Derek is pursuing a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) with a concentration in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). His current research focuses on storm resilience of power distribution networks. More broadly, his interests are in stochastic models, statistical inference, and extreme events. Derek has a B.S. in CEE and an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from MIT, and he is currently supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Stochastic modeling, algorithmic inference, cyberphysical system management
Chang, D. (2015). "Assessing Impact of the Sulfate Aerosol First Indirect Effect on Tropical Cyclone Activity," M.S. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Derek's other interests including playing the piano and guitar, martial arts, learning foreign languages, and hosting Couchsurfers.