General Information

Research Interests

I study the geometry and topology of complex algebraic varieties. My research focuses on Hodge theory, especially on the study of Hodge loci and normal functions, and on applications of mixed Hodge modules. Recently, I am also thinking about holonomic D-modules on complex abelian varieties and their Fourier-Mukai transforms, and about pluricanonical bundles and their properties. I am a member of the algebraic geometry group.

Spring 2017 Teaching

This semester, I am teaching MAE 301/501.

Mathematical Biography

I received my Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 2008, with Herb Clemens; after that, I was a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Kavli IPMU near Tokyo. Since 2012, I have been working as an assistant and now associate professor at Stony Brook University. During the academic year 2013/14, I was on leave at the University of Bonn. During the academic year 2015/16, I was supported by a Centennial Fellowship from the American Mathematical Society.


Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3651

Contact Information

Office: Math Tower 3-117 (map)
Phone: (631) 632-8618


  1. Pushforwards of pluricanonical bundles under morphisms to abelian varieties
    [with L. Lombardi and M. Popa]
  2. On a theorem of Campana and Păun
  3. Vanishing theorems for perverse sheaves on abelian varieties, revisited
    [with B. Bhatt and P. Scholze]
  4. Algebraic fiber spaces over abelian varieties: around a recent theorem by Cao and Păn
    [with Ch. Hacon and M. Popa]
  5. Graded duality for filtered D-modules
    [with M. Saito]
  6. The extended locus of Hodge classes

Published Papers

  1. Viehweg's hyperbolicity conjecture for families with maximal variation
    Invent. Math. 208(3), 677–713
    [with M. Popa]
  2. Hodge modules on complex tori and generic vanishing for compact Kähler manifolds
    To appear in Geometry & Topology
    [with G. Pareschi and M. Popa]
  3. Fields of definition of Hodge loci
    London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Ser. 427 (2016), 275–291.
    [with M. Saito]
  4. On Saito's vanishing theorem
    Math. Res. Lett. 23, No. 2 (2016), pp. 499–527
  5. On direct images of pluricanonical bundles
    Algebra Number Theory 8 (2014), no. 9, 2273–2295
    [with M. Popa]
  6. The Cremmer-Scherk Mechanism in F-theory Compactifications on K3 Manifolds
    J. High Energ. Phys. 1405, 135 (2014)
    [with M. Douglas and D. Park]
  7. Holonomic D-modules on abelian varieties [Erratum]
    Inst. Hautes Études Sci. Publ. Math. 121 (2015), no. 1, 1–55
  8. Kodaira dimension and zeros of holomorphic one-forms
    Ann. of Math. 179 (2014), no. 3, 1109–1120
    [with M. Popa]
  9. Torsion points on cohomology support loci: from D-modules to Simpson's theorem
    London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Ser. 417 (2015), 405–421
  10. Weak positivity via mixed Hodge modules
    Contemp. Math. 647 (2015), 129–137
  11. Generic vanishing theory via mixed Hodge modules
    Forum Math. Sigma 1 (2013), e1, 60pp.
    [with M. Popa]
  12. Moduli of products of stable varieties
    Compositio Math. 149 (2013), no. 12, 2036–2070
    [with B. Bhatt, Z. Patakfalvi and W. Ho]
  13. The zero locus of the infinitesimal invariant
    Fields Inst. Commun. 67 (2013), 589–602
    [with G. Pearlstein]
  14. Residues and filtered D-modules
    Math. Annalen 354 (2012), no. 2, 727–763
  15. Complex-analytic Néron models for arbitrary families of intermediate Jacobians
    Invent. Math. 188 (2012), no. 1, 1–81
  16. The fundamental group is not a derived invariant
    EMS Ser. Congr. Rep. 8 (2011), 279–285
  17. Canonical cohomology as an exterior module
    Pure Appl. Math. Quart. 7 (2011), no. 4, 1529–1542
    [with R. Lazarsfeld and M. Popa]
  18. Derived invariance of the number of holomorphic 1-forms and vector fields
    Ann. Sci. Éc. Norm. Supér (4) 44 (2011), no. 3, 527–536
    [with M. Popa]
  19. A variant of Néron models over curves
    Manuscripta Math. 134 (2011), no. 34, 359–375
    [with M. Saito]
  20. Local duality and polarized Hodge modules
    Publ. Math. Res. Inst. Sci. 47 (2011), no. 3, 705–725
  21. Primitive cohomology and the tube mapping
    Math. Z. 268 (2011), no. 3–4, 1069–1089
  22. The locus of Hodge classes in an admissible variation of mixed Hodge structure
    C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I 348 (2010), 657–660
    [with P. Brosnan and G. Pearlstein]
  23. Two observations about normal functions
    Clay Math. Proc. 9 (2010), 75–79

Unpublished Papers

  1. Surfaces with big anticanonical class
    [with D. Chen]
  2. Canonical extensions of local systems
  3. Idempotent ultrafilters and polynomial recurrence

Ph.D. Thesis

Lecture Notes

Mixed Hodge modules

Claude Sabbah and I are adapting Saito's theory of mixed Hodge modules to the case of complex coefficients. A collection of notes (in progress) can be found on Claude's website.


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