Alison Marsden joined the Jacobs School faculty in 2007. Pursuing studies in Mechanical Engineering, she received her B.S.E. from Princeton University in 1998 and an M.S.E from Stanford University in 2000. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2005 working with Professor Parviz Moin. Marsden then had a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association and worked with Professor Charles Taylor and Jeffrey Feinstein in Stanford’s Department of Pediatrics where she applied her computational skills and optimization techniques to study flow in the heart and arterial systems of patients born with heart defects. She was a 2007 winner of a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and a 2012 recipient of an NSF CAREER award. Her research focuses on multi scale modeling, optimization, uncertainty quantification, and patient specific modeling applied to congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease and devices.