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Optimization Engineer

Howard specializes in optimization algorithms for big data problems, particularly the creation, training, and evaluation of models that are data-driven and require hard constraints be satisfied (e.g. large systems of equations for physical systems).

Preprint Slides Code / Docs

Recent Explainable AI work, published in Nature's Scientific Reports

Howard creates graphics for communicating research and educating aspiring mathematicians.

Typal Academy

A friendly introduction to real analysis

Research Website

Google Scholar Profile

Research at the intersection of big data, optimization, and explainability

Basic Notes

Numerical Analyis Notes

Applied Differential Equations Notes

Notes for qualifying exams in the math PhD program at UCLA

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Howard enjoys activities that require focus, especially running, powerlifting, and slacklining.


Slacklining at Smith Rock, OR.


Slacklining at Smith Rock, OR.


Slacklining at a park in College Place, WA.