Mitch is a computational researcher in Professor Slaybaugh's group. His early graduate work focused on fully modeling commercial nuclear reactors with VERAShift, a multiphysics code suite produced by the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at Oak Ridge. More recently, he has begun transitioning to a project that will use recent developments in cryptography to improve nuclear safeguards. The method would ultimately grant international regulators the ability to perform data-analytics on sensitive data without needing full access to the underlying dataset.
Besides research, Mitch thoroughly enjoys teaching and he has served as the Graduate Student Instructor for Berkeley's Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory (NE150) and Reproducible and Collaborative Statistical Data Science (STAT159/259). In his free time, Mitch is a competitive runner and member of the Strawberry Canyon Track Club. Give him a wave if you see him out on the Bay Trail or up on the trails in Tilden Park.