I completed my PhD at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012, studying critical dynamics in complex networks under Juan G. Restrepo. Generally, I am interested in the development of mathematical and statistical methods to understand complex processes on complex networks. This includes the dynamics of human populations, environment, economics, education, health, and disease. My personal belief is that the next 50 years will see enormous advances generated at the interface of mathematics, genetics, neuroscience and medicine.
I currently work with Caroline Buckee and Aaron Clauset on the development of robust and principled methods to understand genetic recombination among a subset of genes of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes a majority of malaria deaths each year. Our hope is to leverage advances in the growing field of network science to better understand both antigenic and pathological characteristics of P. falciparum, and to pave the way for other researchers to use such tools to understand other parasites.