Adrienne M. Propp

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Technical Analyst
Off Site Office


M.Sc. in mathematical modeling & scientific computing, University of Oxford; B.A. in applied mathematics, Harvard College


Adrienne Propp is a technical analyst at the RAND Corporation. She earned her M.Sc. at the University of Oxford, where she studied mathematical modeling and scientific computing. For her master's dissertation, she focused on computational cardiac modeling, and helped to develop a novel class of 3D models incorporating feedback between the heart's mechanical and electrochemical processes. Before Oxford, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. At Harvard, Propp was extensively involved in research on a proposed satellite for methane detection, jointly conducted by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. For her honors thesis, she conducted observation system simulation experiments (OSSEs) to demonstrate the expected performance of the satellite.

Recent Projects

  • Analysis of the 10Plan
  • TALIS Video Study
  • Defeat of Autonomy by Offensive Cyber
  • Analyzing Health and Strength of Alliance and Partner Architectures
  • International Alcohol Policy Model

Selected Publications

Adrienne Propp, Alessio Gizzi, Francesc Levrero-Florencio & Ricardo Ruiz-Baier, "An orthotropic electro-viscoelastic model for the heart with stress-assisted diffusion," Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2019

M. Gauthier, J. B. Kim, C. B. Curry, B. Aurand, E. J. Gamboa, S. Göde, C. Goyon, A. Hazi, S. Kerr, A. Pak, A. Propp, B. Ramakrishna, J. Ruby, O. Willi, G. J. Williams, C. Rödel, and S. H. Glenna, "High-intensity laser-accelerated ion beam produced from cryogenic micro-jet target," AIP Review of Scientific Instruments, 87, 2016

S. N. Chen, M. Gauthier, M. Bazalova-Carter, S. Bolanos, S. Glenzer, R. Riquier, G. Revet, P. Antici, A. Morabito, A. Propp, M. Starodubtsev, and J. Fuchs, "Absolute dosimetric characterization of Gafchromic EBT3 and HDv2 films using commercial flat-bed scanners and evaluation of the scanner response function variability," AIP Review of Scientific Instruments, 87, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Distinction on Master's Dissertation, University of Oxford
  • Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences