Elizabeth Gross is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. Her research focuses on finding creative and novel ways to use algebra and geometry to address statistical problems in evolutionary biology, systems biology, neuroscience, and network science. For example, several of her current projects focus on studying the algebraic and geometric aspects of phylogenetic reconstruction, which is concerned with determining the evolutionary history of a set of species. Such reconstructions lead not only to a better understanding of our natural world, but also have applications in other fields such as conservation and epidemiology
Elizabeth recently gave a talk in MPI MiS' Nonlinear Algebra Seminar Online, and she has collaborated with former and current members of the Nonlinear Algebra group.
Her favorite activity is hiking with her ten-year-old son, which usually progresses from grumbles to delight to feigned languish. Hikes with waterfalls are preferred, rainbows are a bonus.
April 07, 2021