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Professors in Action: Math Faculty Present Talks Around the Nation, World

Photo 1: High school students participated in the 10th annual Cal Poly Math Academy.

By Nick Wilson


Several Mathematics Department faculty members issued talks across the United States and beyond over the past year. The faculty who presented are the following: 

Stathis Charalampidis

  • The 12th IMACS International Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March 30 - April 1, 2022. “Recent advances in single and multi-component NLS systems”
  • Conference on “Nonlinear waves and networks,” Institut National des Sciences Appliquées
  •  (INSA) de Rouen Normandie, France, July 4 - July 5, 2022. “Recent Advances on Localized Solutions in NLS systems: Theory and Computation”
  • SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, Bremen, Germany, August 30 - September 2, 2022. “Novel coherent structures to single- and multi-component NLS systems: Theory and Computation”
  • AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, October 1 - 2, 2022. “Recent advances on Rogue waves in continuous and discrete models”
  • Colloquium, Mathematics Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, November 19, 2022. “Recent advances on extreme events to discrete and continuum models''


Elena Dimitrova

  • Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), Workshop on Multiscale Modeling of Plant Growth, Pattern Formation and Actuation (hybrid conference), “PlantSimLab - a modeling and simulation web tool for plant biologists,” Oaxaca, Mexico. 
  • 12th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (a joint event of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) and the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)), “Revealing the canalizing structure of Boolean functions – algorithms and applications,” University of Heidelberg, Germany.


Todor Todorov

  • International Conference on Generalized Functions GF2022, Vienna, Austria, September 19-23, 2022: "Non-Standard Version of Egorov’s Algebra of Generalized Functions”
  • A colloquium-seminar on theoretical physics in the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Sofia, Bulgaria, November 24, 2022: “Infinitesimals in the Field of Complex Numbers”


Goro Kato 

The Grothendieck Conference (international) organized by University of Paris and Chapman University, held at Chapman University on May 24 – May 28, 2022. “Temporal Topos Theoretic Descent Methods for Phenomena of Organization and Emergence.”

Joyce Lin

California State University Joint Math Meeting, November 2022, Northridge, California. “Conduction Reserve Theory in Cardiac Tissue With Reduced Gap Junctional Coupling.”

Elsa Medina

The 11th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 11), September 2022, Rosario, Argentina. “Stochastics Content Knowledge of Pre-service Chilean Mathematics Teachers”

Amelie Schinck-Mikel

The Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Meeting, Henderson, Nevada. Feb. 2022. “Lessons from the pandemic; Leveraging unique teaching experiences to inform mathematics secondary clinical practice



Elsa Medina and Amelie Schinck-Mikel ran the Cal Poly Math Academy this past summer. The 10th annual Cal Poly Math Academy, directed by Elsa Medina and Amélie Schinck-Mikel, welcomed more than 25 Hispanic students from local high schools to campus this summer. For one week, students solved challenging mathematics problems through hands-on activities.

Students also had the opportunity to explore the campus, heard from inspirational guest speakers in STEM fields, and toured the agricultural and mechanical engineering facilities. The academy, which is in partnership with the Migrant Education Program for the region, aims to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and to recognize and enjoy the beauty of mathematics.

Photo 2: The 10th annual Cal Poly Math Academy, directed by Elsa Medina and Amélie Schinck-Mikel, welcomed more than 25 Hispanic students from local high schools to campus this summer.


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