## Bio

Tri (Alex) Nguyen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Mathematics program at the University of California, Merced under the academic advisement of Professor Mayya Tokman. He has a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.S. in Mathematics from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).

As an applied mathematician the scope of his work encompasses mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and scientific computing. His current work focuses on developing advanced mathematical algorithms for improved computational performance of particle simulation models of plasma physics.

Prior to embarking on his academic trajectory he was a U.S. Marine, participated in an excessively long experiment with an orthodox existence in the corporate world (mostly employed in technical staff positions in the wireless/RF industry), and enjoyed a brief stint as a cartoonist.

## Relevant Experience

**Graduate Student Researcher**

University of California, Merced

Aug 2019 - Present**Graduate Teaching Assistant**

University of California, Merced

Aug 2021 - Present

Aug 2016 - May 2019**Graduate Student Intern, Fusion Energy Sciences Program**

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019**Undergraduate Teaching Assistant**

University of California, San Diego

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

## Education

**Ph.D. Applied Mathematics**

University of California, Merced

2016 - Present**M.S. Mathematics**

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2014 - 2016, 2020**B.S. Joint Major in Economics & Mathematics**

University of California, San Diego

2009 - 2013