Andrew is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona. Originally from Iowa, he graduated with his undergraduate degrees from the University of Iowa. In 2007 Andrew moved to New York City and attended the graduate program at the Manhattan School of Music studying classical piano performance with Andre-Michel Schub.
After moving to Tucson, Andrew started working at the Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) doing research related to nonlinear electromagnetic pulse propagation.
In particular, he is interested in modeling mid-infrared, femto-second laser pulses in dispersive, weakly nonlinear media with a particular PDE known as the short-pulse-evolution equation (SPEE).
In addition to research, Andrew is an avid reader and enjoys going on long hikes with his wife Yasmin on Mount Lemmon (pictured above).