Alumni-Alumnae University Professor of Applied Mathematics


I am a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. My research focuses on nonlinear waves and pattern formation, and more generally on applied dynamical systems, computational biology, and mathematical biology.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Heidelberg and my PhD from the University in Stuttgart. Before coming to Brown in 2008, I worked at The Ohio State University and the University of Surrey. I received an Alfred P Sloan Research Fellowship, the SIAM JD Crawford Prize, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and the Elsevier Jack Hale Award. I am also the recipient of the Philip Bray Award for Teaching Excellence,  the Graduate School Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring, and a Royce Family Professorship of Teaching Excellence.

At Brown, I served as department chair, director of Brown's Data Science Initiative, vice chair of the Research Advisory Board, and as member of the Tenure, Promotions, and Appointments Committee, the Data Governance Committee, and the Advisory Board of the Sheridan Center. I am one of the founding principal investigators of the NSF grant that established Brown's Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM).

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