Mathematics may not teach us to add love or subtract hate, but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution.


“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

This is my constant remark of motivating force which has enabled me to forge ahead relentlessly. My name is Aishah Albarakati; I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics at Clarkson University. I have two master degrees. One in Applied and Computational Mathematics from University of Massachusetts Lowell (2017) and the other in Mathematics from Clarkson University (2018).

The central goal of my PhD studies is to couple analysis of oceanic coherent structures with population dynamic. I am working with my research advisor Dr. Marko Budišić towards understanding the genetic divergence of marine organisms (shellfish symbionts and native and invasive crabs) using ocean models. The long-term focus of my research is to couple analysis of coherent structures in oceans with population dynamics to establish what the dispersal patterns would look like without human influence. During my MSc, I have worked with Dr. Rana Parshad and Dr. Diana White on compartmental models of turtle populations, to explain if road mortality destabilizes turtle populations.


  • BioMath Days 2018, University of Ottawa.
  • 2nd Mathematics Conference and Competition of Northern New York (MCCNNY) 2017, Clarkson University.

Member of Professional Societies:

  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Computational Science and Engineering Membership (SIAG)

Upcoming events:

  • MCRN summer school and academic year engagement program.
July 22 to August 2, 2019organized by:Christopher Jones, Mary Silber, John Gemmer and Erik Van Vleck

Past events:

  • Presenter at the SIAM Conference on Dynamical Systems 2019 (SIAM DS19).


  • 2017 - Best Poster Presentation Award at the 2nd Mathematics Conference and Competition of Northern New York (MCCNNY).