I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

I currently organize the Algebra seminar

Current and Previous Positions Held:

August 2015 – present – Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas.

January 2013 – August 2015 – Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California at Riverside.

Fall 2012 – Post-Doctoral Research Member at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA.

August 2011 – August 2012 – Bisland Dissertation Fellow at Purdue University.

August 2006 – August 2012 – Graduate Teaching Assistant at Purdue University.

More academic information can be found in my CV.


Graduate students:

I am currently supervising the Ph.D. thesis of Jesse Keyton.

Research at a glance:

My research area is Commutative Algebra and its interactions with Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics.

More specifically, I have research interests in liaison, problems on projective dimension and infinite free resolutions, symbolic powers, ideals of points in projective space, Koszul (commutative) algebras, Combinatorial Commutative Algebra,  Hilbert functions, multiplicity theory and residual intersections.

More details can be found in my research interests page.


Teaching at a glance:

Teaching is an invaluable and essential component of my professional life. It gives me the opportunity of sharing with the students the ideas and beauty of Mathematics while, at the same time, learning from the students different perspectives and new approaches to the subject. Their questions, comments, intuitions, observations and ideas play a crucial role in my professional and personal growth.


More information about my teaching can be found in my dedicated page.

Algebra Seminar (Spring 2020)

The schedule with title and abstracts can be found here. 

February 7, 2020: Dr. Lance Miller (University of Arkansas)

 February 14, 2020: Dr. Paolo Mantero (University of Arkansas)

February 21, 2020: Dr. Paolo Mantero (University of Arkansas)

March 13, 2020: Dr. Patrick McFaddin (Fordham University)

March 20, 2020: Dr. Wenbo Niu (University of Arkansas)

March 27, 2020: Spring Break.

April 2, 2020: MAA Meeting at the University of Arkansas.

April 17, 2020: Dr Brian Harbourne (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)



Algebra Seminar (Fall 2019)

The schedule with title and abstracts can be found here.

 September 6, 2019: Kyle Maddox (University of Missouri)

 September 13, 2019: Dr. Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)

 September 20, 2019: KuMuNu conference in Lincoln, NE.

 October 4, 2019: Dr. Paolo Mantero (University of Arkansas)

 October 11, 2019: Dr. Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame)

 October 25, 2019: Dr. Derrick R. Wigglesworth  (University of Arkansas)

 November 1, 2019: Dr. Dan Smolkin  (University of Oklahoma).

 November 8, 2019: Dr. Richard Schwartz (Brown University); Note: this is a Topology+Algebra joint seminar.

 November 22, 2019: Dr. Wenbo Niu (University of Arkansas).