About Miles

I am a PhD student in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech (GALCIT), working with Dr. Beverley McKeon on reduced order modeling of wall-bounded turbulent flows using resolvent analysis. Turbulence is a very practical issue, since it is responsible for most of the drag in many engineering systems. I am very excited about the possibility of recovering features and statistics of turbulent flows by using the latest developments in equation-based and data-driven analysis tools.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech, where I conducted research with Dr. David Hu and Dr. Patricia Yang on how wombats make cubic feces. This work features a cool application of mechanical principles to explain an unintuitive phenomenon in nature.

Education

  • Ph.D in Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2024 (expected)
  • M.S. in Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2020
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019