Computational Mechanics. 27 (56) , 479507.