I am an NSF Mathematical Science Research Postdoc and Instructor at MIT where my mentor is Pavel Etingof. I completed my PhD in August 2021 at Louisiana State University. My primary advisor was Milen T. Yakimov, and my secondary advisor was Daniel K. Nakano.

My research interests broadly are at the intersection of homological algebra, noncommutative algebra, and representation theory. One of the primary focuses of my work has been studying monoidal triangulated categories (specifically those arising from the representation theory of finite-dimensional Hopf algebras) via tensor triangular geometry and cohomological support varieties.

Publications and CV:

- CV (last updated October 2022).
- (Joint with Hongdi Huang, Van C. Nguyen, Charlotte Ure, Padmini Veerapen, and Xingting Wang) Twisting Manin's universal quantum groups and comodule algebras. Preprint. arXiv.
- (Joint with Daniel K. Nakano and Milen Yakimov) On the spectrum and support theory of a finite tensor category. Preprint. arXiv.
- (Joint with Hongdi Huang, Van C. Nguyen, Charlotte Ure, Padmini Veerapen, and Xingting Wang) A cogroupoid associated to preregular forms. Preprint. arXiv.
- (Joint with Hongdi Huang, Van C. Nguyen, Charlotte Ure, Padmini Veerapen, and Xingting Wang) Twisting of graded quantum groups and solutions to the quantum Yang-Baxter equation. Accepted for publication in Transformation Groups. arXiv.
- Balmer spectra and Drinfeld centers. Preprint. arXiv.
- (Joint with Daniel K. Nakano and Milen Yakimov) Noncommutative tensor triangular geometry and the tensor product property for support maps. Accepted for publication in the International Mathematics Research Notices. arXiv.
- (Joint with Daniel K. Nakano and Milen Yakimov) Noncommutative tensor triangular geometry. Accepted for publication in the American Journal of Mathematics. arXiv.
- (Joint with Milen Yakimov) Prime spectra of abelian 2-categories and categorifications of Richardson varieties. In "Representations and Nilpotent Orbits of Lie Algebraic Systems, in honour of the 75th birthday of Tony Joseph", Progr. in Math. vol. 330, eds. M. Gorelik et al, pp. 501-553, Birkhäuser, 2019. arXiv.

