Exploration of a Random Dot Product Graph Model for Neuronal ConnectivityRebecca Goldin
Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 15:00-16:00,
Speaker Bio: Rebecca Goldin holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mathematics, and a B.A., cum laude from Harvard University. Dr. Goldin did postdoctoral work at University of Maryland with a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship before she joined George Mason University, where she is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She has published numerous research articles in internationally recognized mathematics journals, and regularly speaks at conferences across North America, Europe and Asia. She is the recipient of several grants from the National Science Foundation to support her research in mathematics and education. In 2007 she received the Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Associaton of Women in Mathematics and spent the fall semester of 2007 at Cornell University. In 2008, Dr. Goldin was an awardee of George Mason's Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Awards, which recognizes excellence in academic achievement. Since 2004, Dr. Goldin has also been the Director of Research at Statistical Assessment Service (STATS), a nonprofit media education group that aims to improve the scientific discourse in the media. In this capacity she works with journalists and the public on a wide range of scientific and statistical topics. In 2008 she joined the advisory board of Math for America: DC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving math education in secondary public schools in the U.S. She currently serves on the Association for Women in Mathematics Policy and Advocacy Committee, and several Mathematical Association of America and American Mathematical Society committees. Dr. Goldin is a 2012 Nifty Fifty speaker at the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival; she also coaches a Mathcounts team in Fairfax, VA.
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