Casey Abbott - BYU PRISM Group

Casey Abbott

Contact Information

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  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
    • Expected Graduation: Dec. 2012

Research Interests

  • Biological and Virus Modeling and Optimization, September 2011-present
    • Helped secure $31,800 in funding for research into large-scale biological modeling
    • Worked with a team to mentor other new students to the project
    • Delivered updates to industrial sponsor via regular presentations via Webinar
    • Estimated parameters using APmonitor, MATLAB, and Python scripting languages


Conference Proceedings

  • Abbott, C.S. and Hedengren, J.D., Virus and Biological Modeling, Symposium on Modeling and Optimization, November, 2011.
  • Abbott, C.S. and Hedengren, J.D., New Capabilities for Large-Scale Models in Computational Biology, Computing and Systems Technology Division, AIChE National Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 2012. Abstract


  • Research Analyst: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, December 2009
    • Provided detailed reporting of thousands of research vials for inventory
    • Made possible to do a computer search for research vials and find it in the freezer
  • Volunteer Representative, Region Manager: Mexico, Merida, July 2007 to July 2009
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    • Developed presentations for individuals and groups up to 20 people on a daily and weekly basis
    • Supervised, trained, and inspired over 50 volunteers in various leadership positions
    • Scheduled and organized weekly meetings for groups ranging from 4-12 people
  • Machine Operator: Tucson, Arizona, Summers of 2005 and 2006
    • Arizona Powder
    • Manufactured plastic replacement parts for powder painting guns
    • Operated lathe machinery
    • Measured and inspected manufactured parts for quality.
    • Safely changed tools on the machine to produce different plastic parts

Interests and Awards

  • Languages
    • English (Native)
    • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Courses
    • Technical Communication Class in Writing and Presenting
    • Optimization Techniques
    • Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Class
    • Energy Engineering
  • Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout