Elena (Xinyi) Wang

Elena (Xinyi) Wang

PhD Student at CMSE

Michigan State University


I’m a fifth year PhD candidate at the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University under the supervision of Dr. Liz Munch. My research interests include topological data analysis (TDA), computational topology and geometry, and machine learning. My current research focuses on using topology and geometry to develop new tools for data analysis.

I interned at Lawrence Berkeley Natiuonal Lab in Summer 2023. I was mentored by Dr. Dmitriy Morozov. In Fall 2023, I was a long-term visitor at ICERM at Brown University.

Outside of mathematics, I’m a classically trained pianist and flutist, and I especially enjoy playing chamber music with my friends. I’m also interested in scholarly works in musicology and music theory. I have a cat, Shosty (named after Dmitri Shostakovich), and a dog, Wolfie (named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart).

Download my CV .

  • Topological Data Analysis
  • Computational Topology and Geometry
  • Machine Learning
  • PhD in CMSE, Expected 2025

    Michigan State University

  • BA in Mathematics and Music, 2020

    College of the Holy Cross

Recent Publications

(2022). Taxonomy of Benchmarks in Graph Representation Learning.

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(2022). Clairaut surfaces in Euclidean three-space. Tohoku Math. J..

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  • wangx249@msu.edu
  • 428 South Shaw Lane 1515 Engineering Building, East Lansing, MI 48824