# Achievements

### Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty Bori Mazzag, Kamila Larripa, Viri Macias, Megan Johnson, Ana Sammel and Emma Villegas Mathematics

Bori Mazzag and Kamila Larripa each received a CSU PUMP grant to mentor students in mathematical research for the 2020/2021 academic year. Mazzag will investigate calcium dynamics using differential equations and graph theory with Viri Macias and Megan Johnson, and Larripa will model the interaction between Sars-CoV-2 and the host’s immune system, working with Ana Sammel and Emma Villegas.

Submitted: May 15, 2020Faculty Steven Railsback, Bret Harvey Mathematics

Steven Railsback (adjunct faculty, Mathematics) and Bret Harvey (adjunct, Fisheries Biology) just published the book “Modeling Populations of Adaptive Individuals”, volume 63 in the prestigious Princeton Monographs in Population Biology series. The book presents a new kind of theory for adaptive behavior of individual organisms (e.g., when and where to forage, considering both growth and predation risk) that works in complex individual-based population models. The book builds on HSU’s long tradition in individual-based ecological modeling. https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691195285/modeling-populations-of-adaptive-individuals

Submitted: May 12, 2020Student Charlin Duff, Skye Gibney, Eric Malekos Mathematics

Charlin Duff, Skye Gibney and Eric Malekos received an Honorable Mention for their participation in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Their project used mathematical modeling to make policy suggestions with the goal of mitigating the detrimental effect of plastic waste on the environment.

Submitted: May 8, 2020Faculty Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Kamila Larripa coauthored the paper “A Tutorial Review of Mathematical Techniques for Quantifying Tumor Heterogeneity” which was accepted for publication. The work considers intra-tumor and inter-patient heterogeneity and mathematical models for precision medicine. It will appear in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering.

Submitted: May 8, 2020Student Jahaira Valencia , Berlin Del Aguila, Griffin Kowash, Sam Mendez, Melanie Tapia, Johnny Rasnic, Daisy D. Montalvo , Edwin Espinoza, Julia Vang, Gynell Higby, Joshua Maldonado, Nicole Perry, Charlin Duff, Eric Malekos, Skye Gibney, Ryan Myers, Emily Ord, Alyssa Johnson, Cade Freels, Sonnet Antio, Ana Sammel, Christina Bewley, Mariah Graham, and Thomas Boerne Mathematics

HSU student participants in this year’s international Mathematical Contest in Modeling were Jahaira Valencia , Berlin Del Aguila, Griffin Kowash, Sam Mendez, Melanie Tapia, Johnny Rasnic, Daisy D. Montalvo , Edwin Espinoza, Julia Vang, Gynell Higby, Joshua Maldonado, Nicole Perry, Charlin Duff, Eric Malekos, Skye Gibney, Ryan Myers, Emily Ord, Alyssa Johnson, Cade Freels, Sonnet Antio, Ana Sammel, Christina Bewley, Mariah Graham, and Thomas Boerne. The contest challenges teams to clarify and analyze a real-world open-ended problem and propose a solution within a 99 hour time frame.

Submitted: February 19, 2020Faculty Bori Mazzag, Sonja Manor, Liza Boyle and Ruth Saunders Mathematics

HSU sub-award of the NSF-Funded SUMMIT-P Consortium. SUMMIT-P is a consortium of institutions committed to curricular innovations in the first two years of mathematics to improve the training of students in partner disciplines. Boyle, Mazzag and Saunders attended a SUMMIT-P workshop in Denver, Colorado.

Submitted: February 11, 2020Faculty Abeer Hasan Mathematics

Presented a contributed paper at the Joint Math Meeting in Denver, Colorado, Jan. 15-18, 2020.

Submitted: February 10, 2020Faculty Bori Mazzag Mathematics

Panel discussion/talk at the Joint Mathematics Meetings “Advancing Mathematics Education at Scale” with co-authors Uri Treisman Dana Center, Julie Glass, CSU East Bay, Alana Unfried, CSU Monterey Bay, Michael O’Sullivan, San Diego State University

Submitted: February 10, 2020Faculty Abeer Hasan Mathematics

Was offered a CURM (Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics) grant for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Submitted: February 10, 2020Faculty Bori Mazzag Mathematics

Contributed talk at the Joint Mathematics Meetings “Corequisite courses and the STEM Pathway.”

Submitted: February 10, 2020Faculty Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Was selected for participation in a summer research program for women hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA. MSRI is widely regarded as a world leading mathematical center for collaborative research and is supported by the NSF.

Submitted: January 24, 2020Faculty Peter Goetz Mathematics

The paper Classification, Koszulity and Artin-Schelter Regularity of some Graded Twisted Tensor Products was accepted for publication in The Journal of Noncommutative Geometry, a publication of the European Mathematical Society.

Submitted: January 22, 2020Faculty Peter Goetz Mathematics

Presented an invited talk titled: Graded coherence and noncommutative geometry of certain twisted tensor products in the Special Session on Homological Methods in Algebra at University of Florida for the Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society.

Submitted: January 22, 2020Faculty Robin Carter Mathematics

Presented graphic novel “Discover Cold Fusion” at 22nd Int’l Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Poster Session in Assisi, Italy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsAn1pFngV4&feature=youtu.be

Submitted: January 9, 2020Faculty Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Kamila Larripa has been selected for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute’s summer research program. She will work with collaborators on mathematical modeling of retinal degeneration while in residence.

Submitted: December 17, 2019Faculty Ellery Ames Mathematics

Dr. Ellery Ames and collaborators Haakan Andreasson (Gothenburg University) and Oliver Rinne (HTW-Berlin) have been accepted to the Research in Pairs program at the Oberwolfach Institute for Mathematics.

Submitted: December 9, 2019Faculty Tyler Evans Mathematics

Dr. Tyler Evans and his co-author from ELTE University in Budapest, Hungary published their paper:

Cohomology of Restricted Filiform Lie Algebras ݔʎ»2(p),

Tyler J. Evans and Alice Fialowski, SIGMA 15 (2019), 095, 11 pages. arXiv:1901.07532 https://doi.org/10.3842/SIGMA.2019.095

Faculty Ellery Ames Mathematics

Ellery Ames, Lecturer in Mathematics, jointly with co-authors Florian Beyer, (University of Otago, NZ) and Jim Isenberg (Univ. of Oregon) published a paper entitled “Contracting asymptotics of the linearized lapse-scalar field sub-system of the Einstein-scalar field equations” in the Journal of Mathematical Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5115104

Submitted: October 16, 2019Student Jade Williams, Briana Ramirez, Austin Schenk, Skye Gibney, Eric Malekos, Charlin Duff, Gynell Higby, Nicole Perry, Joshua Maldonado, Johnny Rasnic, Minh Nguyen, Joseph Wertzberger, Ezra Moreno, Daisy Montalvo, Kamila Larripa (adviser) Mathematics

Six students received an Honorable Mention in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling, and eight others were recognized as Successful Participants for their work in this annual competition.

Submitted: May 17, 2019Faculty Ellery Ames (co-authors: Håkan Andréasson, Anders Logg) Mathematics

Published paper in Physical Review D: Cosmic string and black hole limits of toroidal Vlasov bodies in general relativity.

https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.99.024012

Submitted: February 1, 2019