2006–2011, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, PhD Physics.

2004–2006, Rice University, Houston, Texas, BS Physics.

2002–2004, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Research Experience

2014–2017, Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute.

2011–2014, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, Princeton University.

2007–2011, Graduate Research Assistant, Veit Elser group, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University.

2005–2006, Undergraduate Thesis, Adviser: Anthony Chan, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University.

2004–2005, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Adviser: Cecilia Clementi, Department of Chemistry, Rice University.

Summer 2004, REU, Adviser: Cecilia Clementi, Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University.

Teaching Experience

2016, MOOC Content Development, SFI Complexity Explorer, Introduction to Information Theory.

2015, Lecturer, Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute.

2006–2011, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Cornell University.


2015, Workshop coorganizer, “Kinetic Networks: from Topology to Design”, Santa Fe Institute.

2014–Present, Application review committee, Omidyar Fellowship, Santa Fe Institute.

2011, Program coorganizer, “Toward unifying concepts in the physics of aperiodic systems” workshop and seminar series, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science.

2010–Present, Journal referee, Physical Review E, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Advances in Mathematics, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Annals of Combinatorics, Journal of Chemical Physics.


See publications page.


See travel page.