Applied Mathematics

Chloe Griffin



As a second year Ph.D. student, I’m always discovering new interests in applied math. My work so far has covered several topics, including modeling, numerical analysis, and machine learning. I spent three of my four summers as an undergraduate doing research, including one summer internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I spent the last two summers working on machine learning projects at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

My work has often had biology-related applications (I majored in math and biology as an undergrad). For instance, I worked on applying a graph theory model of self-assembling DNA nanostructures for targeted drug delivery, comparing deterministic epidemiological models and their application on COVID-19 data, and measuring the robustness of a deep learning model for automated head and neck tumor-volume delineation. I also enjoy numerics due to its wide applications to many fields.

I prioritize quality time with loved ones (even virtually) and hanging out with friends. I enjoy spending time in nature, meditating, and exercising. If I get free time, I might be watching an interesting Netflix documentary (especially about deep sea life) or a ridiculous sitcom. With an abundance of free time, I am likely reading a good book, playing video games, or singing karaoke with friends.