Samantha H Erwin

Computational Scientist in Biomedical Sciences

Sam is a computational scientist in the Advanced Computing for Health Sciences Section within the Computational Science and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Prior to joining ORNL, Sam worked as a postdoctoral research scholar at the Department of Public Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech and undergraduate degree from Murray State University.  

Sam’s research focuses on using high dimensional data analysis and mechanistic modeling techniques to characterize diseases. Her research interests include sparse graphical models, differential equations, non-linear mixed effect models, parameter estimation, and data analysis. She’s applied research tools to antibiotic resistances, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and immune response data.

In addition to her research activity, Sam has supervised research students, taught courses in mathematics, and is active in numerous associations. She’s founded local chapters of the Association for Women in Mathematics and served on the University Council at Virginia Tech. She is currently a board member for the Society of Mathematical Biology and a Science Policy Fellow for the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics