Bio

A native of South Carolina, I graduated in 2016 from Wofford College with degrees in Mathematics and Economics, summa cum laude. I currently live in Raleigh, NC, where I am working toward a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at NC State University under the supervision of Tim Kelley. For more specific background information, please see my CV.

My Myers–Briggs personality type, if you put stock in that sort of thing, is INTJ. Hobbies include surveying the local food scene, amateur hiking (partly to mitigate the effects of the previous), and reading about history and current events.


Research

I am interested in problems arising in numerical analysis, scientific computing, and control theory. I held an internship in remote sensing during the summer of 2015 with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC, at left). The purpose of this internship was to develop techniques of estimating underwater topography in data-poor areas. Invited back for the month of January 2016, I developed and implemented an artificial neural network in the context of this problem.

My current research is on the application of sparse grids to computational problems arising in chemistry. We use the TASMANIAN package developed by the folks at ORNL.