Margaret Trautner

PhD student at Caltech

I am a first year PhD student in the Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. My research interests lie at the intersection of computational science and applied mathematics. In the past, I've have done research on learning the structure of dynamical systems from data as well as on the theory of opinion dynamics. Currently, I work on inverse problems for dynamical systems, specifically with partial differential equations describing how materials respond to forcing. At Caltech, I work in the group of Professor Andrew Stuart.

In Summer 2021, I worked at at Sandia National Labs researching quantum inference algorithms.

I am a recipient of the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. I received my SB degree from MIT in Mathematics with minors in computer science and mechanical engineering in 2020.

trautner (at) caltech (dot) edu