Malena Inés Español
Office: CAS 277
Phone: +1 (330) 972-6829
Email: mespanol @ uakron.edu
University of Akron
Department of Mathematics
Akron, OH 44325-4002
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".
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.
November 18, 2013 - I will give the talk "MRI-based Classifiers for the Detection of Chiari Malformation" in the Research for Lunch Seminar at UA on March 5th, 2014 at noon in the Student Union Meeting Room 316.
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.
November 15, 2013 - Tim Nixdorf and Dan Rhoads will be presenting the poster "A 1-D Mathematical Model for Carbon Nanoscrolls" at the Mid Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day on Friday November 22nd, 2013.
September 19, 2013 - My talk "Wavelet-Based Multilevel Methods for Eigenvalue Problems" has been selected for presentation at the Wavelets in Undergraduate Education Session at the JMM 2014.
August 6, 2013 - I have been invited to give a talk on image processing at the Akron Physics Club on January 27th, 2014.
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".
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 15-18, 2014.
SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Hong Kong, May 12-14, 2014.
MathFest, Portland, OR, August 7-9, 2014.
IUTAM Symposium on Innovative Numerical Approaches for Materials and Structures in Multi-field and Multi-Scale Problems, a symposium on the occasion of Michael Ortiz's 60th birthday, Burg Schnellenberg, Germany, September 1-4, 2014.
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, Cambridge, MA, September 14-18, 2014.
1st Pan-American Congress on Computational Mechanics (PANACM), Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 27-29, 2015.
The 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), Beijing, China, August 10-14, 2015.