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Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2206
Phone: (936) 294-1581
Fax: (936) 294-1882
Education
2004: PhD, Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1999: BS, Mathematics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Research Interests
Algebraic Statistics, Computational Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
Employment
Associate Professor, SHSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2013 - )
Assistant Graduate Coordinator of SHSU's MS in Mathematics Graduate Program (2014 - )
Assistant Professor, SHSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2007 - 2013)
SAMSI New Researcher Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (Spring 2009)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University (2005 - 2007)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mathematical Science Research Institute (Fall 2004)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (Summer 2004)
Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (Spring 2003)
Graduate Research Fellow, Physical Science Laboratory (Summer 2000)
Teaching
Teaching Math 1332 (online) during Spring 2017.
Mentoring
National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences pre-doctoral mentor.
Early Career Mathematician Mentor as part of the MAA Early Career Mentoring Network and the Project NExT program.
Editorial Activities
Associate Editor of the Journal of Algebraic Statistics.
Associate Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly.
Contributing Editor of the AMS blog On Teaching and Learning Mathematics.
Events of Interest
The Algebraic Statistics workshop at the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics will take place on April 16 - 22, 2017.
The International Conference on Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry MEGA 2017 will take place in Nice (France), June 12 - 16, 2017.
The second Mathematical Congress of the Americas will take place in Montreal, Canada on July 24 - 27, 2017.
The SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry will take place at the Georgia Institute of Technology on July 31 - August 4, 2017.
News
Watch my Numberphile video on sandpiles.
Featured mathematician in the American Mathematical Society' Lathisms project.
Rebecca Funke (University of Richmond) is a 2015 Goldwater Scholar.
Megan Chambers (Youngstown State University) won a MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session Oustanding Presentations award at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
Vince Longo (College of New Jersey) won a 2014 Student Research Presentation Recognition at the 2014 SACNAS National Conference.
Gautam Webb (Colorado College) won a 2014 Barry Goldwater Honorable Mention.
Alex Diaz and Andy Howard (Sam Houston State University) won a 2009 MAA Undergraduate Poster Session Prize at the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
SIAM News July/August 2007 Issue: Algebraic Geometers See Ideal Approach to Biology.