Mariya Savinov


savinov_photo PhD Candidate       
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 third-year PhD student at Courant advised by Professor Alex Mogilner, supported by the NSF GRFP. My research interests are in the mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of mechanical phenomena in cellular biology, relevant to processes such as cell motility, division, and intracellular transport. Most recently, I have been working on modelling in vitro actomyosin dynamics in collaboration with experimental laboratories.

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 help organize the Courant DEI Reading Group and am lead organizer of the grad and postgrad section of the AWM Chapter. Additionally, this past year I led an effort to generate a new internal Courant PhD student survey administered by the Courant Student Organization.