My name is Izzy Aguiar!

I received my BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the Colorado School of Mines in May 2017 and my MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder in August 2018. I am a Knight-Hennessy Scholar pursuing my PhD in Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University.

I am currently on a leave of absence from Stanford and am exercising my many other hobbies and passions in the meantime. Of these many interests one is starting my own in-home bakery. Starting June 1, Bell’s Bakery will sell yummy treats at both the Salida and Buena Vista Farmers’ Markets. I plan to return to my mathematical alter ego in September.

Learn more about me in Julie Hayes’ Neural Network Spotlight.

My research interests include dimension reduction, dynamical systems, uncertainty quantification, numerical linear algebra, humanistic mathematics, social mathematics, and science communication.
I also love drawing, writing, reading, sewing, painting, hiking, cooking, and traveling!

I’m passionate about interdisciplinary research, the power of education, and the importance of effective communication.

Please feel free to get in touch with me at izabel.p.aguiar@gmail.com