I am a theoretical physicist studying the emergence of fascinating phenomena in strongly interacting living matter, such as cognition and brain development. Some examples include the control of dynamics in brain networks: how the topology of white matter changes across development, and the geometry of neural activity during effective learning. I develop analytical models guided by empirical observations, in order to bridge between microscopic constituents and the macroscopic emergent phenomena that governs our daily life. For current projects, please see my research group page (on the right).
In 2015, I received my PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I worked with Xiao-Gang Wen on on strongly-correlated electrons -- especially topological quantum phases that are protected by symmetry. I hold an MPhil at the University of Cambridge (where I was a Gates scholar), and a BS from Yale University.