Lab Members

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Faculty Investigator

Feng Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Biomedical Data Science

Feng.Fu@dartmouth.edu

I am passionate about working with students, and always do my best to help my students to succeed in their later careers (academia and industry) after training in my lab.

Student Investigators

Anuraag Bukkuri'21

Bryne Scholar

I am a freshman ('21) from Woodbury, MN studying mathematics, neuroscience, and computer science. My research interests lie in the applications of topology (specifically persistent homology, homotopy theory, TDA, and knot theory) to problems in molecular biology, neuroscience, and oncology. I currently working primarily on three problems: mathematical modeling of cancer immunotherapy, using TDA to help recognize AD earlier, and developing the mathematics behind hyperscanning fMRI.

Xingru Chen

Graduate Student (G2)

I am a second-year applied mathematics Ph.D. student at Dartmouth College. I am interested in the mathematical modeling of human strategic behavior with particular emphasis on real-world problems of great importance to society, such as vaccination behavior and antibiotic overuse. Before coming to Dartmouth, I did my undergraduate study in theoretical mechanics at Peking University.

Ho-Chun Herbert Chang'18

Byrne Scholar, Neukom Scholar

I am a senior from Kaohsiung, Taiwan majoring in Mathematics, Quantitative Social Sciences, and a Senior Fellow for Creative Writing. My primary research interests lie in probability and stochastics, nonlinear systems, and the extension of these models to computational creativity, finance and social systems. At the Fu Lab, I am writing my senior thesis on the co-diffusion of innovations with application to technological diffusion and health interventions.

James G. Detweiler'18

Lab intern

James is a physics major. He runs a Dartmouth student Crypto-Club with a focus on the blockchain technology and its applications.

Tucker E. Evans'19

Presidential Scholar

I am a Dartmouth '19 from Massachusetts. Generally, I am focused on the mathematical modeling of biological and social systems, but I am particularly interested in problems that incorporate techniques from other fields, from physics to economics. Currently I am working on an evolutionary game-theoretical model of opinion dynamics, trying to understand why populations diverge in opinion in some cases while reaching consensus in others.

Callum A. Hening'19

Presidential Scholar

I am a '19, currently majoring in Physics with a double minor in Computer Science and Statistics. In general, my research interests lie in solving real world data science problems. At the moment, I am working on a project that explores the feasibility of introducing autonomous vehicles to society from a game theoretic perspective.

Tommy Z. Khoo

Graduate Student (G5), Co-advised with Scott Pauls

Tommy has a degree in mathematics and economics from the London School of Economics, and a masters in mathematics and computer science from Oxford University. He has been studying evolutionary dynamics on social networks for his PhD in mathematics. His research involves analyzing human social interactions, network formation and risk behaviors through the lens of evolutionary game theory.

Jian Liu

Visiting PhD Student (G3)

Jian visits us from the University of Science and Technology Beijing. While with us, he will be working on evolutionary game dynamics in finite populations and its application in optimal control of multi-agent systems.

Jonathan C. Meng'18

Neukom Scholar

I am currently a ’18 at Dartmouth College majoring in Mathematics. I am mainly interested in gambling and decision theory, along with networks. I am currently working on two projects under Professor Fu: A project in which we are attempting to empirically study gambling behavior on cryptocurrency gambling websites, and a project characterizing social influencers on China’s “twitter”, Weibo.

Previous Lab Members

Ran Zhuo'17

Neukom Scholar (2016)

Ran worked with us as a Neukom Scholar for her senior thesis research 2016-2017. Her senior thesis, entitled "Social Imitation Dynamics of Vaccination Driven by Vaccine Effectiveness and Beliefs", receives high honor. She is now at Harvard to pursue her PhD in Business Economics.

Yanling Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher (2016)

Yanling stayed in our lab February - October 2016, and worked with us on using Markov tree approach to understanding the emergence of infectious diseases and other viral phenomena. She is now a faculty member at the University of Science and Technology Beijing.

Te Wu, Ph.D.

Shapiro Vistor (2016)

Te came from Hong Kong PolyU to work with us on evolutionary game dynamics in structured populations. Supported by the Shapiro visitor program in our department, he spent one month visiting us in Spring 2016. We published a great paper together during his visit. Te is now a tenured faculty member at Xidian University.

Victor Garcia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher (2015)

Victor (previously based in Basel/Stanford) worked with us on the mathematical modeling of cancer immunotherapy April - August 2015. He spent one week visiting us in April 2016. Victor is now a faculty member at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.