I am a mathematician working in quantitative trading. I received my Ph.D. in math from Stanford in August 2020, advised by Ravi Vakil and Jarod Alper.

My academic research interests are largely in algebraic geometry, with a focus on moduli theory and the formal geometry of algebraic stacks. See my papers below.

Before coming to Stanford, I was an undergraduate in math at the Australian National University, advised by Jarod Alper and David Ishii Smyth.

This paper partially generalizes the main algebraization theorem of Alper-Hall-Rydh to the reductive case. We prove for a reductive group $G$ acting on an affine scheme of finite type $X/k$ with $A^G = k$ and $X^G \neq \emptyset$ that $[X/G]$ is coherently complete along the unique closed point in the quotient stack. Currently, we are unable to handle the case that $A^G$ is complete Noetherian local yet.

With Jarod Alper and Jack Hall.

arXiv
Jarod's talk on our result (video)

I extend Lieblich's algebraization result for complexes on algebraic spaces to the setting of algebraic stacks.

arXiv

My Ph.D. thesis. It is essentially an integrated version of the two papers above.

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My undergraduate thesis. I generalize a result of Alper and Isaev on the semistability of the gradient morphism from the case of binary forms to cubics forms of degree $d$, for $3 \leq d \leq 9$.

A year or so after I graduated, Fedorchuk generalized my result to arbitrary forms of any
degree. See Theorem 1.4.1 here and
the paragraph below it acknowledging my work.

My undergraduate thesis is available on request.

Inspired by the paper *Points of order $13$ on elliptic curves*, I show that the rank of the elliptic curve $y^2 = x^3 - 2$ is $1$ using the method of $2$-descent.

I give a self-contained proof that the Picard number of the Kummer surface $X$ associated to an abelian surface $A$, satisfies $\rho(X)= 16 + \rho(A)$.

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It is a fundamental fact in étale cohomology that the cohomology of any constructible sheaf on a proper scheme is finite. In this article, I give an example showing this is false in the fppf topology.

PDF Blog article on Thuses

I compute the étale cohomology (with coefficients in $\mathbf{G}_m$) of a curve
over a finite field. The calculation is more subtle than the case over an algebraically
closed field, because theorems such as Artin vanishing and Poincaré duality *cannot*
be applied.

Notes for a lecture I gave during the 2016-2017 edition of Stanford's Number Theory Learning Seminar. Given a variety over a finite field, I prove that the weight of a lisse sheaf (in the sense of Deligne) is invariant under restriction to a dense open.

PDF Version on learning seminar website (My notes start from page 9)

Essay I wrote for the 2013 edition of ANU's Analysis 3 (Functional Analysis and Spectral Theory). I prove the "analytic" version of the Peter-Weyl Theorem, namely that the matrix coefficients of a compact Lie group $G$ are dense in $L^2(G)$.

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Essay I wrote for the 2012 edition of ANU's Algebra 3 (Lie Groups and Lie Algebras). I prove Schur-Weyl duality for $\mathrm{SL}_n(\mathbf{C})$, and using this I deduce the characters and dimensions of the highest weight representations of its Lie algebra.

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During the start of the total lockdown in Malaysia on 1/6/2021, I became interested in trying to understand the spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia.

I argue that the failure to stop workplace clusters from happening was why the 2021 FMCO failed in the Klang Valley, Johor, Pulau Pinang and Negeri Sembilan. Please see this pdf here. In addition, please see this press statement (with IDEAS and Bait Al-Amanah), urging the federal government to address this issue ASAP.

The goal is to raise RM 50,000 (approx. USD 12,000) to be distributed as cash to B40 families around the area of Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia during the 2021 FMCO (Full Movement Control Order). The GIVE.asia page to donate is here. This project is joint with the member of parliament for Bayan Baru, YB Sim Tze Tzin.

**Ph.D. in Mathematics**, Stanford University, 2015-2020.

**Ph.B. in Mathematics**, Australian National University, 2011-2014.

University Medal, Australian National University, 2014.