graduate student in applied mathematics
I am a fifth-year student in the
department of mathematics
graduate school, I studied math at
Harvard and then
spent a year working in finance.
My current interests include algorithms and computational
biology. In algorithms,
I have worked on the problem of spectral sparsification --
approximating dense graphs by much sparser subgraphs.
In computational biology, I have worked on
RNA secondary structure and population genetics.
Feel free to take a look at my
Outside of classes and research, I
like to travel, play sports, and study languages.
I picked up Spanish while in graduate school.
- Jonathan A. Kelner and Alex Levin. "Spectral sparsification
in the semi-streaming setting." In Proceedings of the 28th
International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer
Science (STACS), pp. 440-451, 2011.
Alex Levin, Mieszko Lis, Yann Ponty, Charles W. O'Donnell,
Srinivas Devadas, Bonnie Berger, and
Jerome Waldispuhl. "A global sampling
approach to designing and reengineering RNA
secondary structures." Nucleic Acids Research, 2012.
Alex Levin, and
"Improved spectral sparsification and numerical algorithms for
Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS) 2012.
Mark Lipson, Po-Ru Loh,
Alex Levin, David Reich, Nick Patterson, and Bonnie Berger.
"Efficient moment-based inference of admixture parameters
and sources of gene flow." Submitted.
My work has been generously funded by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company/Boston Foundation and
the MIT Applied Mathematics Fellowship. Currently,
I am supported by a National Science Foundation
Graduate Fellowship. All views expressed on this website are
those of the author, and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of the organizations
Email: (my last name) AT-SIGN mit DOT edu
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