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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 2009 – May 2013

  • Math classes
    • Analysis: Real Analysis (18.100C), Analysis on Manifolds (18.101), Real and Functional Analysis (Measure Theory) (18.125), Partial Differential Equations (18.152), Differential Forms (18.952)
    • Algebra: Algebra 1-2 (18.701, 18.702), Commutative Algebra (18.705), Representation Theory (18.712), Algebraic Geometry 1-2 (18.725, 18.726)
    • Number Theory: Additive Number Theory (18.784), Automorphic Forms (18.785), Algebraic Number Theory (18.786)
    • Topology and Geometry: Topology (18.901), Algebraic Topology 1 (18.905)
    • Combinatorics: Probabilistic Methods (18.997)
    • Other: Problem Solving Seminar (18.S34)
  • Science: Chemistry (5.112), Biology (7.014), Physics E&M (8.022)
  • Chinese: Modern Chinese Film and Fiction (21F.046), Chinese 3-5 Streamlined (21F.109, 21F.110, 21F.183)
  • Writing: Reading and Writing Short Stories (21W.755)
  • Other Humanities: Visual Art (4.301), Globalization (21F.083)

Eleanor Roosevelt High School
August 2005 – May 2009
Science and Technology Program

Research and Work Experience

Emory REU with Ken Ono
6/2011 - 7/2011

Using the theory of l-adic modular forms, we found a general framework for congruences for Andrew’s spt function and powers of the partition function. Our result gives a conceptual explanation of previously observed congruences for spt modulo 5, 7, and 13, and extends them to higher powers.

l-adic properties of partition functions, with Eva Belmont, Sarah Trebat-Leder, and Alexandra Musat, submitted for publication.

MIT UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program)
2/2010 – 5/2010
Chips and Rotors Research Initiative

Chip Firing and Base Representations, with Delong Meng, Henrique Pinto, and Xiaolin Shi.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
9/2008 – 5/2009

I worked on programming the SIMSS client. NASA uses the SIMSS (Scalable, Integrated, Multi-mission Support System) computer program to simulate spacecraft, as well as conduct real-time data transmission and processing.

  • Gliya (
    Curriculum writer

    Gliya is a free online learning community. I am writing a comprehensive series of lessons in geometry, with two basic principles in mind: first, to present math as an exploratory problem-solving process that captures a possible dialogue between teacher and student, and second, to slow down at the common pitfalls and explain the concepts behind every problem. I currently have about 250 pages of curriculum on angles, congruent triangles, and similar triangles

  • Academic Coordinator and lecturer at Online Math Circle
  • Teaching Assistant at AwesomeMath Dallas and Santa Cruz, 2010; Santa Cruz, 2011
Technical Skills

  • Programming in Java
  • USAMO Honorable Mention, 2009
  • Putnam Honorable Mention, 2009
  • Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Other Activities

Last edited 03/27/2013