I am a first-year PhD student in Statistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am currently working with 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 interest can be classified as machine learning. I am especially interested in developing new machine learning methods with foundations in branches of applied mathematics and statistics and with broader implications and applications.

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.