Mariya Savinov

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Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University
Office: 907 Warren Weaver Hall

e-mail: mariyasavinov [at] nyu [dot]
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About Me

I am a fourth-year PhD student at Courant advised by Professor Alex Mogilner, supported by the NSF GRFP. My research interests are in the mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of mechanical phenomena in cellular biology, with a special emphasis on collaboration with experimental laboratories. I am fascinated by how mathematics and physics can be used to uncover underlying principles and mechanisms of natural phenomena, particularly in cases where experiments are not easy or possible. Most recently, my focus has been on modelling experimentally observed in vitro actomyosin dynamics (see Research).

When I am not at work, I like to play computer games, board games, and card games, and can often be found in an NYC park or at a live music venue.


Courant_LOGO 2020 - present
New York University

In progress: Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

University of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Philosophy in Mathematics and Physics


I believe it is crucial that we work hard to make mathematics more inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to individuals who have been historically marginalized in the mathematical sciences. In pursuit of this, I am an organizer of the Courant DEI Reading Group. Previously, in the 2021-2022 academic year I helped restart and organize events for the Courant AWM Chapter. Additionally, in 2022 I led the effort to generate an internal Courant PhD student survey, intended to assess the concerns and satisfaction of PhD students in the department. Once administered by the Courant Student Organization, I further organized the analysis and careful distribution of the anonymized survey results.