Dr. Bañuelos was raised on a farm in rural Mexico before moving to Pasadena, CA at age 15. He was the first in his family to attend college. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA, a Masters in Teaching from UC Davis, and a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz. He is now a professor at Purdue University where he works on probability, harmonic analysis, and spectral theory.
Dr. Gallegos works on applications of mathematics to biology, especially physiology and epidemiology. She received her Ph.D. in applied math from UC Davis in 2005 and her B.A. from NYU in 1999. She is now a professor at Loyola Marymount University.
Dr. Rodriguez is interested in understanding biological and sociological phenomena using partial differential equations, particularly ones that model crime patterns. She received her Ph.D. in applied mathematics from UCLA in 2011 and her B.S. at the University of San Diego in 2006. She is currently a postdoc at Stanford University.
Dr. Teran’s research is focused on numerical methods for computational mechanics, as well as applications such as virtual surgery and visual effects. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University in 2005 and his B.S. from UC Davis in 2000. He has been a professor at UCLA since 2007.
Dr. Toro’s research is in analysis and geometric measure theory. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University in 1992 and her B.S. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. She is a professor at University of Washington and serves on IPAM’s Board of Trustees.