Our Current Sponsors

National Science Foundation: RTG Grant for Mathematical Logic
University of California, Mathematics Department
University of California, Office of Inclusive Excellence
University of California, School of Physical Sciences
University of California, Graduate Division


trefoil Welcome

We are excited to announce the first ever UCI Diversity in Mathematics Festival! This one day conference aims:

The 2017 festival is Saturday, April 15th. Make sure to save the date!

Make sure to check out our Conference Poster by clicking me!

trefoil Support

This workshop is partially supported by the UCI ADVANCE Program, the UCI Mathematics Department, the UCI School of Physical Sciences, the UCI Graduate Division, as well as an NSF RTG in Mathematical Logic DMS-1044150 (UCI). If you would like to contribute and help sponsor this event, please contact us at diversity_festival@math.uci.edu.

If you would like to volunteer at the festival or help advertise make sure to visit the (support page) for more information.

trefoil Need more information?

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at diversity_festival@math.uci.edu.

[return to top]

trefoil 2017 Organizing Committee

Casey Kelleher

Casey Kelleher is a fifth year UC Irvine President's Year Dissertation Fellow and NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She completed the blended Master's and Bachelor's degree program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (2008-2012). Next year she will begin her NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University, researching geometric analysis.

-- Be brave, take risks and expose vulnerabilities. Without fear of embarrassment nothing can stop you from growing. --

Natalia Komarova

Natalia Komarova is a Professor at the Mathematics Department, UCI. She received her Masters in Theoretical Physics from Moscow State University and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona. She is interested in problems at the interface between mathematics and life sciences, including biology, medicine, social sciences, and linguistics.

-- My advice for students is to do something interesting, something fun, something intellectually challenging. Don’t be afraid of failing because interesting projects, even if unsuccessful, will illuminate the way for further projects and future success. --

Christopher Lopez

Christopher Lopez is a sixth year UC Irvine PhD student who conducts research in geometric analysis. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Columbia University in 2011 and a master's degree in mathematics from UC Irvine in 2013. He will begin a NSF postdoctoral fellowship this fall at UC Santa Barbara, where he will continue to conduct research in geometric analysis.

Alessandra Pantano

Alessandra Pantano is a Lecturer with Security of Employment at the Mathematics Department, UCI. She received her PhD in Mathematics from the Princeton University, but did most of her dissertation work at MIT. She loves teaching and community educational outreach, and is interested in representation theory and mathematics education.

-- Interested in promoting diversity? It may seem overwhelming on your own, but there are many people who are as eager to make changes as you are. You just have to keep looking. --

[return to top]