Curiouser and curiouser!

I’m a PhD student in Mathematics at Brown University. My advisor is Melody Chan.

My current research interest is to study enumerative and intersection problems in algebraic geometry and arithmetic geometry, using techniques from combinatorics and representation theory.

I recently converged to my current stage of life via completing a Master of Sciences in math at Yale and wonderful four years at Harvey Mudd College studying math, CS and music.

In Fall 2019, I’m co-organizing the Brown DRP with Kyle Ferendo and Jiahua Zou.

In Summer 2018 and 2019, I had loads of fun teaching at Canada/USA Mathcamp.



  • Chow ring of Heavy/Light Hassett Spaces via Tropical Geometry
    (with Siddarth Kannan and Dagan Karp)
    Heavy/light Hassett spaces are moduli space of rational curves with weighted marked points that satisfy a “heavy/light” and a stability condition. We present a computation of the Chow ring of such spaces via Tropical Geometry. Our computation weaves together many beautiful combinatorial gadgets that appear in algebraic geometry. The starting point of our computation is to view these spaces as tropical compactifications of hyperplane arrangement complements, using work by Cavalieri-Hampe-Markwig-Ranganathan. Then the computation of the Chow ring then reduces to intersection theory on the toric variety of the Bergman fan of a graphic matroid. In particular, this reduction allows us to bijectively correspond divisors of the related toric variety to trees with stable weighted rays, thereby computing the final Chow ring combinatorially.


Upcoming Travels

  • AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, Medford, MA, March 21-22, 2020
  • Women in Algebraic Geometry, ICERM, Providence, RI, July 27-31, 2020
  • Semester program in Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, ICERM, Providence, RI, Spring 2021

Past Travels

  • Facets of Algebraic Geometry, University of Michigan, October 18-20, 2019
  • AGNES Fall 2019, Boston College, Sep 20-22, 2019
  • MSRI Summer Graduate School: Toric Varieties, Taipei, July 29-August 10, 2019
  • Ideals, Varieties, Applications (Celebrating the Influence of David Cox), Amherst, June 10-14, 2019
  • AGNES Spring 2019, Amherst, Mar 22 - 24, 2019
  • AGNES Fall 2018, Brown University, Sep 21 - 23, 2018
  • MSRI Summer Graduate School: Séminaire de mathématiques supérieures (SMS) 2018 on Derived Geometry and Higher Categorical Structures in Geometry and Physics, Fields Institute, June 10-22, 2018
  • Arizona Winter School, University of Arizona, March 3-8, 2018
  • MSRI Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers Workshops, Berkeley, Jan 18-27, 2018
  • BATMOBYLE Fall 2017, Yale University, Nov 27, 2017
  • AGNES Fall 2017, Northeastern University, Oct 13-15, 2017
  • Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium Fall 2016, Colorado State University, Oct 15-16, 2016
  • Student Tropical Alegbraic Geometry Seminar, Yale University, June 3-6, 2016


  • The 17-year-old me went to Summer Science Program, where we stayed up at 3AM and looked at stars for 6 weeks in a New Mexico desert.
  • I type in Dvorak keyboard layout, which feels much more comfy than QWERTY for typing English.