Advisory Committee

Carolina Araujo

Carolina Araujo, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carolina Araujo is a Professor in Mathematics at IMPA. She is a leading expert in algebraic geometry, with a main focus on birational geometry. She won the L’Oreal Award for Women in Science in Brazil in 2008, was an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences from 2010 to 2014, a Simons Associate at ICTP from 2015 to 2020, and an invited speaker at the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. She is vice-chair of the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the International Mathematical Union, and was the main organizer of the first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)² - in 2018.

H. Arguz

Hülya Argüz, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
University of Georgia

Hülya Argüz received her Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg in 2016. Before joining the faculty at UGA, she held postdoctoral positions at Imperial College London and Université Paris-Saclay UVSQ. She was also a member of the IAS School Princeton, and a postdoctoral fellow at IST Austria. The research of Dr. Argüz is in algebraic geometry, in particular in enumerative geometry and mirror symmetry.

Kenneth Baker

Kenneth Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
University of Miami
Kenneth Baker received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. He joined our department in Fall 2008, following postdoctoral positions at the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Dr. Baker works in the area of geometric topology and is a leading expert in Knot Theory.

Andrea Bonilla

Andrea Bonilla, Ph.D.

CEO Bioplaster
PhD in Physics from the University of Oxford, England.

Her work has focused on the design and formulation of smart biopolymers using nanotechnology for medical and applied research applications.

Her task at BioPlaster Research is the integral coordination of projects, in particular the design and development of advanced polymeric materials. Dr. Bonilla has practical experience in the formulation of nanocomposite structures for applied research, as well as the generation of patents in this field.

As a founding partner of BioPlaster Research, she has focused on strengthening the company's activities through the management of academic collaborations, outreach talks on the importance of nanotechnology, business networking with other entrepreneurs in the industry and has served as a leader in the strategy of attracting capital investment.

Moira Chas

Moira Chas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Moira Chas is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Stony Brook University. Her area of expertise is low dimensional topology and she is the co-discoverer of string topology, the study of algebraic structures on the homology of free loop spaces. The field was started by Moira Chas and Dennis Sullivan  in 1999. She is a leading advocate for the advancement of women in mathematics, and one of the leading mathematicians in Latin America. Her lectures on the role of women in mathematics have had a profound influence in Latin America.

D. Diaz

Daniel Diaz, Ph.D.

Daniel Diaz, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, Biostatistics, University of Miami
Daniel Diaz, in probability, he is working on population genetics.

In information theory, he is working on active information, based on Bernoulli's Principle of Insufficient Reason.

In machine learning, he has currently begun to work with Sunil Rao and Hemant Ishwaran on the problem of learnability, which depends on a concept called stability.

In theoretical statistics, together with Rao and Dazard, he is working to understand when in learning settings, mainly regression, the rotation (not the projection of the space) to principal components of the explanatory variables makes sense to explain the response.

Anna Maria Fino

Anna Maria Fino, Ph.D.

Full Professor, "Giuseppe Peano" Department of Mathematics, University of Turin
Full Professor, Department of Mathematics, Florida International University

Anna Fino completed her Ph.D. through the Genoa-Turin University Consortium. She is Full Professor at the "Giuseppe Peano" Department of Mathematics at the University of Turin, and from 2022 at Florida International University. She is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Complex Manifolds. From 2009 to 2016 she has been member of the "Committee Developing Countries" of European Mathematical Society. From 2018 she is External Advisory Committee Member of Center of Mathematics (CMAT), University of Minho and from 2021 she is Director of GNSAGA, INdAM.

Her research is in differential geometry, complex geometry, and Lie groups.

L. Grama

Lino Grama, Ph.D.

University of Campinas, UNICAMP · Departament of Mathematics

Lino Grama is a mathematician working on Differential Geometry at IMECC/UNICAMP. His research is mainly focused in geometry of homogeneous spaces and Lie groups, invariant geometric structures, homogeneous geometric flows,  applications of Lie theory in riemannian and symplectic geometry

Jorge LauretJorge Lauret, Ph.D.

Director del CIEM, CONICET.

Profesor Titular, FaMAF, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

Investigador Superior, CIEM, CONICET. 


Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 2001. Award "Diez Jóvenes Sobresalientes del Año", Bolsa de Comercio de Córdoba, 2003. Award "Carlos Segovia Fernández", Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Buenos Aires, 2007. Ramanujan Prize, ICTP (Trieste, Italy), IMU and Abel Fund (Norway), 2007. Award "Enrique Gaviola", Academia Nacional de Ciencias, Córdoba, 2008. Special Mention, UMALCA Prize 2009. Simons Associate, ICTP, since 2020. Mención de Honor al Valor Científico del H. Senado de la Nación, 2022. Miembro de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias, desde 2023. Premio Konex: Diploma al Mérito, 2023. Homogeneous manifolds. Einstein and Ricci soliton metrics. Ricci flow. Negative Ricci curvature. Prescribed Ricci curvature problem. Stability of Einstein metrics. Complex, symplectic and G2-structures on Lie groups and homogeneous spaces. Geometric flows and their solitons. Nilpotent Lie algebras. Variety of Lie algebras. Real geometric invariant theory. Anosov diffeomorphisms on nilmanifolds.

