Welcome to kevinsanft.com!

I'm a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I work with Professor Hans Othmer in the School of Mathematics.

Prior to starting at the U of MN, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Before that, I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Summer 2012. My emphasis was in Computational Science and Engineering and I was a member of Professor Linda Petzold's research group.

I'm not on Facebook or Twitter, so this website is the best way to keep tabs on me. You can learn more about me here and you can see my curriculum vitae here (pdf). Enjoy! Click here to contact me.

News

October 13, 2014

Our submission (with Professor Olaf Hall-Holt) was accepted to SIGCSE 2015. The paper describes our design and implementation of CS 125, a Statistics-infused Introduction to Computer Science course at St. Olaf College. This intro course for non-CS majors emphasizes computing with data and was designed in collaboration with the statisticians at St. Olaf. We are also thankful for the help of faculty in other departments at St. Olaf and elsewhere, especially Deb Nolan from the Dept. of Statistics at UC Berkeley.

 

August 25, 2014

It was just announced that our paper, Linear noise approximation is valid over limited times for any chemical system that is sufficiently large, has won the 2014 Systems Biology Premium award for best published paper from the Institution of Engineering and Technology! This is after also winning the award in 2012 for Legitimacy of the Stochastic Michaelis-Menten Approximation!