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 This website serves a snapshot of my prior academic life and is no longer being updated, as of Fall 2023.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 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!