mail: kentv@mit.edu

- 2023 Spring Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Interactions Between Noncommutative Ring Theory and Algebraic Geometry, April 15, 2023 (invited talk).
- Trimester Program on Spectral Methods in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology at the Hausdorff Center in Bonn , November 27 - December 16, 2022.
- Maurice Auslander Distinguished Lectures and International Conference, October 26, 2022 (invited talk).
- BIRS Workshop on Noncommutative Geometry and Noncommutative Invariant Theory, September 25-30, 2022.
- Recent Advances and New Directions in the Interplay of Noncommutative Algebra and Geometry, June 20-24, 2022.
- Fourth Canada-Mexico-USA Conference in Representation Theory, Noncommutative Algebra, and Categorification, June 9-12, 2022 (invited talk).
- International Workshop at the Atlantic Algebra Centre on Groups, Rings, Lie and Hopf Algebras IV, May 30-June 2, 2022 (invited talk).
- AIM SQuaRE on Quantum symmetries: Noncommutative geometry and solutions to the QYBE (focused collaborative research workshop with Hongdi Huang, Van Nguyen, Charlotte Ure, Padmini Veerapen, and Xingting Wang), March 28-April 1, 2022.
- Seattle Noncommutative Algebra Day (invited talk), March 26, 2022.
- 2021 Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Cohomology, Representation Theory, and Lie Theory, November 20, 2021 (invited talk).
- MIT Infinite Dimensional Algebra Seminar (invited talk), November 19, 2021.
- University of Georgia Algebra Seminar, October 25, 2021 (invited talk).
- FD Seminar, July 8, 2021 (invited talk).
- Northeastern University Representation Theory and Related Topics Seminar , May 14, 2021 (invited talk).
- The UCSB Quantum Algebra and Topology Seminar , May 12, 2021 (invited talk).
- Oberseminar in Representation Theory in Bonn, April 30, 2021 (invited talk).
- 2021 Spring Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Interactions between Representation Theory, Poisson Geometry, and Noncommutative Algebra , April 17, 2021 (invited talk).
- 2021 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Hopf Algebras, Tensor Categories, and Related Homological Methods , March 20, 2021 (invited talk).
- 2021 Joint Math Meetings, Special Session on Interactions between Noncommutative Algebra and Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry , January 9, 2021 (invited talk).
- 2020 Fall Western Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Geometry and Representation Theory of Quantum Algebras and Related Topics , October 25, 2020 (invited talk).
- Louisiana State University Algebra Seminar, February 11, 2020.
- MSRI Quantum Symmetries Introductory Workshop , January 27-January 31, 2020.
- Seminario Itinerante CCMUNAM-CIMAT-IMUNAM de Teoría de Representaciones , December 8-9, 2019 (invited talk).
- 2019 Fall Western Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Canonical Bases, Cluster Structures and Non-commutative Birational Geometry , November 9-10, 2019 (invited talk).
- 2019 Fall Western Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Geometric Methods in Representation Theory , November 9-10, 2019 (invited talk).
- Quantum Flag Manifolds in Prague , September 16-20, 2019 (invited talk).
- 2019 Fall Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Hall Algebras, Cluster Algebras and Representation Theory , September 14-15, 2019 (invited talk).
- 2019 Fall Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Connections Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry , September 14-15, 2019 (invited talk).
- International Conference on Representation Theory VIII , July 7-13, 2019 (invited talk).
- OSU Quantum Symmetries Summer Research Program , June 3-14, 2019.
- 11th Southeastern Lie Theory Workshop , May 13-15, 2019 (contributed talk).
- 2019 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Representation Theory of Quantum Algebras and Related Topics , April 13-14, 2019 (invited talk).
- University of California Santa Barbara, Algebra Seminar, April 1, 2019.
- 2019 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Representations of Lie Algebras, Algebraic Groups, and Quantum Groups , March 15-16, 2019 (invited talk).
- University of Georgia, Algebra Seminar, October 22, 2018.
- MSRI Derived Categories summer school, June 25-July 6, 2018.
- Representation Theory, Mathematical Physics and Integrable Systems, June 4-June 8, 2018 (poster presentation).
- 2018 Spring Western Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Related Topics, April 14-15, 2018 (invited talk).
- Recent developements in noncommutative algebra and related areas, March 17-19, 2018 (short presentation).
- 2017 Fall Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Special Session on Noncommutative and Homological Algebra, September 9-10, 2017 (invited talk).
- Algebra Extravaganza! in honor of Ellen Kirkman and Martin Lorenz, July 24-28, 2017 (poster presentation).
- Fourth Conference on Geometric Methods in Representation Theory, November 19-21, 2016 (invited talk).
- 8th Southeastern Lie Theory Workshop, October 9-11, 2015.

- College of Science Distinguished Dissertation Award, Louisiana State University, Spring 2022.
- NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, beginning Fall 2021.
- Arthur K. Barton Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Fall 2020.
- Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, Louisiana State University Mathematics Department, Fall 2020.
- Pasquale Porcelli Award for Graduate Academic Excellence, Louisiana State University Mathematics Department, Spring 2017.
- Board of Regents Fellowship, Louisiana State University, Fall 2016-Spring 2020.

- Instructor of Record, Math 18.704 Seminar in Algebra, MIT, Fall 2022. Course website.
- Instructor, Math 18.708 Topics in Algebra, mini-course on support varieties and tensor triangular geometry, MIT, Spring 2022. Course website.
- Co-organizer (joint with Pavel Etingof), Seminar on strict polynomial functors and the work of Friedlander-Suslin, Summer and Fall 2021. Seminar website.
- Instructor of Record, Louisiana State University, Summer 2021: Calculus III (online).
- Instructor of Record, Louisiana State University, Fall 2018: Calculus I.
- Teaching Assistant, Wake Forest University, Fall 2014-Spring 2016: Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra I, Discrete Mathematics.

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