# People

**Faculty**

**Boyce Griffith
**Associate Professor of Mathematics

Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied Physical Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

Computational Medicine Program

McAllister Heart Institute

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Curriculum Vitae (updated October 8, 2018)

Citations (Google Scholar)

PhD, Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 2005

BS, Computer Science, Rice University, 2000

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

**Lab Manager**

**Margaret Anne Smith
**BA, Neuroscience (Math Minor), Smith College, 2017

**Postdoctoral Researchers**

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

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2009

BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007

**Saad Qadeer**

PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 2018

BS, Mathematics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2013

**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

**David Wells**

PhD, Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 2015

MS, Applied Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 2013

BS, Applied Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 2011

BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2011

**Graduate Students**

**Laryssa Abdala**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Bryn Barker**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Jordan Brown**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Marshall Davey**

PhD student, Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

**Kirsten Giesbrecht**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Robert Hunt** (jointly advised by R. Camassa and R.M. McLaughlin)

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Charles Talbot**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Alumni
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**Postdoctoral Researchers**

**Charles Puelz**, 2017-2018

First position: Courant Instructor/Assistant Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

**Amneet Bhalla**, 2014-2016

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

Present: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University

**Vittoria Flamini**, 2011-2014

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

**Jordan Fisher**, 2011-2012

First position: Project Manager, U.S. Security and Exchange Commission

**Paul Hand**, 2009-2010

First position: Instructor, Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Present: Assistant Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Northeastern University

**Graduate Students**

**Benjamin Vadala-Roth****
**PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020

First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

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

PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020

First position: Microsoft

**Jae Ho (Mike) Lee
**PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020

First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Computational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

**Yanni Lai**

PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019

First position: Amazon

**Aaron Barrett**, 2014-2019**
**PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019

First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

**Donald Duo Zhao**, 2015

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

First position: Google

**Undergraduate Students**

**Marc Rovner**, 2018-2019**
**BS, Applied Mathematics and BS, Statistics and Analytics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019

**Raveena Kshatriya**, 2017-2018

BA, Computer Science and Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018

First position: AIG

**Elijah DeLee**, 2016-2018

BS, Applied Mathematics (with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction), UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018 (honors thesis advisee)

First position: RedHat, Inc.

**Ali Hasan**, 2015-2017

BS, Applied Mathematics (with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction), UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017 (honors thesis advisee)

First position: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Present: PhD student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

**Skyler Jones**, 2014-2016

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

First position: MD student, University of Alabama School of Medicine

**Visiting Faculty**

**Dan Yang**, 2019-2020

Associate Professor, School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

**Visiting Graduate Students**

**Jianhua Qin**, 2019-2020

PhD student, Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

**Research Rotation Students**

**Mikaela Pabon**, 2019

BS student, Department of Physics, University of West Florida

**Michael Chambers**, 2017-2018

MD student, UNC School of Medicine