
§
Employment
Oct 2012  present 
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, I.I.T Bombay 
Aug 2009 
August 2012

Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of
NebraskaLincoln

June 2009  July 2009

Lecturer, Department
of Mathematics, University of
Kansas

Aug. 2002  May 2009

Graduate Research/Teaching
Assistant, Department
of Mathematics, University of
Kansas

Aug. 2001  July 2002

Research Scholar,
School of Mathematics, TIFR, Mumbai. 
§
Education
July 2009

Ph.D., Department of
Mathematics, University of Kansas
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Craig
Huneke.

June 2001

M.Sc., Department of
Mathematics, IIT Bombay,
Mumbai.
Project Advisor: Prof. J.K.Verma.

June 1999

B.Sc., H.P.T. Arts and
R.Y.K. Science College, Nasik.

§ Research
Interests: Commutative Algebra,
Homological Algebra.
§
Publications
6.
Homological and Connectedness Properties
of Fibre Products (with E. Celikbas and Z.
Yang)

Work in
Progress 
5. Linking
Constructions of Gorenstein Rings

Work in
Progress

4. Connected Sums of Local Gorenstein
Rings (Online
Version)
(with L. L. Avramov and
W. F. Moore)

J. Reine Angew. Math. (Crelle J.), to
appear. 
3.
ThreeStandardness of the Maximal Ideal (Online
Version)
(with C. Huneke) 
Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, vol.
215, no. 11, (2011)
26742683. 
2. Computing Gorenstein
Colength
(Online
Version)

Journal of Commutative Algebra, vol. 1,
no. 3, (2009) 343359. 
1. The
Gorenstein Colength of an Artinian Local
Ring
(Online
Version) 
Journal of Algebra, 320 (2008) 3438–3446.

