Forward to Professorship
Research and Professional Societies
Jill Pipher
(President of the Association of Women in Mathematics, Director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics, Brown University) (

Nargess Memarsadeghi (Computer Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) (www)

Susan McCahan (Professor, University of Toronto) (www)

Leadership and Service
Pamela Brown (Dean of Arts and Sciences (on leave) New York City College of Technology, CUNY, NSF Program Director) (www)

Grant Agencies and Program Directors

Reza Malek-Madani (Program Director of Computational Mathematics, Office of Naval Research Office)

Pamela Brown (NSF Program Director) (www)

Darla Kremer (NSF Program Director, NSF)

Speakers Bios

Pamela Brown (NSF)

Pamela Brown is currently serving as a Program Director for the National Science Foundation in the Division of Undergraduate Education, for the following programs: Advaced Technological Education (ATE), Mathematics Science Partnerships (MSP), Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) and STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP). She is on leave from her position as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at New York City College of Technology - CUNY, where she worked with the eight departments in the school to fulfill the mission of the college. Dr. Brown received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic University.

Darla Kremer (NSF)

Darla Kremer is currently serving as a program director in the Probability, Combinatorics, and Foundations program of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation. She is on leave from the American Mathematical Society, where she was an associate editor and then the managing editor of Mathematical Reviews. Before coming to the AMS, she taught at Gettysburg College and at Murray State University. Her PhD is in algebraic and enumerative combinatorics.

Reza Malek-Madani (Office of Naval Research Office)

Reza Malek-Madani received his Ph. D. in 1979 in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. During 1979-1981 he served as a Van Vleck Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, and subsequently, during 1981-1983 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Since 1983 he has been on the faculty of the Mathematics Department at the US Naval Academy. He assumed the position of the Director of Research and Scholarship at USNA in 1996 , a position he currently holds. Since 2000 Dr. Malek-Madani has also served as the Program Officer of the Applied and Computational Analysis program at the Office of Naval Research. In that capacity he coordinates all funding aspects associated with the Core, the BASI. Research Challenge program, the Multi-University Research Initiative program, and the Young Investigator Program in applied mathematics.

Susan McCahan (University of Toronto)

Susan McCahan is currently the Vice Dean, Undergraduate in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. She has been with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Toronto since 1992. Her research area is energy systems and engineering education. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of contributions to engineering education has been the recipient of several major teaching awards including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship and the Medal of Distinction in Engineering Education from Engineers Canada. She has developed and taught courses on energy systems and design. Prof. McCahans current research focuses on the design of the engineering education environment.

Nargess Memarsadeghi (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Nargess Memarsadeghi is a computer engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she designs and develops algorithms for processing large scientific data sets with applications in remote sensing, planetary sciences, and astrophysics. She also leads the Educational NASA Computational and Scientific Studies (enCOMPASS) project. Her research interests include image processing, optimization, and data fusion algorithms. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2001, 2004, and 2007 respectively.

Jill Pipher (AWM, Brown University)

Jill Pipher is Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, and Director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). She received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1985, spent five years at the University of Chicago as Dickson Instructor and then Assistant Professor, and came to Brown as an Associate Professor. Her research interests include harmonic analysis, partial differential equations and cryptography. She has published papers in each of these areas of mathematics, co- authored an undergraduate cryptography textbook, and jointly holds four patents for the NTRU encryption and digital signature algorithms. She was a co-founder of Ntru Cryptosystems, Inc, now part of Security Innovation, Inc. Her awards include an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Fellowship, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. In February 2011, she became the President of the Association for Women in Mathematics.