Luis A. Melara
Professor of Mathematics
Shippensburg University

Mailing Address & Contact Information:

Department of Mathematics
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257

(717) 477-1804
(717) 477-4009

Office Location:  MCT 280

Office Hours:  Fall 2021:
                       M 12 Noon - 2pm in MCT 280
                        T  12 Noon - 2pm in Harley 005
                        W 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

Professional Membership:

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