ABOUT OUR COUNCIL
The Graduate Student Council is made up of graduate students with very diverse backgrounds. The GSC contains students in their second year or above that come from all different places including, but not limited to, China, Korea, India, Iran, Vietnam and the US. As a whole, we serve as the liaison between the graduate students and the administration of the FSU Math Department. We are a valuable resource for the department faculty to learn of pertinent issues for graduate students. The GSC also serves as a resource for current, incoming and potential graduate students to increase the ease of transition into our graduate programs. If you need anything or have any questions please reach out to any of the members listed below or send us an email. Do not hesitate to reach out!
Co-Chair - 5th Year Pure
Alex's research interests include Geometric Measure Theory, particularly building the connection between Riesz Potentials and the Covering/Packing Problem on sets of fractional Hausdorff dimension. I also have an interest in other geometric type problems which can be solved using analytic tools.
Co-Chair - 5th Year ACM
Julia is interested in Computational Fluid Dynamics with specific applications in Supercritical Fluid Dynamics. So far, that research has led me to focus on the turbulence physics of supercritical carbon dioxide jets. I also like working with high performance computing to apply the aspect of computational mathematics to my research.
Member - 7th Year Financial
Xiaoyu's research interests are data science topics related to stochastic optimization problems, especially focusing on stochastic gradient descent, the Langevin algorithm.
Member - 7th Year ACM
Jihua's research interests are in the areas of numerical optimization, numerical partial differential equations, and data science. In particular, her current research focuses on high-dimensional data assimilation problems and the numerical methods used to solve such problems.
Member - 7th Year Bio
Joshua studies pathological rhythms in cardiac cells using tools from Dynamical Systems Theory. Specifically, Joshua uses geometric approaches to analyze approximations of nonlinear multi-scale cardiac models that produce otherwise unpredictable behaviors in biology. These techniques allow for the understanding of the underlying model structures.
Member - 6th Year Bio
Angie studies mathematical dynamical systems models of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Our goal is to look at the interaction, also known as synergy, between chemotoxic drugs in order to optimize patient treatment and experience. It is possible that a specific chemotherapy will help eradicate the tumor if given before other chemotherapies. Angie also enjoys analyzing dynamical systems through bifurcation analysis.
Member - 6th Year Pure
Soheil's research focuses on "Metric Geometry, Topological Data Mining and Statistical Shape Analysis." Soheil also has a Master’s Degree in Functional Analysis from University of Tehran, located in Iran. In his Master's thesis he worked on C^*-algebra techniques in numerical functional analysis.
Member - 5th Year Bio
Mehran studies mathematical modeling of excitable cells such as endocrine cells and neurons (currently pituitary corticotrophs), as well as mathematical analysis of these models to explain the mechanisms for their electrical activity. I use ODEs and PDEs for modeling and dynamical systems tools such as fast/slow analysis and geometric singular perturbation theory.
Member - 5th Year Pure
Anindya is interested in the broad field of Geometry, Groups and Dynamics. In these fields we talk about actions of groups on geometric spaces, like manifolds, graphs, and cellular structures. We also study the geometric properties of those spaces using the actions.
Member - 5th Year Bio
Virginia works on the modeling of Biofilms in the lungs of Cystic Fibrosis patients. Virginia is currently updating the mechanics of the current model to more accurately represent the Biofilm and its natural environment.
Member - 4th Year Financial
Shreya is interested in applying Optimal Transportation to Insider Trading problems. The main framework being considered for this is the continuous time version of Kyle's model of asset pricing with asymmetric information. Shreya's main aim is to try and develop the Kyle-Back equilibrium model under very general assumptions.
Member - 4th Year Pure
Emmanuel's research interests are in differential geometry, discrete geometry, shape analysis, functional data analysis, machine learning, optimization, and optimal transport.
Member - 3rd Year Bio
Francis is interested in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases; particularly investigating neglected tropical diseases in Africa such as Buruli ulcer and schistosomiasis.
Member - 3rd Year ACM
Oz is interested in Brownian motion and stochastic processes for modeling random behavior. Oz is also interested in studying stochastic filtering to estimate unpredictable and indirectly observable processes.