2011-present - Ph.D. Computer Science - The University of Iowa
2008–2011 - M.S. Computer Science - The University of Iowa
2003–2008 - B.S. Computer Science - The University of Texas at Austin
2003–2008 - B.S. Mathematics (Scientific Computation) - The University of Texas at Austin
I am a dissertation-stage computer science Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa and a graduate research assistant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. I am interested in applying techniques from computer science, geographic information systems (GIS), and mathematics to the field of epidemiology in order to simulate, analyze, and predict disease spread. In particular, my work focuses on disease spread across large geographic areas. I am also interesting in modeling human movement and activities.
University of Iowa Site Placement Calculator
→This tool helps public health officials place disease surveillance sites, stroke centers, and other healthcare facilities in their state.
→pyHarmonySearch implements the harmony search (HS) global optimization algorithm in Python. HS is a metaheuristic search algorithm that, similar to simulated annealing, tabu, and evolutionary searches, is based on real world phenomena. Specifically, HS mimics a jazz band improvising together.
Primary Stroke Centers Should Be Located Using Maximal Coverage Models for Optimal Access