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  current position

I am currently with the The D. E. Shaw Group.

previous positions

From Fall 2006 until the end of 2011, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. I continued as an Adjunct Assistant Professor until June 2012. During the Fall of 2006, I was also a Research Professor at MSRI, where I was part of the program titled Computational Applications of Algebraic Topology.

From January 2004 to June 2006, I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Bio-X and the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. I was in two groups: the Leonidas Guibas Laboratory and TMSCSCS.

From July through December 2003, I was away from Stanford, traveling in five countries. During that time, I was a guest researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrücken, Germany, for about five months, where I worked with Lutz Kettner.

From October 2001 through June 2003, I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford.

academic background

I completed my Ph.D. in October 2001 from the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at Duke University from 1999 to 2001 during my graduate work.

Previously, I received my B.S. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University in 1996. I did some research on color acquisition and automatic shape acquisition (part of the 3D Fax Project) in the Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory as an undergraduate.

I graduated from University High School in Irvine, California, in 1992, but I first spent three years in Rolling Hills High School, which merged with Palos Verdes and Miraleste High Schools to form Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in 1991. My family then moved to Irvine.