Academic Appointments

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Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017-present.


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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015–2017.

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Göran Gustafsson Postdoctoral Fellow

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2013–2015.

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PhD Mathematics and Statistics

University of Edinburgh, 2008–2013.

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BA Mathematics

University of Pennsylvania, 2004–2008.

Other Employment

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Library Intern/Associate Leader

Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, 2004-2008.

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Senior Information Technology Advisor

College House Computing, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2006.

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Teen Leadership Assistant

Tacony Branch Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, 2000-2004.


I'm presently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to this appointment, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the same department working with Professors Markos Katsoulakis and Luc Rey-Bellet. Previously, I was a Göran Gustafsson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematics Department at KTH in Stockholm where I worked with Professor Anders Szepessy in the Numerical Analysis Group. I conducted my PhD studies under the supervision of Professor István Gyöngy, head of the research group in Probability and Stochastic Analysis, in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Edinburgh. My research lies at the emerging interface between applied probability and computational mathematics: uncertainty quantification and numerical analysis for stochastic systems.

During the 2010/2011 Edinburgh academic year I organized the School of Mathematic's PG Colloquium and the previous year I served as one of the two elected postgraduate representatives in the Graduate School.

I have a lovely wife, a son, and a daughter. Originally from Philadelphia, I graduated with a BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 where I held a Mayor's Scholarship. I'm very thankful for the help and support I received from the PENNCAP office during my studies. While attending Penn I worked for the Free Library of Philadelphia where I assisted the Office of Public Service Support in collecting data on outreach programs, managing grants, and presenting science and technology literacy programs. I also played leadership roles in Penn's Science and Technology Wing and Pi Mu Epsilon, the undergraduate mathematics society.