Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Joshua Comden is currently a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics studying the mathematics of decision making, called Operations Research. He received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics in 2015 from Stony Brook University and his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from University of Delaware in 2009. He was a STRIDE Fellow from late 2017 till early 2019. His research interests are in the design and analysis of demand response programs for the power grid, and continual learning algorithms. Specifically, his research is in designing algorithms to use predictions of the future to make the best decision now which has many important applications in the smart grid, machine learning, and cloud computing. He first started out in PCLP as a participant in 2016-2017 school year and has been a group leader for the following two years.