# BACKGROUND INFORMATION

## Employment:

## Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

- Associate Professor of Mathematics, July 2018-present
- Family Medical Leave, Fall 2015 and Spring 2018
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics, July 2010-June 2018
## Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Research Scientist, September 2007-June 2010

## Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill

Postdoctoral Fellow, June 2006-June 2007

## Awards and grants:

## Collaborative research: Diffusion of foreign particles in complex fluids

with Scott A. McKinley, (2014-2018), NSF-DMS 14112998

## Passive and active suspensions in complex fluids

Collaborative Grants for Mathematicians, Simons Foundation (2014), PI. Award 317887

## Department of Mathematics Award

Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2014

## Education:

## Ph.D in Mathematics (May 2006)

## School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Advisor: Peter J. Mucha

Thesis: Small Scale Stochastic Simulations for Particle Image Velocimetry Applications

Minor: Mechanical Engineering

## Diploma in Mathematics (B.S and M.Sc) (April 2001)

## Department of Mathematics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

Advisor: Marcus Grote

Thesis: Variational Formulation and Energy Estimates for Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions