**About me**

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Mathematics of The University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Prof.
Brian Marcus.

In general, I am drawn toward problems connecting ideas from dynamical systems and statistical mechanics with combinatorics.

Today I am focused on finding sufficient conditions for efficient approximation of thermodynamic quantities (e.g. entropy, topological pressure, free energy) in lattice models. This has lead me to the study of Gibbs measures, their spatial mixing properties and the interplay between counting complexity and phase transitions.

In general, I am drawn toward problems connecting ideas from dynamical systems and statistical mechanics with combinatorics.

Today I am focused on finding sufficient conditions for efficient approximation of thermodynamic quantities (e.g. entropy, topological pressure, free energy) in lattice models. This has lead me to the study of Gibbs measures, their spatial mixing properties and the interplay between counting complexity and phase transitions.

**Interests**

- symbolic dynamics & ergodic theory
- statistical physics & combinatorics
- computational complexity