I am a PhD candidate in the O’Dwyer lab and I am interested in developing tools and models spanning the fields of theoretical ecology, stochastic processes, microbial ecology, and unsupervised machine learning. My most recent research efforts focus on the development of an unsupervised learning algorithm at the intersection of hierarchical models, Dirichlet processes, and computational linguistics for the analysis of complex microbial communities. I am also interested in characterizing the diversification and tempo of evolution of microbial communities using novel phenomenological non-equilibrium stochastic models developed in collaboration with James O’Dwyer.
Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (PEEC), 2014-2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MSc in Theoretical Physics, 2007-2009
BSc in Physics, 2002-2006
Université de Sherbrooke