If you are going to the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics  (ICIAM  2011) in Vancouver DON’T MISS the mini-symposium: Applications from the EDGE.

In this mini-symposium, we will showcase a few of the contributions of young women mathematicians in applied mathematics.  Applications include the Bayesian networks, the study of thin films, cost-benefit analyses of disease treatments, and mathematical models of diabetes.  The speakers will share their excitement in applying mathematics to different areas, and will serve as inspiring role models for other young mathematicians, especially those from under-represented groups.  Adequate time will be reserved for questions from the audience, promoting a lively, interactive atmosphere. The EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) program is dedicated to increasing the number of women with Ph.D.s in mathematics.

TIME AND PLACE: Friday, July 22, 10AM-12PM, Room 119.


Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College, Claremont) CA.


Chandra Erdman, US Census Bureau.

Speakers and titles:

Carla Cotwright (Norfolk State University) “Random graphs and Bayesian networks”.

Omayra Ortega (Arizona State University) , “A cost-benefit analysis based on a stochastic model of rotavirus disease”.

Ellen Petersen (Carnegie Mellon University), “Thin Liquid Films Driven by Surfactant”.

Erica Graham (University of Utah), “Mathematics and Diabetes”.