Work Experience

Current Bioinformatics Technician, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Marine Climate Change Unit
2017-2022 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
Graduate Research Fellowship in the Mechanics and Materials Unit
Aug 2020 Summer@ICERM Teaching Assistant at Brown University
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research Mathematics
Fast Learning Algorithms for Numerical Computation and Data Analysis
Supervised three projects: Randomized SVD and Its Applications, Graph Spectral Clustering
and Iterative methods for electromagnetic problems
Aug 2016 University of Buffalo Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Student Researcher(Summer Term) working with Prof. David Salac
Level set methods of vesicle modeling in electrohydrodynamics
July 2015 Modern Mathematics International Summer School
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Photographer and Teaching Assistant
June 2015 Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS
Student Assistant/Researcher working with Dr. Hanieh Mirzaee
Modeling blood flow through an Aortic Stenosis
Aug 2014 Summer@ICERM Research Experience for Undergraduates
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research Mathematics
Will it k-tile? Structural aspects of polytopes and lattices in multiple tiling
Supervised by Sinai Robins in collaboration with Brown University
July 2013 Modern Mathematics International Summer School
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Local Organizer in charge of participant activities and safety

Formal Education

2017-2022 Doctorate of Philosophy
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Thesis: ”Soap film mediated 3D Self-Assembly: Suspended and Displacement Driven Geometries using centimeter-scale tiles”
Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit
Supervised by Prof. Eliot Fried
June 2015 Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dierk Schleicher
Bachelor's Thesis with Prof. Dr. Tobias Preusser and Dr. Hanieh Mirzaee
Research Topic: Stenotic Channel Flow Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method"
with support from the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS
June 2012 Gifted Math Program at University of Buffalo
All 6 Years completed with Honors
Gpa: 4.0/4.0 (more information at
June 2012 Williamsville East High School, Buffalo, New York
Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Honors
GPA: 93.74/100 (Top 10% of Graduating Class)

Programming Languages and Software

Advanced: Python, C++ , Matlab, Mathematica
Intermediate: R, HTML, Microsoft Office
Basic: AutoCad, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Photoshop

Spoken Languages

English: Mother Tongue
Romanian: Mother Tongue
French: Intermediate Knowledge
German: Basic Knowledge
Japanese: Basic Knowledge

Attended Conferences and Certificates

Aug. 2019 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
Internal Seminar Series Speaker
Dec. 2018 Canon Stroke and Vascular Research Center at University at Buffalo
Invited Speaker at the Endovascular Devices and Imaging lab of Prof. onita
Nov. 2018 American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting 2018
Gallery Of Fluid Flow Poster "Runaway Acetone Droplets on Hot Water" Atlanta, Gerogia
Oct. 2017 Spectral Structures and Topological Methods in Mathematical Quasicrystals
Workshop Participant at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany
Sept. 2017 5 Heidelberg Laureate Forum
Invited Young Researcher in Heidelberg, Germany
March 2017 Fluid flows: from graphene to planet atmospheres
Workshop Participant at the Simons Institute, Stony Brook University
April 2015 36 Northern German Colloquium on Applied Analysis
and Numerical Mathematics Research Poster Presentation
Sept. 2014 Second Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) Young Researcher
July 2013 Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)
Member and Scholarship Recipient (Until October 2014)
May 2013 Sparkasse Scholarship for Mathematics
Sparkasse Bank Bremen and Jacobs University
Aug. 2012 International Summer School in Mathematics for Young Students
at École Normale Supérieure, Lyon
June 2012 Gifted Math Program Top Student Award and Scholarship
March 2013 Photographs published in the special issue of the MAA Monthly
Photos were taken at the 2011 Mathematics Summer School at Jacobs University
March 2012 Jacobs University Academic Scholarship (10,000€/year)
July 2011 International Mathematical Summer School for Students at Jacobs University
October 2010 National Honors Society Member (Williamsville East High School)
January 2009 Junior Achievement Scholarship for Public Speaking ($500)

Other Interests and Activities

May 2018 Linear Algebra, Calculus, and LaTeX Minicourse Teacher at OIST
Feb. 2017 Student Council IT Representative at OIST
May 2014 Hansa Boat Race 2014 Raced in the Coxed 4 for Jacobs University in Hamburg
2013 - 2014 Competitive Rowing Team at Jacobs University
Nov. 2013 Memoirs from Travel Student Photography exhibition at Jacobs University
Organized by the Jacobs University Photography Club
2013-2015 Photography Club Founding Member and Co-President at Jacobs University
2006 - 2012 Science Olympiad, Team Captain 2011-2012, State Competition in 2007,2008,2011,2012
Focused on engineering, physics, and construction events.
2011 - 2012 Peer Tutoring, Student Organizer and Head Tutor
Aug. 2010 Physics and Arts Summer Institute (PASI) at the University of Buffalo.
Lectures on particle physics, quantum mechanics, particle accelerators
as well as how to express our ideas in an artistic way, so that the information
would be more readily accessible to the general public.