Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Convex relaxations for NP-hard problems (including sum of squares techniques)
  • Polynomial optimization 
  • Semidefinite programming, in particular improving scalability
  • Applications of optimization to social sciences.

Honors and Awards


  • Co-organized (with Amir Ali) a workshop on solving large scale SDPs for controls, robotics and machine learning for CDC 2016. Details about this full-day workshop can be found here.
  • Student delegate for the organization of the Princeton Optimization Seminar.
  • Co-supervised the senior theses of Mihaela Curmei ('17), Ellie McDonald ('17), and Salena Hess ('16).