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) (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)
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 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 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 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 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 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.