Academics
My graduate studies have focused on numerical methods, particularly optimal transport, differential equations, and the techniques used to approximate their solutions. I reinforced this background with courses in image processing and nonlinear optimization. I also studied combinatorics, analysis, abstract algebra, and probability.
My undergraduate studies ranged widely. In addition to my mathematics classes, I did extensive coursework in symbolic logic and the history and philosophy of science. I rounded these out with a bit of physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and chemistry.
Education
- Georgia Institute of Technology. Ph.D. student in the School of Mathematics 2012 - present. Ph.D. candidate since 2015.
- Western Michigan University. Undergraduate, 2009 - 2012. B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy. Graduated summa cum laude.
Academic Awards
- John R. Festa Fellowship. Georgia Institute of Technology School of Mathematics. 2015 award recipient.
- Best S-STEM Fellow. Georgia Institute of Technology School of Mathematics. 2014 award co-recipient.
- S-STEM Fellowship. Georgia Institute of Technology School of Mathematics. 2012 - 2014 recipient.
- Presidential Scholar. Western Michigan University Department of Philosophy. 2011 recipient.
Academic Honors
- Phi Beta Kappa society. Member since 2012.
- Pi Mu Epsilon honorary national mathematics society. Member since 2009. Michigan Epsilon Chapter president 2012.
- Phi Kappa Phi honors society. Member since 2009.
- Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University. Member 2009 - 2012.
Academic Presentations
- “Why Attend Graduate School?” Georgia Institute of Technology / AMS Chapter undergraduate outreach program. Ongoing series.
- “National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.” Professional development course. Panelist. September 2016.
- “Getting involved: AMS local chapter, AMS Club, GT SIAM Student Chapter, High School Math competitions, Outreach efforts at SoM.” Professional development panel discussion. August 2016.
- “Getting your SOM PhD: The Long View.” Graduate student orientation panel discussion. August 2016.
- “Tips for classroom teaching.” Graduate student orientation panel discussion. August 2016.
- “What can you do with a math degree (besides teach)?” Georgia Institute of Technology High School Mathematics Competition talk. March 2016.
- “Graduate school at the SOM.” Visiting Students Day panel discussion. February 2015.
- “Graduate school information.” Panel discussion. October 2014.
- “AMS local Chapter, SIAM Club, HS Math competitions, Club Math (undergrad), and organizing seminars.” Panelist. Professional Development panel discussion. September 2014.
- “Choosing your research topic.” Georgia Institute of Technology AMS Club seminar talk, April 2014.
- “Web design workshop.” Western Michigan University Math Club seminar talk. November 2011.
Academic Service
- Reviewer. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis. 2017 - present.
- Provostâ€™s Fund for Excellence in Graduate Studies. Obtained funding for Georgia Institute of Technology School of Mathematics / American Mathematical Society undergraduate outreach program to encourage careers in mathematics at regional colleges traditionally serving female and minority students. Grant awarded Spring 2015.
- School of Mathematics tea time and social hour. Founder and “math department social director.”
- American Mathematical Society graduate chapter. Co-founder and chapter president. 2013 - 2016.
- Georgia Institute of Technology High School Mathematics Competition. Volunteer. Spring 2013, 2016.
- AMS Club seminar. Organizer. Spring 2014.
- Research Horizons seminar. Organizer, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014.
Graduate Coursework in Mathematics
- Advanced Linear Algebra.
- Algebra I.
- Real Analysis I.
- Special Problems (Research Horizons Seminar).
- Algebra II.
- Complex Analysis.
- Real Analysis II.
- Combinatorics.
- Special Problems (Optimal Transport and Distance-Based Analysis).
- Special Problems (Algebraic Topology).
- Probability I.
- Ordinary Differential Equations I.
- Partial Differential Equations I.
- Iterative Methods for Systems of Equations.
- Ordinary Differential Equations II.
- Introduction to Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.
- Advanced Computer Vision and Image Processing using PDEs and Active Contours.
- Nonlinear Optimization.