Whittier College, Associate Professor, 2016 - Present

Whittier College, Assistant Professor, 2010 - 2016

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, IMMERSE Program, Special Appointment Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013/05/29 - 2013/07/19

Swarthmore College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2008 - 2010

University of Oregon, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2002 - 2008

UO Youth Enrichment & TAG Program, SEP Math Teacher, Summer 2008


Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Oregon, 2008. Thesis advisor: Dan Dugger.

M.S. Mathematics, University of Oregon, 2004.

B.S. Applied Mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2002 (With Honors).

Interdisciplinary Projects

"Deconstructing and Reconstructing Piet Mondrian's 'Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow'," A current project explores image processing techniques, deconstructing digital images only to reconstruct them with layers of physical materials. Topological features of the images determine the number and order of the layers. These experiments involve techniques which combine layers of materials in new ways, and encourage applications of topology to image processing. 44cm x 60cm, layered lasercut paper, Bridges 2017, General Exhibition. 2017.

"Poetfolio," an on-line ePortfolio system designed to facilitate the students' progression through the Whittier Scholars Program, including educational design, educational goals, course list, self-designed majors and minors, etc. Webapp. 2017 (ongoing development).

"Ripple Waves," a permanent outdoor installation of computer controlled LED light strands embedded in shade sails. A Mattia Casalegno Studio project. Joint with Aaron Bocanegra and Mattia Casalegno. January 2015.

"Resonant Refraction," Interactive Math/Art piece where network topology combines with color senors data to create sound events in response to user perspectives of installed paintings. Joint with Aaron Bocanegra and Julie Pate. Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series LA Semi-Finalist. Coagula Curatorial, October 2014. Mentioned in the Spring 2015 issue of The Rock.

"Wilshire Boulevard Temple Yahrzeit," A memorial wall composed of about 1800 individually addressable LEDs controlled with custom designed hardware and software. Laser etched name placards are illuminated annually in remembrance of the deceased, emulating the Jewish tradition of the lighting of the yahrzeit candle. A Lita Albuquerque project and permanent installation. Joint with Lita Albuquerque, Aaron Bocanegra, and Mattia Casalegno. September 2013. Press: LA Weekly 2013/09/05, LA Weekly Best of 2014

"Homology Project," Interactive Math/Art exhibit where dynamic homological information about the network of users affects the light and sound environment of the installation. Joint with Aaron Bocanegra. Initial performance on the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Patio on Whittier College Campus on April 21, 2012. Mentioned in the Spring 2015 issue of The Rock.


"On open and closed convex codes," joint with J. Cruz, C. Giusti, V. Itskov. (2016) arXiv:1609.03502

"Integration By the Wrong Parts," College Math. J., Vol 47 no. 2 (2016) pdf

"Convexity and coding in one-layer feed forward networks," joint with Chad Giusti and Vladimir Itskov. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (2015). conference site

"On the equivariant cohomology of rotation groups and Stiefel manifolds," Topology Appl. 159 (2012), no. 5, 1380–1387. arXiv

"A Freeness Theorem for \(RO(\mathbb{Z}/2)\)-graded Cohomology," Topology Appl. 157 (2010), no. 5, 902–915. arXiv

"The \(RO(G)\)-graded Serre Spectral Sequence," Homology, Homotopy Appl. 12 (2010), no. 1, 75–92. arXiv

"Tournaments With a Transitive Subtournament as a Feedback Arc Set," with Jennifer Baldwin and Darren Narayan, Congr. Numer. 158 (2002), 51–58. pdf

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