2011, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
2005, M.S., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
2004,B.A., Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Research
Amber Gehring MS – The Effect of Treatment on Metastasized Lung Cancer: Comparison of Growth Rates (2013)
Ramon Vela MS – KAM Phenomenon in the Rocking Block Model (2014)
Irvin Garcia (UG), Carly Hall (UG), James Beer (UG), and Ricardo Juarez(UG) - Stochastic Model of Sulfur Dioxide and Lava Flow for Nyamuragira (2014)
Patrick Quaid MS – Statistical Analysis of the Advantage of Southpaws in MMA (2015)
Anila Ajdini MS – Monte Carlo Simulations of European Calls (2015)
Alex De Groh MS – Tardiness as an Epidemic (2015)
Carly Hall (UG) (Honors) – Quantification and Modeling of Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) Shoaling Patterns in Response to Environmental and Pharmaceutical Treatments (2016)
Alejandro Sanchez MS (RCA Recipient) – Numerical Analysis on a Diffusion Flame with Radiative Heat Loss (2017)
Carlos Villeda MS – The Flow Over a Rotating Cylinder (2017)
Rhys Gunther (UG) (Honors) – Vaccination and Epidemic Avoidance (2019)
Aram Gebretensae MS – Three Population Squirrel Competition Model with Migration of Exotic American Squirrels (2019)
Benjamin Eghan MS – Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of a Competition System with and Infection in One Species (2019)
Grace Kim MS – Nonlinear Stability Analysis: Competing Species that Crossbreed to Make a Hybrid Species (2019)
Co-PI, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014- 2019 and 2019-2024. Webpage
Co-PI, Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing within an Elementary and Middle School Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum, 2016-2020. Webpage
Co-PI, NSF-IUSE Grant, Peer Enhanced Experiential Research in STEM (PEERS), 2014-2019. Webpage
Co-PI, NSF-HSI Grant, HSI Conference: Catalyzing Progress in Undergraduate STEM Education with Insights from Midwestern HSIs, 2017-2018
Advisory, Mentor for Mathematics Modeling Minor, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014- 2018.
Mathematics Curriculum Development, NSF-IUSE Grant, Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum, 2014-2018.
Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $5,000, Research Community Award, 2014.
Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM undergraduate and graduate students’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,900, Student Center for Science Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, 2014.
Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,000, Committee on Organized Research Award, 2014.
Professional Affiliations & Membership
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Northeastern Illinois University
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