Emilie Purvine Photo Credit: Photo by Eric Francavilla | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Emilie Purvine is a mathematician and data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her work focuses on using advanced mathematical techniques like computational topology and graph theory to understand the shape and structure of data. This can be used in many applications from discovering important genes in a biological system to uncovering patterns of activity in a cyber network Photo Credit: Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The mentors I have had over the years inspire me to provide that same level of mentorship to others, to bring up and empower the next generation of mathematicians and help them grow into what I know they can be, even if they can’t see it themselves yet.
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