Michelle Feng

Graduate Student
Department of Mathematics
Office: MS 6147
Contact: mhfeng@math.ucla.edu


CV (01/08/2020)

A little bit about me: I'm a 5th year PhD student in Applied Math here at UCLA. My research interests lie in applications of algebraic topology to social and spatial datasets. In particular, I have an interest in problems related to social justice, activism, and politics.

I am currently seeking a postdoctoral position beginning Summer-Fall 2020.

I received my undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2014.

Some fun facts about me:
  • I spend a lot of my free time sewing, and make a lot of my own clothes. Math (especially geometry) is actually quite helpful in this endeavor!
  • I'm an avid reader (see below for a some recommended readings!)
  • I'm also part of a local dance performance group -- ask me if you want to see our videos!

Recommended Reading

Presented in no particular order, a selection of some of my favourite pieces of literature.


Brave New World, Alduous Huxley
The Iliad, Homer
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Modern Literature

Omeros, Derek Walcott
A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James
A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki
The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino