About Me



Contact information

Mailing address: SOE2, Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, CA-95064 Santa Cruz.

Office: Baskin Engineering room 356

Email: sireeves at soe dot ucsc dot edu



Present occupation

I am a PhD Candidate in the department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Baskin Shool of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and a Computer Systems Engineer with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Center for Computational Science and Engineering . My main research interests are in computer vision in science, high performance computing and data interpolation for simulation. Currently, I am developing a hybrid Convolutional Neural Network/Gaussian Process Model for Single Image Super-Resolution to enhance Hubble, and medical images. Additionally, I am developing a GP-based process for interpolating data from coarse computational meshes to fine ones within AMR simulation codes.


My main research interests at the moment are:

  • Computer Vision
  • Hybrid Convolutional Neural Network-Gaussian Process model for Single Image Super Resolution
  • Medical Image enhancement through CNN+GP
  • Gaussian Process Modeling for higher order AMR interpolation
  • Deep Convolutional Networks for Scientific Data Analytics

Doctoral Advisor




I completed my undergraduate studies in Mathematics at Souther Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, in 2014. While at Southern Oregon I participated in the Honors in Mathematics program, publishing a year long thesis project on Tsunami Propogation, advised by Kemble Yates.

After finishing at Southern Oregon, I moved to San Diego to get a Master's Degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics at San Diego State University. My thesis was regarding the collecting patterns of oscillation in a networked system of crystal oscillators, advised by Antonio Palacios. This research was funded by the Office of Naval Research grant: ONR N00016-12013222. Additionally I was a NREIP scholar at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific. I finished my MS in May of 2016.

I started doctoral studies in September of 2016 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, within the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department. My advisor is Dongwook Lee, an Assistant Professor specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics. In the summer of 2017, I was awarded the NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship, where I spend 10 weeks at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, writing a Magnetohydrodynamics extension to the cosmology code Nyx. During my time there I was under the tutelage of Ann Almgren, the group leader of CCSE. Following the internship, I was asked to continue my work at the lab for the rest of the summer.

For a list of my publications, posters, and conference work see my research gate profile. If you are interested in some of my work do not hesistate to send me an email!




I am a triathlete, and an avid motorcyclist. I have completed 5 half-marathons, and 2018 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz. I am sponsored by Enve Components, race profile, and will compete in the 2019 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. I enjoy training and taking my motorcycle for rides in the Santa Cruz Mountain, Oakland hills, and Mt Hamilton, really any twisty road!