About Me

I am a fourth year undergraduate student at MIT. I study math with computer science.

Some facts about me: I am originally from Paraguay. I like to watch movies and read books. My favorite web comic is Dinosaur Comics. You can find my resume here. For more information, feel free to contact me.

I am a member of the executive boards of MIT AEPi and MIT Hillel. I recently started writing art reviews for MIT's newspaper, the Tech.

Starting in the Fall of 2015, I will be at Princeton University for my PhD in Theoretical Computer Science. This page will not be updated.

Research

I am interested in theoretical computer science, algorithms, combinatorics and optimization.

Over the summer of 2013, I participated in the Kupcinet-Getz program at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. I was working under the supervision of Robi Krauthgamer on a project about mimicking networks.

Over the spring of 2014, I UROPed with Jon Novak in the Math Department at MIT on a project about mixing times for random walks.

Over the summer of 2014, I will be participating in an REU at the TTI in Chicago. I am working under the supervision of Yury Makarychev on a project about approximation algorithms for CSP problems. You can find some notes about this here.

Writings

  • These are some notes of a 40 minute presentation on matroids I did for my seminar class 18.434: Polytopes and Convex Geometry. They are mostly based on notes by M. Goemans.

  • These are some notes of a 40 minute presentation on the MAXCUT problem I did for my seminar class 18.434: Polytopes and Convex Geometry. They are mostly based on from here, section 10.1.

  • This is my final paper for my seminar class 18.434: Polytopes and Convex Geometry. It is a short introduction to the phenomenon of concentration of measure and its connection to topics we discussed in the class.

  • This is a technical report I wrote about the improvements I worked on at the TTIC in the summer of 2014. It is based on an algorithm by Makarychev and Makarychev.

  • These are some slides that summarize part of what I worked on over the summer of 2013. The talk was directed to a general undergraduate audience.

  • This is a link to my cooking blog.

Photo Credit: J. Elzur

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