I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Mathematics Department since 2014 and a von Neumann Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies during the academic year 2017-2018. My research is primarily in algebraic combinatorics with connections to representation theory, statistical mechanics and probability, computational complexity theory.
I obtained my PhD (math, 2011) at Harvard under Professor Richard Stanley from MIT. Afterwards, I was an Assistant Adjunct Professor and Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA.

Contact information:

Campus address:
        David Rittenhouse Laboratory 4N59
Mailing address:
        UPenn Mathematics Department,
        209 South 33rd St,
        Philadelphia, PA 19104
E-mail:     panova at math dot upenn dot edu