About me · Colin Grudzien

About me

Picture of motorcycle trip in Southwest United States

Short biography

I spent most of my years in Eugene, Oregon before moving around the world. I am a soul, jazz and post-punk devotee and DIY cycle and Linux enthusiast. I like reading and re-reading Michel Foucault and Zhuang Zhou.

I was a working student from high school on, and I attended Lane Community College for two years. I graduated from the University of Oregon with majors in Mathematics and History, completing an undergraduate thesis on the agency of the Guaraní in historical naratives on the interactions of pre-columbian nations in South America with Spanish colonists. For my broad work in the liberal arts, I was elected one of the Phi Beta Kappa ‐ Oregon Six.

I was awarded my PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working with Christopher KRT Jones. My graduate study was funded by the Math and Climate Research Network. I was a graduate research assistant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Center for Nonlinear Studies. I was frequently a visitor at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research.

I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center from August 2016 until December 2018, including a visiting appointment at CEREA, a Joint Laboratory of École des Ponts ParisTech/EDF R&D. I was an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno from January 2019 until December 2021.

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