I'm Tegan, a PhD student at Cornell University. My general interests are in algorithms over networks and combinatorial structures.
Before Cornell, I was a math and computer science double major at Carleton College, where I was advised by Layla Oesper and Mark Krusemeyer. I interned at the US Naval Research Lab through NREIP over summer 2017, where I contributed to modeling non-linearities of photodiodes. I spent my senior year researching computational models of the mental lexicon using graph theoretic measures, advised by David Liben-Nowell. And, I completed an independent study on applying electrical networks to select theoretical problems in mathematics.
I became interested in discrete or combinatorial optimization while studying abroad at Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.
I was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the nation's capital. Through my love of math, I discovered computer science in college.
I also enjoy Japanese language, and studied abroad in Japan through the Hokkaido International Foundation. Outside studying, I spend my time practicing west coast swing, and reading fantasy novels and comics, and drinking lots of tea.