I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, and this is also my third year with the Combinatorial Scientific Computing Lab and my research advisor Dr. John Gilbert. My research interests are in the areas of scientific computing, graph theory, network science and parallel computing. I advanced to candidacy in January 2014. My personal web page is here.
In the past year, I have been working on fast and accurate construction of genetic maps, in collaboration with Aydin Buluc and Lenny Oliker from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL), Joseph Gonzalez and Stefanie Jegelka from UC Berkeley, Jarrod Chapman from both LBNL and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), and Daniel Rokhsar, who has appointments at UC Berkeley, LBNL and JGI. I presented our work on a new algorithm for fast and efficient clustering of genomic datasets at IEEE BIBM14. I will present our work on data reduction for genetic mapping at ACM-BCB15.
I received my Bachelor´s degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM. At UNM, I worked for a year for Dr. Jedidiah Crandall as an undergraduate research assistant on a project titled "Tools for Tracking and Understanding Internet Censorship." I also played for 4 years for the Division I Women´s Soccer Team at UNM, and 2 years for the Under-19 National Women´s Soccer Team in the Czech Republic.