Kevin K Lin
Department of Mathematics University of Arizona 617 N. Santa Rita Ave. Tucson, AZ 857210089

Phone: (520) 6266628 Email: klin@math.arizona.edu 
UA affiliations
 Department of Mathematics
(2007  present)
 Program in Applied
Mathematics (2008  present)
 Statistics Graduate
Interdisciplinary Program (2014  present)
 Cognitive Science
Program (2015  present)
 Neuroscience Program
(2017  present)
Positions held
 Spring 2018  present: Associate Head of STEM
Instruction, Department of
Mathematics, University of
Arizona
 2013  present: Associate Professor
of Mathematics, University
of Arizona
 Fall 2009:
SAMSI Research Fellow
 2007  2013: Assistant Professor
of Mathematics, University
of Arizona
 2003 
2007: Courant
Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
 Summer 2000: Research
Assistant, NASA Ames
Research Center
Supervisor: Andrew Pohorille  1998  2003: Research Assistant in
the Math Group
at Lawrence Berkeley Lab
 1994  1997: Research
Assistant, Project
MAC, MIT
AI Lab
Education and training
 20032007: NSF
Postdoctoral Fellow, Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New
York University
Mentor: LaiSang Young  2003: PhD in Mathematics, UC
Berkeley
Advisor: Alexandre Chorin
Thesis: Random perturbations of SRB measures and numerical studies of chaotic dynamics  1997: MEng & SB
in EECS, MIT
Advisor: Gerald Jay Sussman
Thesis: Coordinateindependent computations on differential equations  1996: SB
in Mathematics,
MIT
Funding
 2020  2025 (est.): NSF
grant DMS1937229
RTG: Applied Mathematics and Statistics for DataDriven Discovery
(PI)
 2018  2021 (est.): NSF
grant DMS1821286 CDS&EMSS: Predictive Modeling and DataDriven Closure of Chaotic and Noisy Dynamics in Discrete Time
 2014  2018: NSF
grant DMS1418775 Computational Nonlinear Dynamics: Variance Reduction Methods and Numerical Studies of Large, Chaotic, and Noisy Systems
 2009  2013: NSF
grant DMS0907927 Computational Analysis of Large Dynamical Systems
 2003  2007:
NSF Mathematical
Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
 1999  2003: Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
Fellowship
 1997: ARCS
Foundation Scholarship
 1995  1996: Barry M. Goldwater
Scholarship
Current students
Alexa Aucoin  PhD student, Program in Applied Mathematics, entered 2018 

Jared McBride  PhD student, Program in Applied Mathematics, entered 2016 (joint with Shankar Venkataramani) 
Zhuocheng Xiao  PhD student, Program in Applied Mathematics, entered 2016 
Alumni
Andrew Gordon  Mathematics Major. Andrew wrote an Honors Thesis on an extension of the group invariance theorem for perceptrons. 

Patrick Greene  PhD Applied Mathematics 2018. Dissertation: A Bayesian approach to spike sorting of neural data via source localization 
Laura Figueroa Resa  Summer student 2016 (coadvising with Tracy Stepien) visiting from UNAM via UA Global Initiative 
Lizzie Hannah  Mathematics Major. Lizzie wrote an Honors Thesis on constraining frisbee tracking methods through Bayesian analysis of flying disc models. 
Dustin Keys  BS in mathematics UA 2012. Now a PhD student in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona. 
Andrew Leach  PhD Applied Mathematics 2017 (coadvised with Matthias Morzfeld) wrote a dissertation on Monte Carlo methods for stochastic differential equations and their applications. Andrew now works at Google. 
David Lyttle  PhD Applied Mathematics 2013 (coadvised with JeanMarc Fellous). Dissertation: Inhibitionmediated neural dynamics in the rodent spatial navigation system. David was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. He is now a scientist at Finch Therapeutics. 
Kyle Marshall  BS in Mathematics UA 2009. Kyle went on to a earn a PhD at the University of Zürich. 
Megan Shearer  BS in mathematics UA 2016. Megan wrote a thesis on implicit sampling and particle filters, and is now a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Michigan. 
Vera Thornton  BS in Mathematics UA 2017. Vera wrote two Honors Theses, one with me on insilico evolution of gene regulatory networks and another with Bob Wilson on decsion making. 
Jason Xu  BS in mathematics UA 2012. Jason wrote an Honors Thesis on MCMC, went on to earn a PhD in Statistics from the University of Washington. After an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomathematics at UCLA, he is now an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Duke University. 