Simon A. LevinSimon A. Levin, Ph.D.

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Director of the Center for BioComplexity
Princeton University

Simon Levin is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution and Director of the Center for BioComplexity at Princeton University. His work centers on how macroscopic patterns in ecosystems are maintained in terms of dispersive and demographic mechanisms that act the level of individual organisms. He is the recipient of the Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America in 1988, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Science in 2005, and the National Medal of Science in 2016. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2000.

R. MboroRene Mboro, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, A&S - Mathematics, College of A&S, Schools & Colleges, University of Miami

Rene Mboro's research interests lie in algebraic geometry with an emphasis on the study of birational invariants related to rationality problems. The birational invariants used in this domain are constructed using cohomology (Hodge theory), algebraic cycles and K-theory (unramified cohomology). The goal is to study and characterize the
different classes of "nearly" rational varieties. He is also interested in the derived categories view on rationality problems.

daniel j.p.Daniel Juan Pineda, Ph.D.

Director of Casa Matematica Oaxaca (CMO)

Daniel Juan Pineda obtained his Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1994. He was the founder Director of Centre for Mathematical Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) from 2011 to 2019 where he is a full professor. He has been a visiting professor at the New York State University at Binghamton and the University of Caen in France. His research is around algebraic and geometric topology.

Monica RabassaMonica Rabassa

General Manager and Vice President of Salem Media Group, Miami

Monica Rabassa, as general manager and vice president of Salem Communications stations in South Florida, oversees the overall operation of its three radio stations, WWFE-AM/WRHC-AM and WMYM-AM. Since 2022, Rabassa has been responsible for the stations' daily linear and digital operations including revenue, programming, engineering, promotions, and community relations.

Prior to joining Salem Communications (1992-2022), Rabassa served as vice president of marketing, promotions and operations for Univision Miami. Rabassa oversaw marketing, promotions, communications, and operations for Univision's four radio stations and two television stations in Miami. Prior to this role, Ms. Rabassa oversaw corporate community affairs and marketing efforts for Univision Radio network and its 69 local radio stations across the nation.

Rabassa served as Marketing Research Director for Cisneros Television Group where she developed and supervised the Group's global research operations. Her extensive background in media marketing and research also includes consulting for local, national, and international companies such as CNN, Cartoon Network, and Hearst Entertainment, among others. Her distinctions are numerous and varied, underscoring Rabassa's stellar career and professional reputation. Honored many times with Emmy Awards for Writing of Non-News Programs for Spanish-language networks, Rabassa's career highlights also include being named "Woman of the Year" by the Association of Women in Communications, and "Radio Corporate Employee of the Year" by Univision in 2010. In 2014, she was recognized as "Hispanic Woman of Distinction" for her work in the South Florida community. Most recently, she has been honored as one of the "Most Influential Women in Radio" by Radio Ink magazine (2015 through 2022) and as "Marketer of the Year" with the prestigious "Medallas de Cortez" Award in 2015. She received Univision's UNICO award for her outstanding contributions to the company. Most notably, Rabassa is a committed community leader and dedicated volunteer. She serves as Chairperson of Schools Committee for the Harvard Club of Miami and as an executive board member of the President Council of Florida International University (FIU). Rabassa also serves as Chairperson of St. Jude's Research Hospital Hispanic Advisory Council. In 2015 she was recognized by St Jude Children's Hospital with the "Woman of Purpose 2015" award for her volunteer work and support of its mission. She was honored with the St. Jude Angels & Stars 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in appreciation for her commitment to the patients and families of St. Jude and outstanding citizenship in the community.

She earned a B.A. in business and international economics from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami, with a special concentration in Legal Implications of Business.

Carlos Alberto RuizCarlos Alberto Ruiz, Ph.D.

Co-Founder at Colegio de Matematicas Bourbaki

Carlos Alberto Ruiz is the director and co-founder of the Bourbaki Mathematics College, in addition to teaching courses he is academically responsible for the content they offer and the material our students receive. He really enjoy teaching courses on Machine Learning and Mathematics, he considers teaching to be my first vocation. He also collaborate in solving industrial problems through applied mathematics and data science in our area dedicated to consulting. His research is related to the mathematical explanation of deep neural networks.

Nikolai Saveliev

Nikolai Saveliev, Ph.D.

Department of Mathematics
University of Miami

Nikolai Saveliev joined the University of Miami in 2021. He also held postdoctoral and visiting positions at the University of Michigan, Tulane University, Princeton University, Duke University, and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany. He is a leading expert in low-dimensional topology, gauge theory, and index theory, and an author of two well-known books on the subject.