§
Invited
Talks
 Algebra
Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University,
West Lafayette, July 2012.
 AMS Spring
Central Sectional Meeting, University
of Kansas, Lawrence, March 2012.
 Algebra
Seminar, Department of Mathematics,
University of Missouri, Columbia, October 2011.
 Mathematics
Seminar, Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras,
July 2010.
 Algebra
Seminar, Department of Mathematics,
University of Kansas, April 2010.
 AMS Spring
Western Sectional Meeting, University
of New Mexico, Albuquerque, April 2010.
 Colloquium,
Department of Mathematics, University of
NebraskaLincoln, March 2010.
 KUMUNU 
2009, University of NebraskaLincoln,
September 2009.
 AMS Spring
Central Sectional Meeting, University of
Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, March 2009.
 Algebra
Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore, June 2008.
 Mathematics Seminar, Department
of Mathematics, IIT Madras, June 2008.
 Graduate
Student Seminar, Department of
Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore, June 2008.
 GSUUSC Joint Seminar in Commutative
Algebra, Georgia
State University, Atlanta, April 2008.
 AMS Joint
Mathematics Meetings, San Diego,
January 2008.
 Commutative
Algebra Seminar, Department of
Mathematics, University of NebraskaLincoln,
October 2007.
 AMS Fall
Eastern Sectional Meeting, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, October 2007.
 GSUUSC Joint Seminar in Commutative
Algebra, Georgia State University,
Atlanta, March 2007.
 Algebra Seminar, Department of
Mathematics, IIT Bombay, January 2007.
 AMS Fall Western Sectional Meeting, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, October 2006.
 Graduate Student Research Conference On
Algebra And Representation Theory, Kansas State
University, Manhattan, May 2006.
 Algebra Seminar, Department of
Mathematics, IIT Bombay, July 2003.
§
Teaching
Experience
 Research Assistant Professor (Fall 2009 
present): Department of Mathematics, University
of NebraskaLincoln.
 Currently teaching: Math
in the City (an interdisciplinary course
involving a handson learning experience using
mathematical modeling to understand realworld
problems).
 Past Courses: Math 918 (Advanced Topics in
Commutative Algebra), Math
221 (Differential Equations), Math
208 (Vector Calculus), Math
104 (Calculus  1).
 Lecturer (Summer 2009)/Graduate Teaching
Asstistant (Fall 2002  Spring 2008): Department
of Mathematics, University of Kansas.
 Courses taught at the University of Kansas:
 Coordinated
Courses: Math 115 (Applied Calculus
 I), Math 122 (Calculus  II for
Engineers).
 Discussion
Section: Math 123 (Vector Calculus
and Linear Algebra).
 Independent
Section: Math 116 (Applied Calculus
 II), Math 223 (Vector Calculus).
 Resource Person (July 2005, 1 week): Advanced
Instructional School in Commutative Algebra and
Algebraic Geometry, I.I.T. Bombay, India.
 Other experience:
 Ph.D.
Thesis Committee Member: Zheng Yang
 Undergraduate
Student Advising: Kamara Wright (201112).
 Have been the instructor for a Reading
Course in Topics
in Commutative Algebra for 3rd and
4th year PhD students in Spring 2010, Fall
2010 and Summer 2011.
 Gave a series of talks on Topics in
Commutative Algebra: Linkage from
September 2008 to March 2009 at KU.
 Conducted help sessions for a graduate
course in Linear
Algebra in Fall 2008 at KU.
§
Service,
Outreach and Other Professional Activities
 Have refereed papers for Communications in
Algebra and Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra.
 Member of the Undergraduate Activites Committee,
Math Department, UNL in 2011  12.
 Coorganizer, Special Session on Local Commutative
Algebra, AMS Fall Central Section
Meeting in Lincoln, NE, October 2011.
 Organizer of Compact CARS, a local
miniconference for students and postdocs,
Mathematics Department, UNL in April 2011.
 Coorganiser of the Commutative Algebra Reading Seminar
(CARS) for students and postdocs,
Mathematics Department, UNL in Fall 2009 
Spring 2011.
 Member of the UNL Postdoc Advisory Council (PAC),
200910.
 Served as the student member on the Lower Divisions
Committee, Mathematics Department, KU
in 2005  06.
 Served as the vicepresident of the Graduate Students
Organization, Math Department, KU from
May 2003 to April 2005.
 Have given the following talks mainly aimed at
graduate and/or undergraduate students:
 Visualizing
Mathematics,
Departments of Mathematics, Jyoti
Nivas College, Mahaveer
Jain College and St. Joseph's
College, Bangalore, June 2010.
 Tales of a
Local Algebraist, Graduate Students
Colloquium, Math Department, KU, Nov 2008.
 Artinian
and Gorenstein Rings: A Different(ial) Point
of View, Graduate Student Seminar,
IISc Bangalore, June 2008.
 Calculus:
Applications to Business, Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, BYK College of
Commerce, Nasik, July 2005.
 Brouwer's
Fixed Point Theorem, Graduate
Students Colloquium, Math Department, KU,
February 2005.
 Calculus:
A Geometric Approach, Department of
Mathematics, HPT Arts and RYK Science College,
Nasik, July 2003.
 The
Fundamental Group in Algebraic Topology,
Graduate Students Colloquium, Math Department,
KU, April 2003.
 Have been involved in setting the paper for
the 22nd and the 23rd Mathematics Olympiad
conducted by the students of the mathematics
department, IIT Bombay in January 2000 and 2001.
 Was a member of the organising committee of a
Mathematics Exhibition conducted at RYK Science
College, Nasik in March 1999, the aim of which
was to promote mathematics among school
students.
 As an active member of the Rotaract
Club of Nasik Airport, was the project
coordinator for a series of mathematics
workshops conducted for high school students.
§
Scholarships,
Awards and Other Academic Achievements
 Research Assistantship: Spring 2006, Spring
and Fall 2007, Summer and Fall 2008 with Prof.
Craig Huneke, Department of Mathematics,
University of Kansas.
 Finalist: Florence
Black
Teaching Award (for GTAs in the Math
department at KU) for 4 years, 20052008.
 Invited to join the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi,
Fall 2007.
 WalkerMitchell Scholarship, Math
Department, University of Kansas, Summer 2007.
 John Bunce Memorial Award, Math
Department, University of Kansas in 2006.
 U. G. Mitchell Honor Scholarship,
Math Department, University of Kansas, Summers
2005 & 2006.
 NBHM MA/MSc Scholarships, from July
1999 to June 2001.
 Institute Silver Medal for the best
performance in M.Sc. Mathematics, IIT Bombay
(2001).
 Gold Medalist in the B.Sc.
examinations, University
of Pune, April 1999.
§
Conferences
Attended
 KUMUNU 
2011, University of NebraskaLincoln,
April 2011.
 Southwest
Local Algebra Meeting, New Mexico State
University, Las Cruces, March 2011.
 Homotopy
Theory and its Applications, University
of NebraskaLincoln, April 2009.
 2nd
Bluegrass Algebra Conference, University of
Kentucky, Lexington, March 2009.
 GSUUSC Joint Seminar in Commutative
Algebra, Georgia State University,
Atlanta, February 2009.
 Commutative
Algebra and its Interactions: A conference in
honor of Mel Hochster, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, August 2008.
 KUMUNU
 8 & 9, University of
NebraskaLincoln, September 200708.
 KUMUNU  Algebra Day 4  7, University
of Kansas, Lawrence, 200204, 2006.
 Conference in Honour of Paul Roberts,
Snowbird, Utah, May 2006.
 MAGIC05, University
of Notre Dame, October 2005.
 Commutative Algebra Conference in Honour of
Phillip Griffith, University of Illinois
at UrbanaChampaign, September 2005.
 Weigandfest, University of
NebraskaLincoln, May 2005.
 Recent Developments in Tight Closure,
Arkansas Spring Lecture Series, University of
Arkansas, April 2005.
 Bluegrass Algebra Conference and the
HaydenHoward lecture, University of
Kentucky, Lexington, April 2003.
 Commutative Algebra: Interactions with
Homological Algebra and Representation Theory,
MSRI,
Berkeley, Feb 2003.
§
Summer
Programmes, Winter Schools and Workshops
Participated in
 Computational and Combinatorial
Commutative Algebra, Fields
Institute, Toronto, July 2006.
 Valuation Theory and Integral Closures,
University of
Ottawa, July 2006.
 Local Cohomology and its Interactions
with Algebra, Geometry and Analysis,
Snowbird, Utah, June 2005.
 Interactions Between Homotopy Theory and
Commutative Algebra, University of
Chicago, JulyAugust 2004.
 MiniCourse on Classical Problems in
Commutative Algebra, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, June 2004.
 Workshop in Commutative Algerba and
Combinatorics, University of Pune,
India, July 2003.
 VSRP programme, School of Mathematics,
TIFR, Mumbai, Summers 2000 & 2001.
 Winter School in Cohomological Methods
in Commutative Algebra, HBCSE,
Mumbai, Dec 2000.
 Winter schools at HRI,
Allahabad, Followup to the MTTS programme, Dec
1999 and 2000.
 All three levels of the summer workshop
MT&TS Programme, Summers of 1998 (in IIT
Madras), 1999 and 2000 (in R.I.E. Mysore).

