My research interests are mostly in enumerative and algebraic combinatorics. I work on problems involving permutations, pattern avoidance, bijections, generating functions, lattice paths and Young tableaux. Lately I have also become interested in applications to dynamical systems (using permutations to distinguish between determinism and randomness) and mathematical biology (modeling chromosomal instability in cancer cells using combinatorial and probabilistic tools).
I grew up in Barcelona, where I went to Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya as an undergraduate. After getting my Ph.D. from MIT, supervised by Richard Stanley, I spent a year at MSRI as a postdoc, before coming to Dartmouth. I am also the House Professor of East Wheelock House, and I like playing the piano, playing soccer, and traveling.