Mohammad joins us this June from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was performing graduate studies in Mathematics. His research entailed numerical analysis of cardiovascular fluid mechanics, as well as machine learning and computer vision to perform semi-automatic shape estimation of 3D objects. While at UNC, he taught college algebra. Mohammad earned an MS in Mathematics from New York University, where he researched and published on passive and active models of cochlear mechanics. At NYU, he taught math for economics, calculus and elementary statistics, and he served on the Graduate Student Government Executive Board, liaising between leaders of different departments, committees and students. Previously, Mohammad earned a BA in Economics (Mathematics minor) from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was a Banneker-Key scholar. In his free time, Mohammad enjoys hiking and camping in Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and photographing city scenes. He is a Washington, DC native.