Wesley Hamilton

I graduated with a Ph.D. in math from UNC-Chapel Hill, where I worked with Jeremy Marzuola on spectral theory and consistency properties of graph Laplacians. I have also dabbled with problems in shape optimization, machine learning, topological data analysis, and computational biology. 

I am currently a Senior Software Developer for PTC, as part of the Core Geometry Group for the Creo CAD software. This website serves a snapshot of my prior academic life and is no longer being updated, as of Fall 2023.

Previously I worked at MathWorks on K-12 outreach initiatives, including developing professional development materials for middle and high school teachers on math modeling and technical computing. Before that I was a Wylie Assistant Professor at the University of Utah.

I was part of the MAA's Project NExT Gold '21 cohort.

Here are some of my publications and works in progress.

In Spring 2021 I was funded by and took part in SAMSI's Program on Data Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences; I was also funded by SAMSI in Fall 2019 for their deep learning program. In Fall 2020 I was funded by the UNC Graduate School as an I4 boundary spanner, collaborating with UNC affiliated non-profits to assist North Carolina communities during the COVID19 pandemic and the ensuing social and economic recovery. 

I was actively involved in the Chapel Hill Math Circle. A number of worksheets I and my colleagues have written are being collected into a book.

I have organized festival appearances for SIAM as member of the SIAM Education Committee. Most recently I organized the SIAM booth and invited speakers for the (virtual) 2021 National Math Festival.

I co-organized a second iteration of the Workshop for Inclusive Teaching Practices, online in 2021 due to COVID.

I was inducted into UNC's Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Honor Society (FPGGPHS) at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Here are a number of conferences I've attended, or will attend. If you know me (or otherwise) and would like to meet up, feel free to reach out!

If you'd like to get into contact with me, please fill out this google form.

Here is my CV as of 06/2021.