# People

**Faculty**

**Boyce Griffith
**Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Physical Sciences

Associate Chair for Research, Department of Mathematics

Member, Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, Computational Medicine Program, and McAllister Heart Institute

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

**Research Scientist**

**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

**Postdoctoral Research Associates**

**Qi Sun**

PhD, Mathematics, University of Houston, 2022

MS, Applied Mathematics, University of Houston, 2018

BS, Computational Mathematics, University of Jinan, 2015

**Graduate Students**

**Laryssa Abdala**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Bryn Barker**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Marshall Davey**

PhD student, Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

**Michael Facci**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Kirsten Giesbrecht**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Cole Gruninger**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Charles Talbot**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Edward Terrell**

PhD student, Department of Mathematics

**Alumni
**

**Postdoctoral Research Associates**

**Simone Rossi**, 2016-2022

First position: 3D Software Engineer, Align Technology, Inc.

**Ebrahim (Amin) Kolahdouz**, 2015-2021

First position: Associate Research Scientist, Center for Computational Biology, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation

**Saad Qadeer**, 2018-2020

First position: Distinguished Fellow in Computational Mathematics, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

**Charles Puelz**, 2017-2018

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

Present: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Baylor College of Medicine

**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

Present: Industry Associate 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

Present: Founder and CEO, Standard Cognition

**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**

**Jordan Brown**

PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2023

First position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Belmont University

**Keon Kim**

PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2023

First position: Peter O’Donnell, Jr., Postdoctoral Fellow, Oden Institute, University of Texas at Austin

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

PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2021

First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering, Brown University

**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****
**PhD, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019

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

**Donald Duo Zhao** (jointly advised by J. F. Prins)

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

First position: Google

**Undergraduate Students**

**Thomas Whitehead**, 2019-2020

BS, Mathematics and Statistics and Analytics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020 (honor thesis advisee)

First position: PhD student, Statistics and Data Science, Cornell University

**Ryan Armstrong**, 2019-2020

BS, Physics and Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020 (honor thesis advisee)

First position: Epic Systems

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

First position: LexisNexis

**Raveena Kshatriya**, 2017-2018

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

First position: AIG

**Elijah DeLee**, 2016-2018

BS, Applied Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018 (honors thesis advisee)

First position: RedHat, Inc.

**Ali Hasan**, 2015-2017

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

First position: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

**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