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**Upcoming Presentations and Conferences**

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Scince (MS18), Portland, OR, July 9-13, 2018.

SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education (ED18), Portland, OR, July 9-11, 2018.

MAA Ohio Section Spring Meeting, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, April 5-6, 2019.

International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Valencia, Spain, July 15-19, 2019.

**News**

May 7, 2018 - I have been elected to serve as Faculty Senator (2018-2021).

April 28, 2018 - I have earned tenure and been promoted to Associate Professor!!!

April 28, 2018 - I am organizing the minisymposium "Best Practices in Promoting Diversity and Inclusiveness in and Outside the Applied Mathematics Classroom" with Martha Shott at the SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education, Portland, OR, July 9-11, 2018.

April 28, 2018 - Our article "The PCMI Workshop for Mentors: A Weeklong Workshop on Diversity?" has been published in Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

April 28, 2018 - I am giving the talk "Discrete-to-Continuum Modeling of Weakly Interacting Incommensurate Chains" at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS18), Portland, OR, July 9-11, 2018.

April 28, 2018 - I am organizing the WIMM (Women in Math of Materials) Networking Luncheon with Hala A.H. Shehadeh at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials on July 11, 2018, in Portland, OR. Send me an email to mespanol@uakron.edu if you would like to attend.

April 4, 2018 - I have been selected to participate in the MAA PIC Math program!

April 4, 2018 - I will be attending and giving a presentation at the 2018 Infinite Possibilities Conference.

January 31, 2018 - Our paper "Discrete-to-continuum modelling of weakly interacting incommensurate two-dimensional lattices" has been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

November 29, 2017 - I am organizing the "Women in Mathematics of Materials Workshop" with H. A.H. Shehadeh and P. Radu to be held at the University of Michigan’s Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (MCAIM), Ann Arbor, MI, on May 14-18, 2018.

October 20, 2017 - Our paper "Machine learning applied to neuroimaging for diagnosis of adult classic Chiari malformation: role of the basion as a key morphometric indicator" has been published in Journal of Neurosurgery.

September 24, 2017 - My profile appears is Women Do Math.

September 24, 2017 - I have been featured in Lathisms. See my profile here.

September 15, 2017 - Our paper "Discrete-to-Continuum Modeling of Weakly Interacting Incommensurate Chains" has been published in Physical Reviews E.

September 15, 2017 - Our paper "Euler elastica as a gamma-limit of discrete bending energies of one-dimensional chains of atoms" has been published in Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids.

September 15, 2017 - Our paper "Learning regularization parameters for general-form Tikhonov" has been published in Inverse Problems.

July 24, 2017 - Here there is an audio recording of my recent presentation at SIAM Annual A Learning Approach for Computing Regularization Parameters for General-Form Tikhonov Regularization.

March 30, 2017 - Our paper "Machine learning applied to neuroimaging identifies the basion as a key morphometric indicator of adult classic Chiari malformation" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

March 8, 2017 - This summer, I will participate in the Workshop on Increasing Minority Participation in Undergraduate Mathematics at the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI).

January 27, 2017 - I am organizing the minysimposium "Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructures and 2D Materials" with Pat Wilber at the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN17), Pittsburgh, PA, July 10-14, 2017.

January 27, 2017 - I am giving the talk "A learning approach for computing regularization parameters for general-form Tikhonov regularization" at the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN17), Pittsburgh, PA, July 10-14, 2017.

January 27, 2017 - I will be attending the IMA Workshop "Mathematical Modeling of 2D Materials", Minneapolis, MN, May 16-19, 2017.

January 27, 2017 - I am giving the talk "Registry Effects in Carbon Nanostructures" at the Nonconvexity, Nonlocality and Incompatibility: From Materials to Biology Conference, University of Pittsburgh, PA, May 5-7, 2017.

January 27, 2017 - I will give the talk "Math and Image Processing", at the induction ceremony for the mathematics honors society Mu Alpha Theta at St Vincent - St. Mary High School in Akron on February 22, 2017.

August 15, 2016 - I will give one of the plenary lectures at the Ohio Section MAA Fall Meeting to be held in October 28-29, 2016 at the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH.

August 15, 2016 - We have been awarded the NSF-DMS grant for the project "Grain Growth in Graphene: Novel Aspects in Two Dimensions."

July 7, 2016 - Congratulations to Amirreza Hashemi for defending his masters thesis successfully!!!

May 5, 2016 - I am giving the talk "A Learning Approach for Computing Regularization Parameters for Tikhonov Regularization" at the SIAM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 11-15, 2016.

May 5, 2016 - Our paper Euler elastica as a gamma-Limit of discrete bending energies of one-dimensional chains of atoms can be found in the arXiv.

May 5, 2016 - I am organizing the minysimposium "Recent Advances in Image Classification and Recognition" at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Albuquerque, NM, May 23-26, 2016.

May 5, 2016 - I am giving the talk "An Upscaling Procedure for Passing from an Atomistic to a Continuum Model of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA, May 8-12, 2016.

April 5, 2016 - I am organizing the "Women in Mathematics of Materials Networking Luncheon" with Hala A.H. Shehadeh (JMU) and Maria Emelianenko (GMU) at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA, May 8-12, 2016. This is an event in Cooperation with AWM.

October 9, 2015 - I am organizing the minysimposium "Upscaling Models of Crystalline Structures: Analysis and Simulation" with Hala A.H. Shehadeh at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA, May 8-12, 2016.

October 9, 2015 - I am giving the talk "A learning approach for computing regularization parameters for general-form Tikhonov regularization" at the Computational and Applied Mathematics Seminar at Kent State University, OH, on Friday October 16, 2015, at 3:20-4:20 pm in room MSB 211.

July 17, 2015 - Congratulations to Rachel Richards, Dan Rhoads, and Michael Wransky for defending their masters thesis successfully!!!

June 19, 2015 - Our paper Complex mixed-mode oscillatory patterns in a periodically forced excitable Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction model has been published in Chaos.

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".