Graduate Student
Division of Applied Mathematics
Brown University

Statistics, Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience

I am currently a 4th year PhD student in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, working in the area of statisics.
My advisor is Professor Matthew Harrison.

Academically, I am interested in data analysis and machine learning techniques and their applications in neuroscience. Details about the main projects I have been working on can be found on the Research page.

Outside academia, I am passionate about several causes. The ones I care the most about are organic farming and educating children about the importance of a balanced lifestyle and healthy diets as well as making these diets more accessible and more appealing. I love good quality, nutritious food, without artificial hormones, antibiotics or pesticides and I think that this food should be a right for everyone, not a priviliedge.
I also care about: inclusion of people with disabilities, misuse of drugs, raising awareness about dangerous fabric found in lots of clothes today (e.g. Polyester, Acrylic, wrinkle-free fabrics treated with PFC-s like Teflon…) and promoting natural fibers, raising awerness about the quality of water we drink (notably lead levels).
Finally, very dear and important to me is to organize events, on different topics, where people can exchange ideas, experiences and empower each others. For some examples, see the projects I have organized: Inspiring Women Panel, Statistical Neuroscience Meetings or co-organized: Alumni Panel.

I also take part in Food Recovery Network at Brown, a group that recovers surplus of perishable food and donates it to those in need, and Math CoOP, a Math outreach initiative.

Contact me at:

Mailing address:
Ivana Petrovic
Brown University
Box F/182 George St
Providence, RI 02912

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