I am a Reader at the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick. Prior to coming to Warwick I spent three years in the Mathematics Department at Rutgers University. I have also spent time at Stanford and the Institute for Advanced Study. I was a graduate student at UC Berkeley, where my advisor was Bernd Sturmfels.

**Research:**
My research is in combinatorial and
computational commutative algebra and algebraic geometry, with emphasis on
toric varieties, Hilbert schemes, and tropical geometry. A copy of
my curriculum vitae is available here.

My research is supported by EPSRC.

**Editorial work:**
London Mathematical Society

**Seminars and conferences:**
Warwick
Algebraic Geometry seminar/ Warwick-Edinburgh Spherical Varieties Seminar/
Warwick
Tropical Day
/ British Algebraic Geometry Meeting (BRAG) /
Other
Warwick seminars
/ Other conferences/seminars

**Teaching:**
This term (Term 2 2013/14) I am teaching MA 252 (Combinatorial Optimisation).

Information about older courses is available here.