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  Summer 2021: 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
 Summer 1993: Research
Assistant, MIT Media Lab
Education and training
 20032007: NSF
Postdoctoral Fellow
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
Mentor: LaiSang Young  2003: PhD
in Mathematics
Hertz Fellow and ARCS Foundation Scholar
University of California at Berkeley
Advisor: Alexandre Chorin
Thesis: Random perturbations of SRB measures and numerical studies of chaotic dynamics  1997: MEng & SB
in Computer Science and Engineering, MIT
Advisor: Gerald Jay Sussman
Thesis: Coordinateindependent computations on differential equations  1996: SB in Mathematics
Goldwater Scholar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Funding
 2020  2025 (est.): NSF
grant DMS1937229
RTG: Applied Mathematics and Statistics for DataDriven
Discovery (PI, with
coPIs Misha
Chertkov, David
Glickenstein, Laura Miller, and Helen Zhang)
 2018  2021 (est.): NSF
grant DMS1821286 CDS&EMSS:
Predictive Modeling and DataDriven Closure of Chaotic and Noisy
Dynamics in Discrete Time (PI)
 2014  2018: NSF
grant DMS1418775
Computational Nonlinear Dynamics: Variance Reduction Methods and
Numerical Studies of Large, Chaotic, and Noisy Systems (PI)
 2009  2013: NSF
grant DMS0907927 Computational
Analysis of Large Dynamical Systems (PI)
 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
Students currently working on their PhD dissertations, MS theses, or term projects with me.Lane Robert Lewis  Neuroscience and Mathematics majors, UA Class of 2022 

Alexa Aucoin  Applied Mathematics 
Jared McBride  Applied Mathematics 
Amber Thrall  PhD student, Mathematics 
Alumni
Florence Dungan  MS Mathematics, 2021. Florence wrote her MS thesis on a nonparametric test for equality of distributions 

ZhuoCheng Xiao  PhD, Program in Applied Mathematics, 2020 (coadvised with JeanMarc Fellous), now a Swartz Fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University 
Andrew Gordon  BS in Mathematics 2019. Andrew wrote an Honors Thesis on extending 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, now a postdoc in the Neuromedical Control Systems Lab in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University 
Laura Figueroa Resa  Summer student 2016 (coadvising with Tracy Stepien) visiting from UNAM via UA Global Initiative 
Lizzie Hannah  BS in Mathematics UA 2017. Lizzie wrote an Honors Thesis on constraining frisbee tracking methods through Bayesian analysis of flying disc models; the project is really the brainchild of Physics graduate student Tom McClintock. 
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. 