Welcome! I am a new Assistant Professor of Mathematics at California State University, Fresno. I was born and raised in the small, agricultural town of Delano, California. I went on to earn my B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), and I obtained my Ph.D. in Applied Math from the University of California, Merced under the guidance of my advisor Prof. Suzanne Sindi. My research interests include mathematical biology, optimization, statistical models for genome evolution, and data science. As I begin my research group at Fresno State, I am excited to bring more research opportunities and innovation to the Central Valley.
December 8: Oral and poster presentation at the 1st Latinx in AI Research Workshop at 2018 Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).
October 26: Invited talk at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Math Department Colloquium. Special thanks to Prof. Vincent Bonini for the invitation.
October 11: Our paper (co-authored with Melissa Spence, Prof. Suzanne Sindi, and Prof. Roummel Marcia) accepted to the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine!
October 10-13: Attending the Modern Math Workshop and 2018 SACNAS! I am so proud of the MSRI-UP 2018 students presenting! Special congrats to my student Heyley Gatewood for winning an applied math award for her poster presentation!