My research interests are in building Agent Based Models (ABM) and visualization techniques for such models.
- Models of Malaria, specifically, have been published since 1908 starting with Sir Ronald Ross. A lot of these models are mathematical models which cannot as easily model certain interactions. For example, interactions between the environment and mosquitos. A history of Malaria modeling can be found here. I am interested in creating an ABM to model Malaria to be able to take into account interactions that are glossed over in mathematical models.
- Influenza infects tens of millions of Americans yearly. Using compartmental models researchers can try to model ways to prevent infections through drugs and vaccinations. I am interested in creating mathematical models of influenza that I can use to build ABMs of influenza.
- ABMs can also be much more visual than mathematical models. While they run, they can produce a video of the agents in a world moving and interacting, as well as produce graphs of important data at each time step in the model. I am interested in being able to run ABMs in a three-dimensional world that a user could move through to view as it is running.
- Recently I have been interested in high performance Python, specifically using Numba. I have done two studies which can be found here and here!
- BS, Physics with Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) minor, August 2014 – Present
Michigan State University, Michigan, United States