# People

**Faculty**

**Boyce Griffith
**Associate Professor of Mathematics

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Member, Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

Member, McAllister Heart Institute

Curriculum Vitae (updated May 24, 2017)

Citations (Google Scholar)

PhD, Mathematics, New York University, 2005

BS, Computer Science, Rice University, 2000

BA, Mathematics and Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 2000

Hometown: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

**Postdoctoral Researchers**

**Ebrahim (Amin) Kolahdouz
**PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Buffalo, 2015

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2009

BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007

Hometown: Isfahan, Iran

**Charles Puelz**

PhD, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 2017

MA, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 2013

BA, Mathematics and Physics, Wesleyan University, 2011

**Simone Rossi**

PhD, Computational and Applied Mathematics, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and Instituto Superior Técnico, 2014

Laurea Magistrale, Physics – Geophysics, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2009

Laurea Triennale, Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 2007

**Graduate Students**

**Aaron Barrett
**PhD student, Department of Mathematics

BS, Mathematics, Tulane University, 2014

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

**Michael Chambers**

MD student, UNC School of Medicine

BS, Biophysics and Mathematics, Wake Forest University, 2013

**Fuhui Fang **(jointly advised with M.G. Forest)

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

BS, Applied Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016

**Yanni Lai**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Jae Ho (Mike) Lee
**PhD student, Department of Mathematics

Intern, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013-2014

BA, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

Hometown: South Korea/California

**Charles Talbot**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

Master’s of Mathematical Sciences, Computational Sciences, Ohio State University, 2013

BS, Mathematics and Physics, University of Connecticut, 2011

**Benjamin Vadala-Roth
**PhD student, Department of Mathematics

BA, Mathematics, Boston University, 2014

Hometown: Westborough, Massachusetts

**Undergraduate Students**

**Elijah DeLee**

BS student, Applied Mathematics

**Raveena Kshatriya**

BA student, Computer Science and Mathematics

**Alumni**

**Postdoctoral Researchers
**

**Amneet Bhalla**, 2014-2016

Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Numerical Algorithms Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

**Vittoria Flamini**, 2011-2014

Present: Industry Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

**Jordan Fisher**, 2011-2012

Present: Project Manager, U.S. Security and Exchange Commission

**Paul Hand**, 2009-2010

Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University

**Graduate Students
**

**Donald Duo Zhao**, 2015

MS, Computer Science and Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2015

Present: Software Engineer, Google

**Undergraduate Students
**

**Ali Hasan**, 2015-2017

BS, Applied Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017 (honors thesis advisee)

Present: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

**Skyler Jones**, 2014-2016

BS, Mathematics and BA, Communication Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017

Present: MD student, University of Alabama School of Medicine