Applied mathematics topic of lecture for Hispanic Heritage Month

Malena Espanol

Malena Espanol

Malena Espanol, assistant professor of applied mathematics at the University of Akron, presents “My journey through applied mathematics (so far!)” at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Cafaro Suite of the Lincoln Building on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The presentation is sponsored by the YSU Office of Mathematics and Statistics and is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

In the talk, Espanol will present some applied mathematics problems that she has encountered in her career, including pricing of life insurance, modeling of chemical reactions, object recognition, image deblurring, and modeling of atomistic defects in solid materials.

Prior to joining Akron’s faculty in 2012, Espanol was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. In 2009, she earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tufts University. Her dissertation title was “Multilevel Methods for Discrete Ill-Posed Problems: Application to Deblurring.”

The Mathematics and Statistics department will also sponsor a talk by Flavia C. Sancier-Barbosa at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, also in the Cafaro Suite in YSU’s Lincoln Building. Sancier-Barbosa is visiting assistant professor of Mathematics at Wittenberg University. Her presentation is titled “Stochastic systems with memory: from REU to Ph.D.”