Boyce Griffith
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Member, McAllister Heart Institute
Curriculum Vitae (updated 2016/Nov/7), 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
When not working on applications and extensions of IBAMR, Boyce spends most of his time chasing after his three-year old son. Every now and then, Boyce breaks out his Jerome Callet Superchops trumpet and Kanstul 1525 flugelhorm.

Postdoctoral Researchers

amneetAmneet Pal Singh Bhalla
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2013
MTech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2009
BTech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2008
Hometown: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Amneet works on numerical method and solver development for fluid-structure interaction involving both rigid and elastic bodies, methods for simulating soft tissue failure, and cardiovascular applications. In his free time, Amneet likes to watch documentaries and follow global politics.

aminEbrahim (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
Amin works on sharp-interface methods for fluid-solid interaction and image-based models of cardiac electro-mechanical coupling. He also likes reading about topics in cognitive sciences, poetry, and making music and short films.

Graduate Students

Aaron Barrett
PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, 2014-present
BS, Mathematics, Tulane University, 2014
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Aaron works on numerical methods for simulating complex fluids and on modeling cellular dynamics. Aaron also has extensively studied the subfield of harmonic analysis dubbed ‘punk rock’, and travels the US trying to find out what DIY music really means.

mikeJae Ho (Mike) Lee
PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, 2014-present
Intern, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013-2014
BA, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Hometown: South Korea/California
Mike is developing methods and models for simulating in vitro models of cardiac fluid dynamics that can be used both for verification/validation studies and also for medical device design applications. In his spare time, Mike likes to play basketball, volleyball, football, work out, and play guitar.

mohammadMohammad Manzari
PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, 2015-present
MS, Mathematics, New York University, 2015
BA, Economics (Mathematics minor), University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
Hometown: Washington, DC
Mohammad is interested in numerical methods for solving partial differential equations, as well as cardiovascular fluid mechanics. In his free time, Mohammad enjoys camping, photography, and trying new foods. 

Benjamin Vadala-Roth
PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, 2014-present
BA, Mathematics, Boston University, 2014
Hometown: Westborough, Massachusetts
Ben is always engaged in cardiovascular research. Ben also experiments with various levels of pizza intake and records the corresponding effect it has on long-distance running.

Undergraduate Students

Ali Hasan
BS, Mathematics (Applied Mathematics), expected in 2017
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Ali is interested in using tech to alleviate poverty, and anything related to Poisson interpolation. When not interpolating stuff, Ali likes to play rock n roll shows with his friends and eat tacos.

skylerSkyler Jones
BS, Mathematics and BA, Communications, expected in 2017
Hometown: Gardendale, Alabama
Skyler is helping to develop image-based models of the heart and vasculature. Skyler also likes to lift weights, play basketball, and sleep.


Vittoria Flamini, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-2014
Present position: Industry Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

Paul Hand, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2009-2010
Present position: Assistant Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University