People

 

 

 

 

Marcella Gomez

Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics 

mgomez26@ucsc.edu

    

     

Bethany Johnson

PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics

2019 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellow 

bejajohn@ucsc.edu, *co-advised with Steve Munch at NOAA

Bethany Johnson is a Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz in the department of Applied Mathematics. She received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Pure Mathematics from Sonoma State University in 2017. Her research interests lie in the realm of systems ecology. Specifically, she studies spatiotemporal dynamics of interacting species in complex ecological systems.

 

 

Giovanny Marquez

PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics

giamarqu@ucsc.edu

Manasa Kesapragada

PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics

mkesapra@ucsc.edu

 

Eliana Phillips, Scientific Computing & Applied Mathematics Master's Student

esphilli@ucsc.edu

 

My research interests involve designing and using computational and mathematical tools to analyze biological data.

 

Ksenia Zlobina

Research Scientist

kzlobina@ucsc.edu

Undergraduates

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni 

Brett Sargent

SciCAM Master's Program and Next Gen. SAM Scholar, Applied Mathamatics

My primary research interests include data-driven modeling and optimization, particularly focusing on machine learning. My previous research experience includes projects in the fields of computer vision and financial machine learning. My current research activities involve modeling cellular dynamics using time series prediction methods.

 

 

 Mohammad Jafari

Postdoctoral Researcher

Position after UCSC: Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Mohammad Jafari is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics at UC Santa Cruz, working with Prof. Marcella Gomez group. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2018 and his second M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2015; both from the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his first M.S. in Mechatronics Engineering in 2012, and his B.S. in Computer Hardware Engineering in 2007; both from Iran. His research interests are Multi-Agent Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Intelligent Control, Robotics, and Machine Learning. 

Bashir Hosseini Jafari 

Postdoctoral Researcher 

bhossei2@ucsc.edu

Position after UCSC: Robotics Controls Engineer in Research & Development, at Vicarious Surgical Inc. 

Jiahao Xue, MS Computer Science and Engineering

jxue16@ucsc.edu 

Position after UCSC: PhD program in Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida

I am a master student in computer science and engineering and my research area is robotics and control. I would like to investigate control theorem, optimization and machine learning. If you have any idea feel free to contact me!

 

Krishanakant Dasika, MS Applied Mathematics

Position after UCSC: Biology Systems Modeller at Rosa and Co., a Quantitative Systems Pharmacology modeling company

 

 Jianhong Chen, MS Applied Mathematics UCSC

 

Position after UCSC: Research Statistician at NCIRE- The Veterans Health Research Institute, UCSF

 

 Lauren Benezra, MS Applied Mathematics UCSC

Lauren is interested in the mathematical applications / processes of the cell-based and plant-based meat industry and works on the engineering team for Memphis Meats.

Position after UCSC: Engineer at Memphis Meats

 

Former Undergraduate Researchers

Han Chen

hchen124@ucsc.edu

Han Chen was an undergraduate student at UC Santa Cruz studying bioinformatics and computer science. His research interests are in bioinformatics and biological networks. 

Position after UCSC: PhD program in Bioengineering at UC San Diego 

Nicholas Lenz, B.S. Applied Mathematics UCLA
 
 
Position after UCSC: Research Intern at NeuroLutions.
Interests: real-time DSP, machine learning, and control.
 
Admitted to M.Eng. in ECE with a concentration in Data Analytics & Machine Learning

BD2K Summer Scholars

2019

Luis F Mieses Gomez

luis.mieses@upr.edu

Briknie Baez Rodriguez

briknie.baez@upr.edu

2020

 Hector Carrion Rivera

hector.carrion@upr.edu

 

  

Summer 2019