Sarah Mantell, California Polytechnic State University
Brief Bio: Sarah Mantell will graduate summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in June 2021. In Fall 2021, she will begin a PhD program at the University of California, Santa Barbara in applied mathematics while continuing her work at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Research and Academic Interests: Sarah’s research interests are widespread and include machine learning, image processing, and cryptography. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, she is involved in an interdisciplinary additive manufacturing project that aims to characterize the material properties of final parts based on the build parameters used. Currently Sarah is developing computer vision algorithms to automatically characterize melt pool geometry. Outside of mathematics, she is interested in photography, cross stitching, and cooking. Her current cross-stitch project is Evening by Leonid Afremov and is over 235,000 stitches.