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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 primary research interests can be classified as computational statistics, machine learning, statistical partial differential equations, and statistical mechanics. I am also interested in stochastic analysis and stochastic differential equations. My current (and very particular) interest is in variational autoencoders.

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: https://digi-mat.ncsa.illinois.edu/

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.