Cameron University to present “Careers in Applied Mathematics” panel session

The Cameron University Department of Mathematical Sciences will present “Careers in Applied Mathematics,” a panel session that is open to the public. The panel will take place Monday, November 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Wichita Room of the Shepler Center.

“College graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have a multitude of career paths ahead of them,” says Dr. Narayan Thapa, Chair, CU Department of Mathematical Sciences. “Mathematics and statistics are fundamental to a wide variety of fields. This panel will present attendees with an overview of some of the career possibilities they might wish to explore.”

CU student Melvin Lipka, a senior with degrees in mathematics and computer science will moderate the panel session. Panelists are Dr. Ioannis Argyros, Dr. Sean Crowell, Dr. Jean-Jacque Kengwoung-Keumo and Dr. Kevin Long.

A member of the CU faculty since 1990, Argyros has published 30 books and more than 900 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of numerical analysis, numerical functional analysis, optimization, applied mathematics, applied physics and mathematical economics. Argyros is the recipient of the Distinguished Research Award from the Southwest Oklahoma Advanced Technology Association.

Crowell is a postdoctoral research scientist at the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the National Weather Center located at the University of Oklahoma. His current research is working on data assimilation applied to carbon cycle models. At the National Severe Storms Laboratory, he worked on data assimilation with boundary layer thermodynamic profilers (i.e., instruments that estimate the temperature and moisture in the lowest kilometers of the atmosphere). Crowell is interested in solving applied mathematics problems that arise from atmospheric science and meteorology, especially modeling issues such as model selection, predictability, and uncertainty propagation through models. Other interests include communication of research to the public and the increased involvement of mathematicians in the applied sciences.

Kengwoung-Keumo joined the faculty of Cameron University in August 2012 after earning a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from New Mexico State University earlier that year. His research interests include mathematical and statistical modeling in environmental and biomedical sciences.

An associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University, Long is an applied mathematician working in scientific computing and mathematical modeling applied to physics, biology and engineering. Prior to that, he worked on a variety of mathematical problems with applications to national defense, energy and the environment, and biomedical instrumentation at Sandia Livermore.



November 7, 2016