#### At a glance...

*Once upon a time*, I went to school to be an engineer.

Now I combine all three areas by working on numerical methods for PDEs.

#### Research interests

I have a broad range of interests within numerical PDEs, from analysis to software development and implementation.

Specifically, I am interested in **finite element** methods, **integral
equation** methods, and the strategic **combination** of the two.
Recently, I have also been working with ** fast direct solvers** and high performance computing.

I have written software in **Python, C/C++, Fortran90,** and **Matlab**, and using **OpenMP** and **MPI.**

### Education

###### University of Illinois *Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA*

- Dissertation
*High-order hybrid numerical methods using Green's functions and finite elements*

- 2010 College of Engineering Carver Fellow
- 2011 and 2012 Computational Science & Engineering Fellow

###### University of Oklahoma * Norman, OK, USA*

*summa cum laude*

- 2007-2008 Outstanding Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering
- Member, Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma

### Teaching

###### University of Illinois * Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA*

- TAM 335, Introductory Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2014
- Instructor of 3 lab sections
- Named to the Fall 2014 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students"
- CS 555, Numerical Methods for PDEs, Spring 2015
- CS 556, Iterative and Multigrid Methods, Fall 2016

###### University of Oklahoma * Norman, OK, USA*

- Peer tutor, 2007-2009

#### And just for fun...

I love music and play the flute and piano (though I'm much better at the flute).

I competed on my high school's Calculator Applications team. The competition involved a timed test meant to assess both mathematical knowledge and skill in using a calculator. To be successful you had to be fast, which meant having a calculator that worked in reverse Polish notation. This is how I became devoted to my beloved HP-32SII, and a fan of HP scientific calculators in general. (And no, HP is not paying me to write this.) Long live the upper left ENTER bar!