Curriculum Vitae


Department of Statistics, University of Oxford            (2021 - Present)
DPhil in Statistics (Modern Statistics and Statistical Machine Learning CDT)
First project: Denoising Diffusion Models on Arbitrary State Spaces, supervised by Arnaud Doucet and George Deligiannidis
Second project: Infinite-width limits of neural networks, supervised by François Caron

Trinity College, University of Cambridge            (2017 - 2021)
BA with MMath in Mathematics
Graduated with a Distinction (6th out of c. 250 in year)
Thesis topic: Activated Random Walks, supervised by Perla Sousi

Research Experience

Research Assistant            (Summer 2021)
Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, University of California Berkeley
Supervisor: Michael Dennis
Built on the PAIRED algorithm for unsupervised environment design proposed by Dennis et al. (2020) to incorporate human feedback to reduce the space of environments and so improve training speed.

Research Assistant            (Summer 2020)
Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge
Supervisor: Dr Dhruv Ranganathan
Adapted methods of intersection theory due to Ravi Vakil for the calculation of characteristic numbers in order to produce more direct computations of intersection numbers on the projective plane and the torus.


Senior Scholarship, Trinity College            (2018 - 2020)
For exceptional first year exam results, reawarded after second year

International Mathematics Olympiad
Gold, placing 7th out of 615 competitors in 2017, Silver in 2014, 2015, 2016

International Olympiad in Informatics
Gold, placing 6th out of 304 competitors in 2017, Silver in 2015, Bronze in 2016

Romanian Masters in Mathematics
Three gold medals (2015, 2016, 2017), the best record in the history of this competition

Work Experience

Research Intern, Charity Entrepreneurship            (Spring 2020)
Collaborated to research and write two reports on potential global health and development initiatives
Performed cost effectiveness analyses and wrote summary recommendations

Quantitative Trading Intern, Jane Street Capital            (Summer 2019)
Developed models in Python and Excel for predicting the price of depository receipts

Software Engineering Intern, Metaswitch            (Summer 2018)
Designed and built new features for their instant messaging servers’ software