Work / Education



2015 - , Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
  • Visiting researcher 2016 -
  • Visiting professor, 2015 - 2016

2006 - 2015, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (If you are curious, here is a video)
  • Granted tenure equivalent in 2012
  • Associate Professor, 2011 - 2015
  • Assistant professor, 2006 - 2011

2004 - 2005, Max Plank Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
  • Visitor 

2003 - 2006, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Hildebrandt Assistant Professor
  • Interacted mostly with the late Juha Heinonen and the analysis group. 
  • Spent the 2004-5 academic year on leave at the MPIM.

1997 - 2003, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA


1996 - 1997. Adelaide University, Australia
  • PhD program (was enrolled for 18 months before going to the USA)
  • Advisor: Alan Carey
  • Topic: Fractional quantum hall effect. Rigorous techniques using functional analysis, loop groups, boson-fermion correspondence and so on. 

1992 - 1995. University of Queensland, Australia
  • BSc + honours. (Mathematics and a lot of physics)
  • Advisor: Tony Bracken 
  • Thesis: "Quasi-exactly solvable models in quantum mechanics". These models are ones in which a finite part of the spectrum can be found exactly. The Hamiltonians are built from differential operators whose Lie algebra has a finite-dimensional representation. Here is a short review article by Peter Olver. The field has grown and is still active.