**I am an assistant professor of theoretical physics at Purdue University. I am **interested in quantum field theory, string theory, black hole physics, and quantum information theory.

## Appointments

Purdue University, Fall 2019

Institute for Advanced Study, 2018-2019

**Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Theoretical Physics**

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015-2018

**Visiting Scholar, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics**

Stanford University, 2013-2014

**Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy**

University of British Columbia, 2012-2013

## Education

**Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, **McGill University, 2008-2012

**M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, **McGill University, 2006-2008

**B.Sc. Physics, **Sharif University of Technology, 2003-2006

**The current focus of my research is the study of non-perturbative phenomena in quantum field theory and gravity through the lens of quantum information theory.**

In the past, I have worked on

- Algebraic methods in quantum field theory: Modular theory and its applications
- Eigenstate Thermalization hypothesis in quantum field theory
- The emergence of space in holography
- Fast scrambling and black holes
- Quantum gravity in three dimensional spacetimes

**Publications**

Recent Recorded Talks

- “Constraining Quantum Field Theories using Modular Theory” Institute for Advanced Study, December 2018
- “Towards a “hydrodynamic” approach to density matrices in quantum chaotic systems” Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, March 2017
- “Eigenstate Thermalization in Conformal Field Theories” Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, December 2016
- “Quantum Relative Entropy” Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, February 2016
- “Quantum Fisher Metric in Field Theory and Gravity” Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, August 2015
- “The Information-Theoretic Interpretation of the Length of a Curve” Quantum Information Processing conference, March 2015