I am a first-year PhD student in Statistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 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 research interests can be broadly classified as machine learning and mathematical statistics. I am especially interested in machine learning in the interface of applied mathematics and other areas of statistics. Some additional research interests of mine include computational statistics, stochastic analysis, and stochastic differential equations.

At UIUC, I am a recipient of the Graduate Block Fellowship Grant. At UCSB, I was a member of Atzberger Research Group, where much of my research was in convolutional neural networks in partial differential equations.

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