Update: I am starting as an assistant professor at University of Georgia next year! I was previously at Harvard as an NSF postdoc, and did my PhD with Robert Friedman at Columbia. I am currently interested in two areas: Degenerations of K3 surfaces and anticanonical pairs, partly motivated by mirror symmetry, and tilings of Riemann surfaces and Hurwitz theory. I love talking about math and meeting new people, so please drop by my office if you feel like chatting. My email address is engel at math dot harvard dot edu. Thanks for visiting!
Research
These days I am thinking about how to construct proper families over toroidal compactifications of the moduli spaces of K3 surfaces and anticanonical pairs. Papers:
Moduli space of integral-affine structures on the sphere (in progress, with Simion Filip)
One-cylinder contribution to the Masur-Veech volume, appendix to Square-tiled surfaces of fixed combinatorial type: equidistribution, counting, volumes of the ambient strata by Vincent Delecroix, Elise Goujard, Peter Zograf, and Anton Zorich
Talks
Upcoming: Character Varieties and TQFT, Univeristy of Auckland, Fall 2018
Upcoming: Flat Surfaces and Algebraic Curves, Oberwolfach, Fall 2018
Algebraic and Combinatorial Aspects of Tropical Geometry (AMS Sectional), Ohio State, Spring 2018
Chicago AG seminar, Spring 2018
Princeton AG seminar, Spring 2018
UC Davis AG seminar, Fall 2017
UC Riverside AG seminar, Fall 2017
UCSD AG seminar, Fall 2017
AGNUBC miniconference, Fall 2017
MIT Geometric Representation Theory seminar, Fall 2017
UGA AG seminar, Fall 2017
Valley (Western Mass) AG seminar, Fall 2017
UMass Amherst geometry and topology seminar, Fall 2017
Columbia AG seminar, Fall 2017
Stonybrook AG seminar, Fall 2017
Poisson Geometry and Stacks, Fields Institute, Summer 2017
CMSA Members Seminar, Spring 2017
FRAGMENT (Colorado AG) seminar, Spring 2017
Ohio State AG seminar, Spring 2017
Columbia AG seminar, Spring 2017
IAS thematic year on HMS, Nick Sheridan's seminar, Spring 2017
Harvard geometry and dynamics seminar, Spring 2017
Conference on moduli spaces, mirror symmetry, and enumerative geometry, ICTP, Summer 2016
Harvard-MIT algebraic geometry seminar, Fall 2015
BU seminar on geometry and physics, Fall 2015
Yau's student seminar, Fall 2015 - Fall 2016
Robert Friedman's birthday, Perspectives on Complex Algebraic Geometry, Spring 2015
IAS thematic year on topology of algebraic varieties, Fall 2014
Teaching
Combinatorics and Algebraic Geometry, Harvard University, Fall 2017
Algebraic Geometry (232A and B), Harvard University (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
Calculus III, Columbia University (Summer 2014)
Pre-calculus, Columbia University (Fall 2012)
Teaching assistant for various math classes, Columbia University, (Fall 2011-Spring 2015)