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Rebecca Goldin

posted Jul 8, 2010, 9:01 PM by Glenna Buford   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 9:36 PM by AWM Web Editor ]

Rebecca Goldin received her PhD from MIT in 1999 under the guidance of Victor Guillemin. She then went to University of Maryland with a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship before joining the faculty at George Mason University, where she is currently an associate professor of mathematics. She is also the director of research at STATS, a nonprofit affiliate of George Mason which aims to educate the public and journalists about the responsible use of statistics in reporting. Recently, Goldin was elected to the council of the American Mathematical Society, where she serves on the Science Policy Committee. Goldin's mathematical research centers on questions in symplectic geometry and group actions on manifolds. She has had numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to support her work, and has attended conferences and given talks in many international venues. Last year, Goldin became the first recipient of the Ruth I. Michler Award.