Luis A. Melara
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Shippensburg University

Mailing Address & Contact Information:

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

Phone:  (717) 477-1804
Fax:  (717) 477-4009



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-Present
Math Task Force, SACNAS, 1/15-Present
Deputy Chair, Scholarship Committee, The 2015 Richard Tapia Conference, 7/14-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:
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List of Publications & Technical Reports: 
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Professional Membership:

SIAM, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SACNAS, Life Member
Sigma Xi, NIST Chapter
Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Math Society, Shippensburg University Chapter