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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

Lianxia (Michael) Li
PhD, University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming, 2023
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2021
PhD, Hydraulics and River Engineering, Sichuan University, 2007
BEng, Water Conservancy and Hydro-Power Engineering, Zhengzhou University, 2002

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, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Bryn Barker
PhD student, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Marshall Davey
PhD student, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Michael Facci
PhD student, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Kirsten Giesbrecht
PhD student, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Cole Gruninger
PhD student, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Masod Sadipour
PhD student, Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Talbot
PhD student, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Edward Terrell
PhD student, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Undergraduate Students

Paul Ahern
BA student, Exercise and Sports Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Akash Bhowmik
BS student, Mathematics and BSPH student, Biostatistics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Sophie Liu
BS student, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Nicholas Mann
BS student, Mathematics and Statistics and Analytics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Anh Nguyen
BS student, Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Preetam Tanikella
BS student, Biostatistics and Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill

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 Scientific Computing, 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, Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine and Lecturer, Department of Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research, Rice University

Amneet Bhalla, 2014-2016
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Numerical Algorithms Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Present: Associate 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: Models Architect, European Food Safety Authority and Visiting Research Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University

Jordan Fisher, 2011-2012
First position: Project Manager, U.S. Security and Exchange Commission
Present: Co-founder and CEO, Standard AI

Paul Hand, 2009-2010
First position: Instructor, Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Present: Associate Professor 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