- Associate Professor
- Co-director of the Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program
- Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2009
- M.S., Teaching of Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2008
- B.S., Mathematics, Michigan State University, 2003
- B.S., Computer Science, Michigan State University, 2003
NEWS AND TRAVEL PLANS
November 22-26, 2023: I will be speaking at the The 44th Japan Symposium on Commutative Algebra in Hayama, Japan.
April 14 - 16, 2023: I will be giving a 3-talk lecture series at the Graduate Workshop "Syzygies and Regularity" at the University of Illinois - Chicago. The workshop also features Dan Erman, Wenbo Niu, and Juliette Bruce.
April 1, 2023: Christine Berkesch, Dan Erman, and I are organizing the next meeting of CA+ to occur at the University of Minnesota. The meeting will be in-person and we expect most participants to drive, though there is limited funding for flying participants.
February 9, 2023: I gave a talk at Oberwolfach on my joint paper with Matt Mastroeni entitled Chow rings of matroids are Koszul.
April 30 - May 1, 2022: Christine Berkesch, Dan Erman, and I are organizing the next meeting of CA+ to occur at Iowa State University. The meeting will be in-person. We will be following CDC guidance on masks and distancing.
October 30, 2021: Christine Berkesch, Dan Erman, and I are organizing the next meeting of CA+ to occur at the University of Minnesota. The meeting will be in-person but is limited to driving participants. We will be following CDC guidance on masks and distancing.
October 9-10, 2021: Alexandra Seceleanu and I are organizing a Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Fall Central AMS Section Meeting at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. This is now a virtual meeting.
August 2021: I have signed the Elsevier boycott and will no longer publish, referee, or do editorial work for any Elsevier Journal.
August 2021: I started as co-director of the 1-year Postbaccalaureate Certificate program at ISU with Bernard Lidický. This is a program designed to prepare non-traditional students for entry into graduate math programs. We especially welcome applications from under-represented minorities but the program is open to all. Email me or Prof. Lidický for any questions.
May 2, 2021: Invited speaker at the Virtual Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Western AMS Sectional Meeting.
March 26 and April 2, 2021: I will be giving a series of 2 talks on Rees-like algebras for the Virtual Commutative Algebra Seminar at IIT Bombay.
June 4, 2020: Invited virtual seminar talk for the Fellowship of the Ring - a worldwide commutative algebra seminar hosted by MSRI.
April 18-19, 2020: Iowa State will be hosting CA+, a regional commutative algebra conference, in conjunction with the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Co-organized with Christine Berkesch and Dan Erman. See our website for more info. [Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. Check back for future meetings.]
January 2020: Invited speaker at Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Joint Math Meetings in Denver
November 2019: Colloquium at University of Louisiana Lafayette
March 2019: University of Wisconsin Department Colloquium
February 2019: Oberwolfach workshop
November 2018: Invited speaker at AMS Sectional Meeting at the University of Arkansas.
October 2018: Invited speaker at KUMUNU at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
July 2018: An ISU Math Matters article features my work on the Eisenbud-Goto Conjecture.
June 2018: Giulio Caviglia and I will be organizing a workshop at Banff International Research Station on New Trends in Syzygies.
March 2018: MSRI Hot Topics Workshop "The Homological Conjectures: Resolved!"
March 2017: An AMS Notices article by Irena Swanson appeared featuring my work with Irena Peeva on the Eisenbud-Goto Conjecture.