# Bio

I am a fifth-year PhD student at the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) at Stanford University, where I work with Lexing Ying. My research is focused on fast algorithms for scientific computing, in particular fast linear algebra based on data-sparse representations of rank-structured matrices that arise from physical problems in 2D or 3D.

More broadly, my interests include:

- numerical linear algebra
- numerical optimization
- signal processing
- spectral graph theory
- high-performance computing

Previously, I did my undergraduate work in mathematics and electrical engineering at Tufts University, where my advisors were Scott MacLachlan and Douglas Preis.

My funding is generously provided by the Department of Energy through the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship program (CSGF). Through them, I have had the opportunity to work at a number of DOE research laboratories:

- Argonne National Laboratory (summer 2010 with the PETSc team)
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (summer 2012 with the computational mathematics group through the Cyber Defenders program)
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (summer 2014 with ANAG)