Graduate students and postdocs at Purdue:

I am recruiting -- my group works on diverse applications in complex biological and social systems, and we draw on a range of mathematical approaches, including agent-based, continuum, and data-driven modeling, topological techniques, simulations, and analysis. If you are interested in our research or would like to learn more, I encourage you to send me an email. I am happy to hear about your interests and chat further. More generally, I am looking forward to meeting more of the graduate students in Purdue Mathematics and Purdue Biomedical Engineering -- you are welcome to stop by my office (MATH 610) or email me, whether to chat about research or just say hello.

Prospective graduate students and postdocs interested in applying to Purdue:

Instructions for how to apply to Purdue's PhD program in mathematics are provided here. If you are interested in working with me, I recommend mentioning my name in your cover letter or personal statement. I can mentor students through mathematics, biomedical engineering, PULSe (an interdisciplinary life-science program with a rotation structure), and/or CIGP. If you are a prospective PhD student or postdoc who would like to chat about possibly pursuing a NSF GRFP, NSF MSPRF, or other fellowship with me (see this page and note that many of these have early fall deadlines), please reach out by email. If you are considering an offer from Purdue and would like to get a sense of my mentorship style, please email. If we will be attending the same conference, I am happy to chat informally in person (see my upcoming activities; for example, I'll be attending the 2024 SIAM Annual Meeting).

Undergraduate students at Purdue:

I expect to have multidisciplinary projects available for team-minded students in math, computer science, data science, or public science (see flyers below) starting in Spring 2025, but am not currently recruiting undergraduate researchers. If you are interested in future projects, I encourage you to email me in early Fall 2024. My past undergraduate mentees span a range of majors, including math, computer science, biology, and engineering, and many of them were first-time researchers (and freshmen) when they joined my group -- I know research can seem intimidating at first, but it's all about drive and interest, and I'll be here to guide you. I am looking for students who would like to continue the same project for more than one semester. Academic-year opportunities can be for funding (including work study) or course credit (through MA 49000), and summer funding may be available.

If you are interested in one of the research opportunities below (mathematics with applications to plant biology, developmental biology, or social science), please email me and include:

  • an unofficial transcript
  • your CV or resume
  • your programming experience (including specific languages) and other relevant experience
  • a paragraph about about what building an inclusive, diverse research community means to you
Composing emails when reaching out to new people is sometimes stressful, and the resources here and here include guidance and examples for contacting mentors about research.