Richard Stanley

Richard Stanley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arts and Sciences Distinguished Scholar in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
University of Miami

Richard Stanley is one of the world’s foremost experts in combinatorics and its applications. He was the Norman Levinson Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT and is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995, and received the 2001 Steele Prize for mathematical exposition from the American Mathematical Society in 2001 and Schock Prize from the Swedish Royal Academy in 2003.

Mina Teicher

Mina Teicher, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Gonda Brain Research Center
Bar-Ilan University

Emmy Noether Institute for Mathematics

Senior Executive Liaison for Outreach of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences of the Americas

Mina Teicher is Professor of Mathematics and Neural-Computation, with an international reputation in algebraic geometry, computer vision, cryptography and cyber security, computational neuroscience, complex systems and mathematical education. She earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Tel Aviv University in 1974, 1976 and 1981, respectively. Her dissertation, Birational Transformation Between 4-folds, was supervised by Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro. She has been the Director of the Emmy Noether Research Institute for Mathematics at Bar-Ilan University since 1999. During 2001–2002 she was the inaugural Emmy Noether Visiting Professor at the University of Göttingen, where she lectured on braid groups.

From 2001 to 2005, Professor Teicher was the the Vice President for Research and Development of Bar-Ilan University. As Vice-President for Research, she was in charge of commercialization of patents and credited for establishing numerous spinoff companies. She raised the funds and established the biggest Brain Research Center in Israel. Then from 2005 to 2007, she served as Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology. Subsequently, she was the Chair of the Board of Governors of the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation from 2012 to 2013. Professor Teicher was also a co-chair of FETAG of the European Commission. She has also served in many additional capacities including as the Chair of the Israel National Committee for International R&D, Vice President and Founding member of the UNESCO Digital Campus for Complex Systems, member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Study of Gottingen University in Germany and of the Brain Center of the Abu Dhabi University in the UAE and as an Israeli delegate to the International Mathematical Union. Currently, she is a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas and a Visiting Professor at the University of Miami where she is leading the initiative "Advancing Women in Mathematics Across the Americas" (WIMSA).

Marcelo Miranda Viana da Silva

Marcelo Miranda Viana da Silva, Ph.D.

Instituto National de Matematica Pura e Aplicada
Rio De Janeiro

Marcelo Viana is the Director of IMPA and is a world renowned expert in dynamical systems theory. He received the TWAS prize in 1999 and was the inaugural recipient of the ICTP Ramanujan Prize in 2005. He was the vice-president of the International Mathematical Union from 2011 to 2014 and president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society from 2013 to 2015. He served as chair of the executive committee for the 2018 Rio ICM.

Nan Yang

Nan Yang, Ph.D.

Leslie O. Barnes Professor, University of Miami

Nan Yang is the Leslie O. Barnes Professor of Management at Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami. Her research interests include supply risk management, integrated supply and demand management, pharmaceutical supply chain management, healthcare operations, and competition in supply chain. Her work has been published in top journals of her field, such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. She received her Ph.D. in Decision, Risk, and Operations from Columbia University in 2007, and worked at Cornell University and Washington University in St. Louis before joining University of Miami in 2016.

Yelena Yesha

Yelena Yesha, Ph.D.

Professor at the University of Miami
Knight Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Science and AI
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Professor, Department of Radiology
Innovation Officer, IDSC
Head, International Relations, IDSC

Senior Liaison for Collaboration with Industry and Development

Yelena Yesha is the Knight Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Science and AI at the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC). At IDSC, Dr. Yesha is also the Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations. In this role, Dr. Yesha assists faculty in engaging government and industrial partners to collaborate with the University and consults with faculty on developing research ideas into innovations. Dr. Yesha was the Founding Director of the National Science Foundation Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), an NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that aims to develop long-term partnerships among industry, academia, and government. CARTA partners with Rutgers University New Brunswick, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Tel Aviv University, and the University of MiamiDr. Yesha received her B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and in Applied Mathematics from York University, Toronto, Canada, and her M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University She has published 11 books as author or editor, and more than 220 papers in prestigious refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings, and she has been awarded external funding in a total amount exceeding 56 million dollars. She is currently working with leading industrial companies and government agencies on new innovative technology in the areas of blockchains, cybersecurity, and big data analytics with applications to electronic commerce, climate change, and digital healthcare. Dr. Yesha is a fellow of the IBM Centre for Advanced StudiesForbes magazine highlighted Dr. Yesha's accomplishments in technology in a two-part profile: Part I: Dr. Yelena Yesha: Meet The Tenacious Pioneer Pushing Innovation To Address Real World Problems and Part II: Dr. Yelena Yesha: Pushing Technology Boundaries To Solve The World's Biggest Problems.