# Dr Jared ONGARO

## School of Mathematics

University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus

Riverside Drive, 30197-00100Nairobi, Kenya

** lastname@uonbi.ac.ke**

University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus

Riverside Drive, 30197-00100Nairobi, Kenya

** lastname@uonbi.ac.ke**

**Here is the beginning of the story....**

I am a graduate of NHS, a boarding high school in Nyamira County, Kenya. I had both my Bachelor and Master of Science in Mathematics degrees at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

I worked with Ramadas Ramakrishnan, Research Scientist at the International Center for Theoretical Physics, ICTP, Trieste - Italy during the pre-Doctoral Programme in Mathematics in the years 2009/2010. Then I joined the School of Mathematics at the College of Biological and Physical Sciences of the University of Nairobi in Kenya as Tutorial Fellow.

My research interests are in enumerative algebraic geometry: I am more attracted with combinatorics and representation theory methods in algebraic geometry. I worked for my PhD with Boris Shapiro and Rikard BĂ¸gvad both of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Stockholm. My doctoral thesis is about Gromov-Witten invariants of the complex projective line, in particular Hurwitz numbers. Currently, am a postdoctal research fellow at Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford getting induced by Balazs Szendroi into Donaldson-Thomas theory and combinatorics of Hilbert schemes of points on surfaces, plus more Gromov-Witten theory with Paul Johnson at Shelfield.