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Group Members

Undergraduate Students

Tamara Hadzic and Daisha Joseph joined the lab in 2020 and are working with us on COVID-19 modeling and wastewater surveillance.

Graduate Students

Chia-Hung Yang joined the group in 2017. Chia-Hung is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Network Science and is studying gene network evolution.

Wan He joined the group in 2018. Wan is a third-year PhD student in Network Science and is broadly interested in network science, statistics and computer science.

Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi joined the group in 2020. Mehdi is a third-year PhD student in Physics and studies deep learning.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Munik Shrestha joined the group in 2016. He and I are working on a number of exciting projects, including: quantifying the robustness of the neonatal intensive care unit transfer network in the USA, determining the time series of epidemiological risk in lions and gorillas using high resolution social contact data, mapping the spread of Zika virus, and the application of topic modeling to networks and contagion.

Research Assistants

George Echeverria joined the lab in Fall 2020 and is working with our partners at Georgetown University on understanding the global landscape of COVID-19 policies. George earned a Bachelors in Biochemistry from Rutgers.

Past members

High School: Nitish Kaza (Northeastern), Meghan Hill (SFI), Sergio Mata (SFI), and John Chan (UT Austin).

Undergraduate: Ezra Levy (Northeastern), Georgia Christensen (Northeastern University), George Chrisafis (UVM), Sophia Navarre (UVM), Haedi DeAngelis (SFI), Cody O’Ferrall (SFI), Gilia Patterson (SFI), Patrick Hunt (UT Austin), and Garrett Johnson (UT Austin).

Masters: Deven Gokhale (UVM) and Tandin Dorji (UVM).