Current Research

Ian is currently working on research pertaining to undecidable tiling problems and aperiodic tile sets such as Wang tiles and Penrose tiles. In particular, Ian is working with his mentor, Dr. Huck Bennett, on exploring variants of the Wang Tiling Problem and reductions between the tiling problems and undecidable problems. This work is being done as part of his undergraduate honors thesis.

Additionally, Ian is on the research team working under Dr. Liang Huang to find ways to increase the efficiency of algorithms used to predict mRNA folding. This research has implications for increasing the effectiveness of future vaccines.