I'm an RTG Postdoc here at Rice University. I received my Ph.D. in 2013 at the University of Texas, under the direction of Cameron Gordon.


Symmetric unions without cosmetic crossing changes.
Accepted by Springer, AWM Research Symposium Proceedings. arXiv, PDF

Cosmetic surgery in L-spaces and nugatory crossings.
with Tye Lidman, 2015. Accepted by Transactions of the AMS. arXiv, PDF.

Montesinos knots, Hopf plumbings, and L-space surgeries.
with Kenneth L. Baker, 2014. Submitted. arXiv, PDF

Pretzel knots with L-space surgeries. MMJ, arXiv, PDF
with Tye Lidman. Michigan Mathematical Journal 65 (1) (2016) 105-130.

Genus two mutant knots with the same dimension in knot Floer and Khovanov homologies. AGT, arXiv, PDF
with Laura Starkston, Algebraic & Geometric Topology 15 (2015) 43–63.

Behavior of knot Floer homology under Conway and genus two mutation. PhD Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2013. Dissertation repository

Local seminar calendars

Topology Seminar
RTG Current Topics in Topology (aka "Working Topology" aka "Vigre")
Math department calendar

Academic year travel plans

Sep 21: Topology Seminar at UT Austin
Oct 3-4: AMS Sectional at Loyola University (organizing) -- Group photo here!
Oct 10-13: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (just visiting)
Nov 11: Geometry/Topology seminar at MSU
Nov 14-15: AMS Sectional at Rutgers
Dec 4-6: Tech Topology Conference
Jan 5-9: Joint Meetings of the AMS/MAA in Seattle
Feb 21-25: Banff Workshop: "Synchronizing Smooth and Topological 4-Manifolds"

Spring conference announcement

In June of 2016, we're hosting a conference: