Elizabeth Qian

PhD Candidate, MIT Center for Computational Engineering

I am a final-year PhD student in the Center for Computational Engineering and the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at MIT. My research advisor is Professor Karen Willcox, and my research interests are in data-driven model reduction and multifidelity methods for uncertainty quantification and optimization.

I received my SB in Aerospace Engineering from MIT in 2014. Prior to beginning graduate studies, I was awarded a Fulbright Student Grant to do research at RWTH Aachen in the 2014-2015 academic year. In Fall 2015 I returned to MIT and received my SM in Aerospace Engineering in 2017 (thesis: A Certified Reduced Basis Approach to PDE-Constrained Optimization). I am a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship.

I am currently serving my third year-long term on MIT's Committee on Sexual Misconduct, Prevention, and Response. I also served on the executive board of the Graduate Women in Aerospace Engineering group for 4.5 years.

Recent News

June 2020: Invited to give a LANS Seminar at Argonne National Lab.

May 2020: I attended in the Erwin Schrödinger Institute's virtual workshop on "Multilevel and multifidelity sampling methods in UQ for PDEs" May 4-5.

February 2020: Our paper, "Lift & Learn: Physics-informed machine learning for large-scale nonlinear dynamical systems," has been accepted for publication the Physica D Special Issue on Machine Learning and Dynamical Systems. This is joint work with Boris Kramer, Benjamin Peherstorfer, and Karen Willcox, and can be downloaded from arXiv here.

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