Luis A. Melara
Professor of Mathematics
Mailing Address & Contact Information:
|Department of Mathematics
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
M 12 Noon - 2pm in MCT 280
T 12 Noon - 2pm in Harley 005
12 Noon - 1pm in MCT 280
Education & Experience:
Assistant Director, Wood Honors College, Shippensburg University, July 2019-Present.
Visiting Scholar, NIMBioS, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2018.
Visiting Scholar, Department of Mathematics, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2018.
Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Spring 2016.
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards & Technology, 2002-2004.
Ph.D. Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 2003.
M.A. Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 2001.
B.S. Applied Mathematics, UCLA, 1996.
Numerical Analysis, Continuous Optimization, Optimal Control, Numerical Solutions to PDEs, Mathematical Biology.
Selected Professional Service:
Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, 1/15-12/20
Co-Chair (6/17-Present), Math Task Force, SACNAS, 1/15-Present
Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, The 2016 Richard Tapia Conference, 7/15-10/16.
Deputy Chair, Scholarship Committee, The 2015 Richard Tapia Conference, 7/14-7/15.
Steering Committee, Institute for Social Inclusion, Shippensburg University, 5/16-Present.
Reviewer, Mathematical Reviews, 5/13-Present.
Associate Editor, SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, 1/12-12/14.
ISRN Journal, AIMS Proceedings,
BIOMATH, Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, Applied
Numerical Mathematics, Applied Math Letters, Keystone Journal of
Undergraduate Research, Optimization Methods and Software, SIAM Review
& SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics.
Two-Page CV: click here
List of Publications & Technical Reports: click here
Presentations: click here
SIAM, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SACNAS, Life Member
SMB, Society for Mathematical Biology
International Exchange Alumni, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State
Sigma Xi, NIST Chapter
Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Math Society, Shippensburg University Chapter