Past Postdocs, Graduate Students and Undergraduates

Former Postdocs


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N. Benjamin Erichson (2017-2018 with Steven L. Brunton)


Research Area: Machine learning, randomized linear algebra, computer vision, data science

PhD 2017 - Statistics - St. Andrews (Advisor - Carl Donovan)
Thesis - Randomness as a computational strategy: On matrix and tensor decompositions



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Mahmut Bagci (2017-2018)


Research Area: Numerical Methods, Nonlinear Optics, Nonlinear Evolution Equations

PhD 2016 - Mathematical Engineering - Istanbul Technical University (Advisors - Nalan Antar & Ilkay Bakirtas)
Thesis - Fundamental Lattice Solitons in Davey Stewartson Equations



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Niall Mangan (2016-2017)


Research Area: Systems Biology, Energy Systems, Photovoltaics

PhD 2013 - Systems Biology - Harvard (Advisor - Michael Brenner)
Thesis - Organization and diffusion in biological and material fabrication problems



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Pedro Maia (2014-2017)


Research Area: Computational Neuroscience, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Decision Making

PhD 2014 - Applied Mathematics - Washington (Advisor - J. Nathan Kutz)
Thesis - Mathematical modeling of focal axonal swellings arising in traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases



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Namiko Saito (2014-2015)


Research Area: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finance, Data Science & Methods

PhD 2014 - Aerospace Engineering - California Institute of Technology (Advisor - Dale Pullin)
Thesis - Large-eddy simulations of fully developed turbulent channel and pipe flows with smooth and rough walls



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Bingni Brunton (2012-2014 with Tom Daniel)


Research Area: Computational Neuroscience, Data Science & Methods

PhD 2012 - Neuroscience - Princeton (Advisor - Carlos Brody)
Thesis - Optimal accumulation of evidence for decision-making in rats and humans



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Steven L. Brunton (2012-2014)


Research Area: Adaptive Control, Fluid Dynamics, Data Science & Methods

PhD 2012 - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - Princeton (Advisor - Clarence Rowley)
Thesis - Unsteady aerodynamic models for agile flight at low Reynolds numbers



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Ido Bright (2011-2014)


Research Area: Compressive Sensing, Data Science & Methods

PhD 2011 - Mathematics - Weizman Institute of Science (Advisor - Zvi Artstein)
Thesis - Averaging Ordinary Differential Equations



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Eli Shlizerman (2009-2012)


Research Area: Data Science & Methods, Computational Neuroscience

PhD 2009 - Mathematics - Weizman Institute of Science (Advisor - Vered Rom-Kedar)
Thesis - Classification of Chaos in Near-integrable Infinite Dimensional Hamiltonian Systems



Former Graduate Students


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Krithika Manohar (PhD 2018 with Steven L. Brunton)


Thesis - Data-driven sensor placement methods



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Charles DeLahunt (PhD 2017 - Electrical Engineering)


Thesis - Smart as a Bug: A Computational Model of Learning in the Moth Olfactory Network, with Applications to Neural Nets



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James Kunert (PhD 2016 - Physics)


Thesis - Functionality, Robustness and Control of Nonlinear Network Dynamics: Modeling and Understanding the C. elegans Connectome



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Bethany Lusch (PhD 2016)


Thesis - Machine learning and data decompositions for complex networked dynamical systems



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Susanna Sargsyan (PhD 2016)


Thesis - Dimensionality hyper-reduction and machine learning for dynamical systems with varying parameters



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Xing Fu (PhD 2014)


Thesis - Integrating Data-Driven Methods in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Control, Sparsity and Machine Learning



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Mikala Johnson (PhD 2014)


Thesis - Self-Optimizing Metamaterial Antennas



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Pedro Maia (PhD 2014)


Thesis - Mathematical modeling of focal axonal swellings arising in traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases



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Jacob Grosek (PhD 2013)


Thesis - Robust Real-Time Image Processing Through Dynamic Mode Decomposition



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Matthew Williams (PhD 2012)


Thesis - Exploiting Low Dimensionality in Nonlinear Optics and Other Physical Systems



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Edwin Ding (PhD 2011)


Thesis - Modeling high-energy temporal and spatial mode-locking



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Brandon Bale (PhD 2008)


Thesis - Modeling the stability and dynamics in mode-locked fiber lasers



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Edward Farnum (PhD 2005)


