Welcome!

Josh Chang headshot

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health working primarily on a joint project with the social security administration in the goal of optimizing all aspects of the processing of disability benefits. This American Life has an excellent primer on the disability crisis facing our country (the USA).

From 2012-2015, I was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI). My postdoctoral mentors at MBI were Robert M. Miura (NJIT) and Kevin C. Brennan (UofU). I previously completed my Ph.D. in Biomathematics at UCLA, where my advisor was Tom Chou.

The primary tools that I use and study in my research include the path integral, stochastic differential equations, partial differential equations, homogenization, Gaussian processes, and convex optimization.

Recorded lectures

  • Fields Institute talk on Neurovascular Coupling and Spreading Depression [link]

Collaborators

Some of my current collaborators in no particular order: