Division of Applied Mathematics
Office: 170 Hope St., Room 209
Email: melissa_mcguirl at brown dot edu
I am a third year graduate student at the Division of Applied
at Brown University. My primary research interests include applied toplogy and utilizing methods from topological
data analysis to study biological and biomedical phenomena. I am also
interested in time series analysis and machine learning.
My research advisor is Björn
, and I am co-advised by Andrew Blumberg
University of Texas at Austin. I am a recipient of the National
Science Foundation GRFP award
. Prior to coming to Brown, I recieved my B.A. degree in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross.
Recent News and Upcoming Activities
I co-organize the Applied Topology and
Geometry Seminar at Brown. Check out our upcoming seminars!
I co-organize the Horizons Reading Group, "Are We Putting Too
Much Faith in Math?". As an extension of the existing Horizons
Seminar in the math department, the Horizons Reading Group focuses
on investigating and reflecting on the social impact of mathematical
research. We meet every other week on Fridays at 3pm in B&H 160.
My paper, in collaboration with Chao Xia, Courtney Cochrane, Joseph DeGuire, Gaoyang Fan, Emma Holmes, Patrick Murphy, Jenna Palmer, Paul Carter, Laura Slivinski, and Björn Sandstede, on applying data assimilation to estimate traffic states and model parameters recently got published in Physica D. You can find it here.
I currently serve as the Faculty Graduate Student Liaison for the
of Applied Mathematics. We orchestrate faculty-grad interactions
and communicate any concerns or questions. APMA students, if you
have any concerns, comments, or questions about the Division of
Applied Mathematics, please fill out our anonymous form here.