I am an associate professor in industrial and system engineering at University of Minnesota. My research interests have centered around the study of rare events in Markov processes, the relationship between stochastic simulation and probability theory, and stochastic process models arising in network theory and population biology. I am extremely interested in stochastic process models of cancer evolution, and the use of these models to investigate important biological questions regarding the initiation, progression and treatment of cancer. Previously, I was a postdoc at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia, and I received my PhD in 2008 from the Department of Applied Mathematics at Brown.

I am originally from sunny Denver, Colorado and in my free time I enjoy hiking, skiing, and running. As an undergraduate, I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and majored in Applied Math.