About Me

I am a third-year PhD student in the CIS Department at the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Aaron Roth.

My research interests include game theory and mechanism design, learning theory, algorithmic fairness, and computational social science, which is to say I am interested in how stragegic agents, algorithmic processes, and social norms interact, both mathematically and in practice.

At Penn, I am affiliated with the CS Theory Research Group, the Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences, and the Penn Research in Machine Learning (PRiML) group.

I’m also interested in gerrymandering, especially the mathematical and computational aspects of the related problems. I am a research collaborator with the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group in Boston. I will be on the faculty for MGGG’s second annual Voting Rights Data Institute this summer.

Before coming to Penn, I was an undergrad at Colby College in beautiful Waterville, Maine. I graduated with a double major in mathematics and economics and a computer science minor.

Recent Stuff

District-Shortening Flow

A minimally technical case study of "multiscale compactness" using curve-shortening flow. We present the concepts intuitively and use figures, animations, and interactives to argue for a more nuanced approach to political geometry than the dominant methods currently allow.

View Project Winter 2019