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PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematics       
University of California
One Shields Avenue                  
Davis, CA 95616-8633


I am a fifth-year graduate student in the Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics, advised by Prof. Raissa D'Souza, graduating June 2014.

My research interests are to apply tools from dynamical systems, probability, statistical mechanics and game theory to study cascades in networks, systemic risk in critical infrastructure, social contagion, financial systemic risk, and innovation. I am particularly interested in modeling long-term feedbacks that lead to systemic risk, so that we can find optimal yet viable regulation. Lately I have been modeling financial crises in collaboration with Rajiv Sethi and Duncan Watts.


Publications: (see ORCID, Google Scholar)

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