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I am a second-year PhD student in Statistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I am advised by Xiaohui Chen. I received my Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics at UC Santa Barbara, where my advisor was Paul Atzberger. I hold a BS in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Statistics from UCLA.

My primary research interests can be classified as artificial intelligence and machine learning. In particular, I work on developing new machine learning methods with foundations in branches of applied mathematics and statistics and with broader implications and applications. My current work is concentrated in stochastic differential equations and optimal transport.

At UIUC, I am a member of DIGIMAT, a research group focused on the interface of data science, statistical physics, and materials science. DIGIMAT is co-hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Materials Research Lab. The DIGIMAT website can be found here.

I am a recipient of the Graduate Block Fellowship Grant at UIUC. At UCSB, I was a member of Atzberger Research Group.

One can reach me by email, which is agracyk2 at illinois dot edu.

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