About me

I am an associate research professor and an associate director of undergraduate research in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University.

I earned my Ph.D. in mathematics in 2004 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under supervision of professor Bruce C. Berndt.

My current research is devoted to the theory of automorphic representations, relative trace formula, and applications of the Langlands’ beyond endoscopy idea to algebraic groups and combinatorics.

An interview with Girls’ Angle

My recent interview with Girls’ Angle has been appeared in the issue June/July 2018, Vol.11, No.5.

One of my favorite quotes

“When asked why are numbers beautiful?” It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is. – Paul Erdos.

Recommended reading for everyone

On The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge