My research is grounded in random matrix theory, though I am very interested in the connections between RMT and number theory, probability, combinatorics and beyond.
My PhD was titled Generalized moments of characteristic polynomials of random matrices. There exists a philosophy (see Montgomery-Dyson, Keating-Snaith, Katz-Sarnak etc) that characteristic polynomials of certain types of matrices share properties with certain number theoretic functions, for example the Riemann zeta function. My work is often inspired by trying to further our understanding of this apparent connection.
In particular, my recent research has focussed on 'moments of moments' - averaging characteristic polynomials over two natural spaces. This perspective reveals connections between integrable systems, Painlevé, combinatorics, and branching structures.
Below is a list of my publications.