Research Projects

My research is in the intersection of applied math and atmospheric sciences. I build and work with models of varying complexity: from energy balance models to global climate models. I am interested in explaining the underlying mechanisms of atmosphere dynamics from Earth's El Niño to distant exoplanets. I use models to study the atmospheres of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes, and to look for planets that might undergo temporary Snowball states.

I am currently working on developing an open-source, two-dimensional shallow-water model in Python. I am using the model to explore the atmospheres of sub-Neptune exoplanets with Alice Nadeau, Nikole Lewis and Tiffany Kataria. 


Past research projects:



  • How a minority can win: Unrepresentative outcomes in a simple model of voter turnout with Jonas Juul and Steven Strogatz. In this work, we model a network where voters make their decision on whether to vote or not based on the local information about their network. For a quick summary of this work, see my Twitter thread.

  • Impacts of Noise on a Dynamical Systems Model of El Niño through the Mathematics of Climate Research Network summer school and academic year engagement program. This work was presented at SIAM Mathematics of Planet Earth Conference. You can watch the recorded talk by my collaborator Katie Slyman here