Teaching

Current Teaching

  • M 430: Mathematical Biology, Spring 2016
  • M 545: Partial Differential Equations II, Spring 2016

Previous Teaching

Mentoring

2013 REU Crime Group

In 2013, I co-advised an REU group with James von Brecht of four undergraduate students at UCLA as part of the California Research Training Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics. The crime modeling group members were, from left to right, Beatrice Siercke (UCLA), myself, James von Brecht (UCLA), Kun Dong (UCLA), Matthew Wilber (Harvey Mudd), and Yunbai Cao (UCLA). We used stochastic differential equations to model the seasonal variations in crime. A journal article has been submitted.

2012 REU Crime Group

During the summer of 2012, I co-advised an REU group of three undergraduate students at UCLA as part of the California Research Training Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics. The crime modeling group members were, from left to right in the picture, Daniel Yazdi (UCLA), Jonah Breslau (Pomona), myself, Sorathan Chaturapruek (Harvey Mudd), and Professor Theodore Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie). We studied a crime hotspot model where the criminals moved according to a Levy flight instead of a random walk. The work from this program has been published in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics and has been featured in a SIAM Nugget.