Sarah Tymochko
PhD Student, Dept. of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE). My primary research interests are in applied topology, specifically topological data analysis and its applications. Additionally, I am interested in studying topological signatures as inputs for machine learning. My research advisor is Dr. Elizabeth Munch. You can find my CV here.

Prior to coming to Michigan State, I received a B.A. in mathematics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.


  • This summer, I will be one of the graduate student mentors for the ACRES (Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students) REU hosted by CMSE in partnership with iCER (Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research).

  • My paper, "Using Persistent Homology to Quantify a Diurnal Cycle in Hurricane Felix," in collaboration with Elizabeth Munch, Jason Dunion, Kristen Corbosiero, and Ryan Torn is on the arXiv! You can find it here.

Last Updated: July 2019