Margaret H. Regan

Applied Math PhD Candidate

About Me

I am an Applied Math PhD Candidate (third year) in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Notre Dame. My advisor is Jonathan Hauenstein and I study algorithms for and applications of numerical algebraic geometry.

I was born in New York City and grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. I attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where I graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics with Honors.

Recently, I have received a SIAM Student Travel Award for an algebraic geometry conference in August of 2017 and an Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In August of 2016, I was awarded the Schmitt Fellowship through the University of Notre Dame.

Outside of academics I love to read, play with my bunny, and exercise. In September of 2016 I completed a six person relay crossing of the English Channel. It was an amazing experience! Now, I am starting to train for triathlons.

Curriculum Vitae

CV Last Updated: 11/09/2017


  1. Jonathan D. Hauenstein and Margaret H. Regan,
    Adaptive strategies for solving parametrized systems using homotopy continuation (pdf, computation page).

  2. Peter J. Collings, Joshua N. Goldstein, Elizabeth J. Hamilton, Bejamin R. Mercado, Kenneth J. Nieser, Margaret H. Regan,
    The nature of the assembly process in chromonic liquid crystals (pdf).

  3. Elizabeth A. Mills, Margaret H. Regan, Vesna Stanic, Peter J. Collings,
    Large Assembly Formation via a Two-Step Process in a Chromonic Liquid Crystal (pdf).



Applications of Homotopies for Overdetermined Systems


Westville Education Initiative - Math 113 - College Algebra

University of New Hampshire - Math 426 - Calculus 2 (Teaching Assistant) (student reviews)