Elise Walker


Postdoctoral Appointee at Sandia National Laboratories

eawalke [at] sandia [dot] gov


curriculum vitae 

I started a research postdoc position at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque in summer of 2022. My current research revolves around scientific machine learning, with focuses on multimodal data, feature discovery, physics-preservation, Gaussian Processes, causal inference, and the intersections of machine learning with algebraic geometry.

In May 2022 I graduated with my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Texas A&M University under the advisement of Frank Sottile. My dissertation was "Toric Varieties and Numerical Algorithms for Solving Polynomial Systems".

My graduate research interests were in nonlinear algebra and its applications. I found interest whenever a polynomial system is involved. My graduate research spanned the use of numerical and computational methods for solving polynomial systems, as well as developing software packages for computational methods.