Current group members


Name Position Institution Project/thesis focus
Xuesong Bai

(jointly advised w/ Elena Cherkaev)

PhD candidate, Mathematics
(expected Spring 2022)
University of Utah fractional PDEs, inverse problems, optimization, numerical algorithms
Dihan Dai

(jointly advised w/ Yekaterina Epshteyn)

PhD candidate, Mathematics
(expected Spring 2022)
University of Utah Numerical methods for hyperbolic equations under uncertainty, structure-preserving function approximation via optimization
Zexin Liu PhD candidate, Mathematics
(expected Spring 2022)
University of Utah uncertainty quantification, cardiac biomedical applications, orthogonal polynomials
Ryleigh Moore PhD candidate, Mathematics
(expected Spring 2022)
University of Utah numerical methods for partial and stochastic differential equations
Yiming Xu

(jointly advised w/ Tom Alberts)

PhD candidate, Mathematics
(expected Spring 2022)
University of Utah high-dimensional probability and approximation, statistical learning, multifidelity methods
Vidhi Zala

(jointly advised w/ Mike Kirby)

PhD candidate, Computing
(Expected December 2021)
University of Utah convex optimization, structure-preserving function approximation, numerical methods for PDEs
Vahid Keshavarzzadeh

(jointly advised w/ Mike Kirby)

Postdoctoral Scholar, SCI Institute
2017-present
University of Utah computational mechanics, high-dimensional quadrature, uncertainty quantification, multifidelity algorithms
Jarom Hogue

(jointly advised w/ Mike Kirby)

Postdoctoral Scholar, SCI Institute
2020-present
University of Utah deep learning, large-scale numerical linear algebra


Group alumni


Name Current position Degree/Position Institution Project/thesis focus
Jacia Abplanalp Data analysis internship at Zions Bank BS Mathematics
May 2021
University of Utah graph spectral clustering
Vignesh Iyer Graduate student at UC Irvine BS, Mathematics
May 2021
University of Utah numerical methods for spatial fractional PDEs
Erin Linebarger Research scientist, Neya Systems PhD, Mathematics
May 2020
University of Utah robotics path planning and decision-making
Jiahua Jiang Assistant Professor, ShanghaiTech University PhD, Engineering and Applied Science
May 2018
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth reduced order modeling, uncertainty quantification
Mani Razi

(jointly advised w/ Mike Kirby)

Senior quantitative risk analyst, USAA Postdoctoral Scholar, SCI Institute
2016-2019
University of Utah multifidelity methods, uncertainty quantification
Gurpartap Bhatti Software engineer, Navitaire BS Mathematics
December 2018
University of Utah sparse approximation, dynamical systems