# Dave Jensen

Biography

I am an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Kentucky. I received my PhD from the University of Texas in 2010, under the direction of Sean Keel. After that, I spent three years at Stony Brook University as a postdoc in the algebraic geometry group, and a year at Yale working on tropical geometry.

I am primarily interested in the geometry of algebraic curves and how they vary in moduli. To study these objects, I use tools from birationaly geometry, geometric invariant theory, and tropical geometry.