Interactive exhibits: Optimization in Radiotherapy

Starting in 2018, I worked with digital artist and College of Design professor Emil Polyak, his amazing design students, and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya of The Leading Strand (a design-meets-science initiative that aims to bring contemporary scientific research accessible to the public) to create an interactive installation that demonstrates the role of mathematical optimization algorithms in cancer radiotherapy.

These outreach activities were partially funded by the National Science Foundation and the NC State College of Design.

Media coverage

  1. On the Invisible Worlds exhibit. "Talk like a lemur. Attack a tumor. Explore the galaxy. This exhibit blends science and design", Yen Duong for the News and Observer, June 1, 2018.


  1. Invisible WorldsóBringing the Unseen into Focus. Exhibition at Transfer Co., Raleigh, NC, May-June 2018.

  2. Adult Nights: The Upside Down Halloween. Exhibit at a science-themed outreach event at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC. October 26, 2018. 1000 visitors.

  3. Accelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival. Exhibit at the Smithsonian (National Museum of American History), Washington, DC, April 5-7, 2019. Over 61,000 visitors.