christopher a. simon
ph.d candidate
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Baskin School of Engineering
University of California Santa Cruz
Research:
My current research focuses on the inference of a potential function or drift function for a Brownian particle.
For most of the experiments we model, only a hitting time can be observed.
In general this is an illposed problem.
Our goal is to set constraints on the experiment or the model to insure identifiability of the drift function.
The class of experiments that we usually model are considered Single Molecule Experiments .
This work is under the supervision of Dr. Hongyun Wang.
I have also worked in the area of salmon growth modeling with Dr. Marc Mangel and chemotaxis modeling of
Helicobacter pylori
with
Karen Otteman.
Areas of Interest:
NonEquilibrium Thermodynamics
Quantitative Finance
Molecular Evolution
Teaching Experience:
In the summer of 2009 I taught the introductory statistics class AMS 5.
