About me

I’m a PhD student in Applied Mathematics at SEAS, Harvard University, a ukulele player, a cyclist, a child of immigrants and an immigrant myself.

My research topics include numerical methods for fluid-solid interaction problems, diffusion-limited dissolutions, bacterial competition and pattern formation in biofilms. I spend most of my days building code implementations of these mathematical models that are fast and robust to address the inherent computational challenges in solving the complex systems.

Though the topics are across multiple subject areas, they are connected by a common core goal — using math and computational tools to understand our complex natural world. I have been a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate fellow from 2016 to 2020 and I am currently a fellow at the Harvard Quantitative Biology Initiative (2020-2021).

Find my CV here.

News

August 19, 2021 I successfully defended my thesis and now I’m on my way to receive my PhD degree!

July 17, 2021 Our paper “A subcelluar biochemical model of T6SS reveals winning strategies” is submitted and in review. Preprint is available on bioRxiv. The paper uses an agent-based model of bacterial growth with internal model of type VI secretion system, the code is available on GitHub.

March 31, 2021 Our paper “Eulerian simulation of complex suspensions and biolocomotion in three dimensions” is submitted. Preprint is available on arXiv.

March 19, 2021 RMT3D, the fluid-structure interaction simulation codes Nick and I have been working on is now live on GitHub.