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Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair
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
Assistant Department Chair, SHSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2017 - )
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 2395 during Spring 2018.
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. (2017)
Events of Interest
Applications of Polynomial Systems . Texas Christian University. June 4-8, 2018.
2018 CIMPA Research School - Latinamerica: "Commutative Algebra with Applications to Statistics and Coding Theory". Zacatecas, México. June 25 - July 6, 2018.
International Congress on Mathematical Software - ICMS 2018. University of Notre Dame. 24-27 July 2018.
News
Casandra Monroe is a 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellow.
Tafari James and Casandra Monroe (2016 MSRI-UP) won an Outstanding Presentation Award at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session. 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA.
Micah Henson, Jonathan Celaya and Diane Alar (2016 MSRI-UP) won an Outstanding Presentation Award at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session. 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA.
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.