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Malena Inés Español

**Assistant Professor**

**Assistant Professor**

**Office**: CAS 277

**Phone**: +1 (330) 972-6829

**Email**: mespanol @ uakron.edu

**Postal address**:

The University of Akron

Department of Mathematics

Akron, OH 44325-4002

**About me**

Since Fall 2012, I am an assistant professor of applied mathematics at The University of Akron.

From June 2009 to August 2012, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology where I was a member of the Computational Solid Mechanics Group directed by Prof. Michael Ortiz.

In May 2009, I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tufts University where I worked with Prof. Misha Kilmer. The dissertation title is "Multilevel Methods for Discrete Ill-Posed Problems: Application to Deblurring".

I studied Licenciatura (B.Sc.) in Mathematics at Universidad de Buenos Aires.

My research interests are in the areas of computational and applied mathematics, and in particular in numerical analysis and numerical linear algebra. My research consists of designing and analyzing numerical methods for problems arising in solid mechanics, materials science, and image processing. For more details go to Research.

I am a 2013-2014 Project NExT Fellow.

Here is my CV.

**News**

September 16, 2014 - I am giving the talk "Deblurring Images with Mathematical Models" at the SACNAS conference in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday October 18, 2014.

July 8, 2014 - Our paper Optimal Regularization Parameters for General-Form Tikhonov Regularization can be found in the arXiv.

July 8, 2014 - Our paper A Wavelet-Based Multilevel Approach for Blind Deconvolution Problems has been published in the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.

April 15, 2014 - I am now a managing editor for the Journal Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA).

March 28, 2014 - This summer, I will participate in the Undergraduate Faculty Program at the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI).

March 3, 2014 - The Women in Mathematics @ UA has been awarded the 2014-15 MAA Tensor Women and Mathematics Grant.

February 4, 2014 - Due to weather conditions my talk on image processing at the Akron Physics Club has been rescheduled to September 22th, 2014.

January 3, 2014 - I am now a member of the SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee.

December 29, 2013 - I have received the Conquer Chiari Research Grant to work on the project "MRI-Based Classification of Chiari Malformation".

December 13, 2013 - Tim Nixdorf and Dan Rhoads presented the poster "A 1-D Mathematical Model for Carbon Nanoscrolls" at the Mid Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day on Friday November 22nd, 2013.

November 18, 2013 - Our paper "MRI-Based Classifiers in Chiari Malformation I" has been accepted in the Proceedings of the 2013 Midstates Conference on Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics. Michael Wransky presented this work at this conference on Saturday November 16th, 2013.

August 5, 2013 - Our paper "A Gamma-Convergence Analysis of the Quasicontinuum Method" has been published in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation.

March 12, 2013 - I have received The University of Akron Summer Fellowship Research Grant to work on the project "MRI-based Classifiers for the Detection of Chiari Malformations".

**Coming Events**

SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, Atlanta, GA, October 26-30, 2015.