Kevin K Lin
Department of Mathematics University of Arizona 617 N. Santa Rita Ave. Tucson, AZ 857210089

Phone: (520) 6266628 Email: klin@math.arizona.edu 
Positions held
 2013  2014: Visiting
Scholar, UC Berkeley
and LBL Math Group
 Fall 2009:
SAMSI Research Fellow
 2007 
present: Department of
Mathematics, University of
Arizona
 Associate Head for STEM
Instruction (Spring 2018  Summer 2021)
 Graduate interdisciplinary
programs: Applied
Mathematics (2008 
present); Statistics & Data
Science (2014 
present); Cognitive Science
(2015 
present); Neuroscience
(2017  present)
 Associate Head for STEM
Instruction (Spring 2018  Summer 2021)
 20032007: NSF
Postdoctoral Fellow
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
Mentor: LaiSang Young
Education and training
 2003: PhD
in Mathematics
Hertz Fellow and ARCS Foundation Scholar
University of California at Berkeley
Advisor: Alexandre Chorin
Thesis: Random perturbations of SRB measures and numerical studies of chaotic dynamics  1997: MEng & SB
in Computer Science and Engineering, MIT
Advisor: Gerald Jay Sussman
Thesis: Coordinateindependent computations on differential equations  1996: SB in Mathematics
Goldwater Scholar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Funding
 2023 
present: Simons
Foundation Travel Support for
Mathematicians MPTSM00002687
 2020  2025 (est.): NSF
grant DMS1937229
RTG: Applied Mathematics and Statistics for DataDriven
Discovery (PI, with
coPIs Misha
Chertkov, David
Glickenstein, Laura
Miller, Matti Morzfeld,
and Helen Zhang)
 2018  2021 (est.): NSF
grant DMS1821286 CDS&EMSS:
Predictive Modeling and DataDriven Closure of Chaotic and Noisy
Dynamics in Discrete Time (PI)
 2014  2018: NSF
grant DMS1418775
Computational Nonlinear Dynamics: Variance Reduction Methods and
Numerical Studies of Large, Chaotic, and Noisy Systems (PI)
 2009  2013: NSF
grant DMS0907927 Computational
Analysis of Large Dynamical Systems (PI)
 2003  2007:
NSF Mathematical
Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
 1999  2003: Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
Fellowship
 1997: ARCS
Foundation Scholarship
 1995  1996: Barry M. Goldwater
Scholarship
Current students
Ben Stilin  Applied Mathematics 

Alexa Aucoin  Applied Mathematics 
Jared McBride  Applied Mathematics 
Alumni
Zach Schlamowitz  BS Mathematics 2023. Zach will be attending the Computational Medicine PhD program at UCLA. 

Lane Robert Lewis  Neuroscience and Mathematics, UA Class of 2022. Lane is now studying Statistics/Neural Computation at CMU. 
Florence Dungan  MS Mathematics, 2021. Florence wrote her MS thesis on a nonparametric test for equality of distributions 
ZhuoCheng Xiao  PhD, Program in Applied Mathematics, 2020 (coadvised with JeanMarc Fellous), wrote a dissertation on Neuronal oscillations: in hippocampal functions and in simulations. ZhuoCheng is now a Swartz Fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University 
Andrew Gordon  BS in Mathematics 2019. Andrew wrote an Honors Thesis on extending the group invariance theorem for perceptrons and went on to work at Epic. 
Patrick Greene  PhD Applied Mathematics 2018. Dissertation: A Bayesian approach to spike sorting of neural data via source localization, now a postdoc in the Neuromedical Control Systems Lab in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University 
Laura Figueroa Resa  Summer student 2016 (coadvising with Tracy Stepien) visiting from UNAM via UA Global Initiative 
Lizzie Hannah  BS in Mathematics UA 2017. Lizzie wrote an Honors Thesis on constraining frisbee tracking methods through Bayesian analysis of flying disc models; the project is really the brainchild of Physics graduate student Tom McClintock. Lizzie is now studying law at the University of Arizona. 
Dustin Keys  BS in Mathematics UA 2012. Dustin earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2022. 
Andrew Leach  PhD Applied Mathematics 2017 (coadvised with Matti Morzfeld) wrote a dissertation on Monte Carlo methods for stochastic differential equations and their applications. Andrew now works at Google. 
David Lyttle  PhD Applied Mathematics 2013 (coadvised with JeanMarc Fellous). Dissertation: Inhibitionmediated neural dynamics in the rodent spatial navigation system. David was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. He is now a scientist at Finch Therapeutics. 
Kyle Marshall  BS in Mathematics UA 2009. Kyle earned a PhD in from the University of Zürich. 
Megan Shearer  BS in Mathematics UA 2016. Megan wrote a thesis on implicit sampling and particle filters, and earned a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 2022. 
Vera Thornton  BS in Mathematics UA 2017. Vera wrote two Honors Theses, one with me on insilico evolution of gene regulatory networks and another with Bob Wilson on decsion making. Vera is now a MD/PhD candidate at Washington University in St Louis. 
Jason Xu  BS in Mathematics UA 2012. Jason wrote an Honors Thesis on MCMC, went on to earn a PhD in Statistics from the University of Washington. After an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomathematics at UCLA, he is now an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Duke University. 