Elizabeth Qian

PhD Candidate, MIT Center for Computational Engineering

I am currently a 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 am also active in the Graduate Women in Aerospace Engineering group, currently serving as Co-President.

Recent News

Spring 2020: I will spend the spring semester visiting ICERM for the semester program on "Model and dimension reduction in uncertain and dynamic systems".

October 2019: Invited to present in the Boeing Applied Math Seminar on October 30.

September 2019: Invited to present in UMass Amhert's Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar series on September 23.

July 2019: I attended the Women in Data Science & Mathematics workshop at ICERM July 29 - August 2.

June 2019: I attended the AIAA Aviation Forum in Dallas, TX and presented our paper, "Transform & Learn: A data-driven approach to model reduction." The paper can be downloaded here and code can be downloaded from GitHub.

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