Past Postdocs, Graduate Students and Undergraduates

Former Postdocs

 

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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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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

 

 

Former Undergraduate Students

 

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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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