Thesis - Stability and Dynamics of Solitary Waves in Nonlinear Optical Materials



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Sarah Hewitt (PhD 2004)


Thesis - Dynamics and Stability of Periodic Spatial Patterns in the Optical Parametric Oscillator



Former Graduate visiting PhD Students


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N. Benjamin Erichson (St. Andrews University, Scotland, UK)


PhD 2017 (Expected)
Research Area: Statistics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision
Visit: Spring 2016 - Fall 2016



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Jorge Ramos (National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Guadalajara)


PhD 2017 (Expected)
Research Area: Power grids, dynamic mode decomposition, dynamical systems, machine learning
Visit: Spring 2016 - Fall 2016



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Lucas Stolerman (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


PhD 2017 (Expected)
Research Area: Epidemiology, data methods, dynamical systems
Visit: Fall 2016



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Thomas Baumeister (Technical University Munich)


Research Area: Scientific Computing, Machine Learning
Visit: Spring 2017 - Fall 2017



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Xianting Zhang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)


Research Area: Mode-Locked Lasers and Frequency Combs
Visit: Spring 2018 - Summer 2018



Former Undergraduate Students


A98-S01 Brandon Bale (ACMS and Mary Gates Fellow)
S99-S01 Derek Bentsen (ACMS and Mary Gates Fellow)
S00-S01 Kristin Spaulding (ACMS and Mary Gates Fellow)
Honors Thesis: Modelocking in an optical fiber ring lasers
A00-S02 Brandon Warner (ACMS)
W01-S02 Matthew Patterson (ACMS and Mary Gates Fellow)
Honors Thesis: Coupled Multi-species Bose-Einstein Condensates in Generalized Periodic Potentials
A01-Su02 Jennifer O'Neil (ACMS and Mary Gates Fellow)
Honors Thesis: Pulse Dynamics in Actively Modelocking Fiber Optic Lasers
W02-A02 Dutch Meyer (ACMS)
A00-S03 Karen Intrachat (ACMS and Mary Gates Fellow)
W03-S03 Noel Fitzgerald (ACMS/Chemistry and Mary Gates Fellow)
Honors Thesis: Laser-Induced Plasmas: Dynamics in Air
W03-S04 Leslie Butson (ACMS)
A03-S06 Joshua Proctor (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and English and Mary Gates Fellow)
S04-Su05 Braxton Osting (Mathematics and Mary Gates Fellow)
Honors Thesis: Stability and dynamics of transverse field structures in the optical parametric oscillator near resonance detuning
S05-Su06 N. Hawk Berry (Physics and Mary Gates Fellow)
S04-S07 Kimberlee Shish (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and Mary Gates Fellow)
W06-S07 Joel Nishimura (Mathematics and Mary Gates Fellow)
Honors Thesis: Stability and interactions of transverse field structures in optical parametric oscillators
S07-S08 Jonathan Tu (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and Mathematics and Mary Gates Fellow)
S07-S08 Hannah Hedeen (Electrical Engineering and Mary Gates Fellow)
S07-S08 Beth Carey (Civil Engineering)
S07-Sp10 Colin McGrath (ACMS and Physics)
S08-Sp10 Simon Hachey (Mathematics and Mary Gates Fellow)
Sp09-S09 Namiko Saito (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering)
Sp10-S10 Eugenia Prezhdo (ACMS)
Sp11-Sp12 Andrew Scott Barr (ACMS)
S11-Sp12 Barok Yemane (Physics and ACMS)
S11-Sp12 Victor Esquivel (ACMS)
W12-Sp12 Chad Keeney (Physics)
Sp11-A12 Ian Talarico (Computer Science and Engineering)
Sp13-Sp15 Jordan Mann (Statistics - Harvard)
A12-Sp13 Nikhat Dharani (Applied Mathematics- Harvard)
Sp15 Edward Rusu (ACMS)
Sp15-Su15 Bryan Fuh (Physics)



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Jake Weholt (ACMS)


Spring 2015 - Winter 2016



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Samantha Larson (ACMS)


Winter 2015 - Summer 2015



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Megan Morrison (Mathematics, Western Washington U)


Summer 2015 - Summer 2016



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Roy Taylor (Aeronatical & Astronautical Engineering)


Winter 2015 - Summer 2016



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Xiao Wang (Computer Science)


Spring 2016 - Summer 2016



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Trent Nivala (ACMS)


Spring 2016 - Summer 2017



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Taren Gorman (Physics)


Spring 2017 - Fall 2017
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