Young Latinas in Math and Computer Science

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM
LACC 501A (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Pamela Harris, PhD, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy and Alicia Prieto Langarica, PhD, Assistant Professor, Youngstown State University

Description: Hispanics have been historically underrepresented in the STEM areas and among this minority group, women especially so. In this session, five PhD Latinas will present their research in computer science and mathematics. The talks will be directed to a general audience.

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:50 PM
Deblurring Images with Mathematical Models
Malena Espaņol, PhD , Assistant Professor , The University of Akron
4:10 PM
Representation Theory of Lie Algebras; a Connection to Tilings
Pamela Harris, PhD , Assistant Professor , United States Military Academy
4:30 PM
Individual-Based Modeling in Biology and Political Sciences
Alicia Prieto Langarica, PhD , Assistant Professor , Youngstown State University
4:50 PM
The Effects of Temperature on Sleep Patterns
Selenne Garcia-Torres, PhD , Ms. , University of Southern California
5:10 PM
Women in Network and Security Research
Graciela Perera, PhD , Professor , Northeastern Illinois University