Emma Hansen (she/her)

I am a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, working with Dr. Michael Friedlander on optimisation theory. I completed my Master's of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington, where my studies focused on control theory and optimisation. I am interested in algebraic and geometric approaches to problems in optimisation.

I really love math. Outside of academics I am an avid climber, and enjoy hiking, running, and being outdoors.


My current research focuses on optimisation in quantum key distribution.  

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Non-Academic Research Experience

University of Washington Mechanical Engineering

Role: Research Scientist

Supervisor: Co-advised with Steve Brunton (UW) and Zhuoyuan Song (UH)

Website: https://www.eigensteve.com/

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs

Role: Intern - Motion Planning and Experiment

Host: Yebin Wang

Website: http://www.merl.com/


Mathematics, Institute of Applied Mathematics

Doctor of Philosophy - Current

Aeronautics and Astronautics - Controls Option

Master of Science - 2019

Mathematics and Engineering - Applied Mechanics Option

Bachelor of Applied Science - 2017


My parents make chocolate. Check them out! https://www.desbarreschocolate.com/ 

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