Women in Math Seminars

[UH_AWM] FALL 2018 3rd WIMS

When: Friday, November, 16th, 2018, 9:00am – 10:00am
Where: PGH 501D

Dr. Tahra Eissa is a research associate at University of Colorado Boulder. The topic is “Work-Balance and Time Management”.

*Snacks and coffee will be provided.


[UH_AWM] FALL 2018 2nd WIMS

When: Wednesday, September, 26th, 2018, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: PGH 646A

Dr. Shelly Harvey is from the mathematics department at Rice University. We have an informal discussion with her about her experience, how to find postdoc positions, tips for getting recommendation letters, etc.

*Snacks and juice will be provided.

* University of Houston mathematics colloquium*

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm
Where: PGH 646

Abstract: A mathematical knot is just a string knotted up in 3-dimensional space with its ends tied together. These play an extremely important role in low-dimensional topology. Usually, one considers two knots to be the same if one can deform one into the other without cutting or tearing the string. However, in order to understand the topology of 4-dimensional manifolds (ones that look locally like 4-dimensional Euclidean space), one should consider a 4-dimensional equivalence relation on knots, called concordance. It
turns out that the set of knots up to concordance forms an (non finitely generated) abelian group, called the knot concordance group. Even though this group was defined in the 60’s it is still far from being understood. Until recently, most people have just been
interested in the group structure. We put a real valued metric on the group and use this to give evidence that the space has self-similarities making it into a fractal set.

[UH_AWM] FALL 2018 1st WIMS

When: Wednesday, August, 29th, 2018, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: PGH 646A

Dr. Emily King is is from the mathematics department at the University of Bremen in German. We have an informal discussion with Dr. Emily King about the importance
of mentoring and networking, AWM events, how to find postdoc positions in Europe.

*Snacks and juice will be provided.


When: Thursday, April, 12th, 2018, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where: PGH 646A

Dr. Bertozzi is a professor from UCLA, and her research focuses on
non-linear PDE. During her career, she has advised about 33 PhD students,
and 40 postdoctoral researchers. Please come and join us tomorrow if you’d
like to learn more about her research or her career in a less formal setting

*Pastries and coffee will be provided.

* Amundson Lectures (2018) *

SpeakerAndrea L. Bertozzi
(Professor at the University of California Los Angeles)

Title: Mathematics of crime.
Time & Date: 4-5 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Location: UH Rockwell Pavillion

Title: Geometric Graph-based Methods for High Dimensional Data.
Time & Date: 3-4 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: SEC 203

Title: Swarming by Nature and by Design.
Time & Date: 2:30-3:30 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Location: SEC 203



When: Friday, March, 23rd, 2018, 10:30am – 11:30am
Where: PGH 646A

Dr. Claudia Pedroza was joining us at our Women In Math meeting along with our female faculty. Dr. Pedroza is an expert in Statistics, and she’s currently an assistant professor at UT Health Science Center. She was be able to give us some insights into possible career choices for statisticians.


[UH_AWM] FALL 2017 2nd WIMS

When: Wednesday, November. 8th, 2017, 10am -11am
Where: PGH 646A


In this time, our guest is Professor Marta Lewicka from University of Pittsburgh. This was a great chance for us to learn about her career path, and the difficulties she has encountered. Dr. Lewicka was also willing to talk about grant writing.

* Thanks to UH Math department for sponsoring these refreshments.


[UH_AWM] FALL 2017 1st WIMS

When: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 01:30PM -02:30PM
Where: PGH 646


We host Professor Susanne Brenner from Louisiana State University.


[UH_AWM] Spring 2017 5th WIMS

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:00-11:00am
Where: PGH 646


Professor Cheney(Colorado State University) has expressed a wish to talk about non-academic career paths and summer internships.

  • Use the websites: Linkedin, NSF, Industries Companies, etc.
  • Make a good background and write a good CV.
  • Apply internships programs as many as possible. etc



* University of Houston mathematics colloquium*

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm
where: PGH 646

Title: Introduction to Synthetic-Aperture Radar Imaging

Abstract: Radar imaging is a technology that has been developed, very successfully, within the engineering community during the last 50 years. Radar systems on satellites now make beautiful images of regions of our earth and of other planets such as Venus. One of the key components of this impressive technology is mathematics, and many of the open problems are mathematical ones. This lecture will explain, from first principles, some of the basics of radar and the mathematics involved in producing high-resolution radar images.

[UH_AWM] Spring 2017 4th WIMS

When: Friday, Mar. 24, 2017, 1:00pm -2:00pm
Where: Agnes Arnold Hall (AH) 10 (basement floor)

Dr. Flagg has a B. S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University, a M. S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of Houston in 2006. She worked as a lecturer at UH from 2006-2013. In 2013, Dr. Flagg joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Cooperative Engineering at the University of St. Thomas as a tenure-track assistant professor. Dr. Flagg is currently preparing to submit her tenure portfolio in November of 2017. Her story is one of experience as a teacher, excitement for mathematical and enthusiastic discovery in spite of life’s challenges.
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[UH_AWM] Spring 2017 3rd WIMS

When: Friday, February 17, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where:  PGH 646A

Dr. Bolanos is a young Assistant Professor from Colgate University and she will also be
speaking at the PDE series. The discussion topic will be about managing work and
family/home life in academia.


[UH_AWM] Spring 2017 2nd WIMS

When: Wednesday, February 15 , 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: PGH 646A

Dr. Edelstein-Keshet is one of the best recognized mathematical biologists and a founder
of the field. She will also be speaking at the department’s colloquium series.


[UH_AWM] Spring 2017 1st WIMS

When: Wednesday, February 1 , 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: PGH 646A

We discussed events for this spring semester and plans for our chapter in the future with Professor Konstantina Trivisa of the University of Maryland.

  • Information Sessions for Undergraduate and graduate students, etc
  • how to write a nice CV