AWM Advisory Board

Jennifer Chayes, 
Microsoft Research

Jennifer Tour Chayes is Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which she co-founded in 2008, and Microsoft Research New York City, which she co-founded in 2012. Chayes was Research Area Manager for Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Cryptography at Microsoft Research Redmond until 2008. | More


Carolyn Gordon, 
Dartmouth College

Carolyn S. Gordon is currently the Benjamin Cheney Professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College.  She is the author of over sixty research papers in Riemannian geometry as well as several articles in popular journals such as the Mathematical Intelligencer.| More

Mary Gray, American University
Professor Mary W. Gray is a statistician and lawyer with extensive experience in research and teaching in statistics, mathematics, mathematics education, and human rights.  She has worked on programs throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia,focusing on survey design, information gathering, and data analysis.| More

Mark Green,
University of California

Mark is Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He was co-founder of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics and its Director (2001-2008).  He was Vice-Chair of the National Academies study “The Mathematical Sciences in 2025.”  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Mathematical Society.| More 

Joan Leitzel, 
University of New Hampshire, Ohio State University

Joan Leitzel was a professor of mathematics at Ohio State for 25 years and moved into administration as Associate Provost for Curriculum and Instruction. In 1990 she went to the National Science Foundation as a division director in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, and then assumed the position of Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
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Po-Shen Loh, 
Carnegie Mellon University and Expii

Po-Shen Loh is a math enthusiast and evangelist. He is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team, and the founder of, an education technology platform providing free creative math puzzles and personalized learning on every Internet device. | More

Linda Ness,
Rutgers University and QEDelta LLC

Linda Ness is a Chief Scientist in Applied Communication Sciences’ Applied Research Laboratory. Applied Communication Sciences is now a Business of the SI. For the past 6 years her research focus has been: Geometry of Data. | More

Kristin Swanson, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Swanson received her BS in Mathematics in 1996 from Tulane University  followed by her MS 
(1998) and PhD (1999) in Mathematical Biology from the University of Washington. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in Mathematical Medicine at UCSF, she joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2000, with appointments in both Neuropathology and Applied Mathematics. In 2015, she joined Mayo Clinic in Arizona as Professor and Vice Chair of the department of Neurological Surgery. She also holds appointments at Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Institute. | More

Kathryn Uhrich, UC Riverside