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.
Here is my CV.
This summer, undergraduate students Christopher Brandt, Hannah Lebo, and Michael Wransky will join me in several research projects.
May 14, 2013 - Our paper "A Gamma-Convergence Analysis of the Quasicontinuum Method" has been accepted for publication in SIAM 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".
Tenth Annual Conference on Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM13), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, May 31 - June 2, 2013.
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA, June 9-12, 2013.