AWM Advisory Board

Alejandro Adem, 
University of British Columbia

Alejandro Adem is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Since 2015 he is also CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs, a non-profit Canadian organization focused on developing university/industry connections through internships for graduate students.  More.

Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon

Lenore Blum (PhD, MIT) is Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she is also Faculty Director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, an outgrowth of Project Olympus, an innovation center she founded in 2007 that works with faculty and students to bridge the gap between cutting-edge university research/innovation and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities.  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

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

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

Jeannette M. Wing, 
Data Science Institute, Columbia University

Jeannette M. Wing is Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. From 2013 to 2017, she was a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research.  She is Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department and had been on the faculty since 1985.  From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.  She received her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More