I work in Algebraic Geometry, in particular I am interested in derived categories and the Grothendieck ring of varieties, with applications in Birational Geometry, singularities and Algebraic K-theory.

In 2020-2023 my work on derived categories of singularities is supported by an EPSRC grant Derived categories and algebraic K-theory of singularities. Here is the mathematical content of the proposal: pdf.

A short presentation of singularities and my work for a general mathematical audience: slides.

Previous positions

I obtained my MSc degree in Saint-Petersburg in 2005 and defended my PhD in June 2011 under the supervision of Andrei Suslin at Northwestern University.

During the academic years 2011-13 I was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, University of Bonn, the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics and the University of Mainz.

In 2013-14 I was a Whittaker postdoc at the University of Edinburgh.


I currently teach MAS114 Numbers and Groups Semester 2 and MAS220 Algebra in Semester 2.


I am the organizer of the Staff-Student forum at the School of Mathematics. If you are a current student, please free to get in touch about that.