February 2021

FWIMD 2021

Florida Women in Math Day

Florida Women in Mathematics Day (FWIMD) 2021, the third annual event for women in Mathematics, will take place virtually on February 12-13th, 2021. The conference is organized by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Graduate Student chapter at Florida Atlantic University, and it is supported by Lisa Simonyi, the IAS Women and Mathematics Program, the FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences, and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Office of the Dean.

A summit of talks, activities, and workshops

Important Dates

DEC 18th, 2020
Registration Opens

DEC 30th, 2020 (11:59pm EST)
Research Talk Submissions CLOSED

JAN 11th, 2021
Research Talk Acceptance Notification

FEB 11th, 2021 (11:59pm EST)
Registration CLOSED

FEB 12th, 2021
Event Begins

Website Updates

FEB 11th, 2021 The list of speakers is updated

JAN 19th, 2021 The list of panelists is updated

DEC 18th, 2020 Website launched

This event was an effort to collaborate with people from all levels of mathematics
to share their support for women in STEM fields.


Cynthia Diane Rudin

Dr. Cynthia Rudin is a professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistical Science at Duke University, and directs the Prediction Analysis Lab, whose main focus is in interpretable machine learning. She is also an associate director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). Previously, Prof. Rudin held positions at MIT, Columbia, and NYU. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo, and a PhD from Princeton University. She is a three-time winner of the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, was named as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by Poets and Quants in 2015, and was named by Businessinsider.com as one of the 12 most impressive professors at MIT in 2015. She is past chair of both the INFORMS Data Mining Section and the Statistical Learning and Data Science section of the American Statistical Association. She has also served on committees for DARPA, the National Institute of Justice, and AAAI. She has served on three committees for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, including the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, the Committee on Law and Justice, and the Committee on Analytic Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. She is a Thomas Langford Lecturer at Duke University during the 2019-2020 academic year.


Stephen Locke

Dr. Stephen C. Locke serves as the Interim Chair of Mathematical Sciences. He earned his B.Math. and M.Math. from the University of Waterloo in Canada. As an undergraduate at UW, he was a member of the 1974 winning team on the prestigious William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. His Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization in 1982 was also earned at the University of Waterloo. In 1981, Dr. Locke was hired by FAU as an Assistant Professor, and in 1993 he was promoted to Professor. He served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics from 2000 to 2003 and as Associate Chair for a total of 20 years or more. Dr. Locke has over 40 publications in Graph Theory and has recently published in Combinatorial Game Theory. He has had three Ph.D. students graduate. He is a regular member of the department's problem-solving group. Dr. Locke is a Rokudan in Judo, a Godan in Ju-Jitsu, and plays tournament bridge


Marly Gotti

Marly Gotti holds the position of Senior Data Scientist at Biogen, where she helps discover and develop drugs and therapies for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. She obtained her PhD degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Florida in 2019. The theoretical flavor of her research lies in the area of factorization theory and arithmetic of commutative semigroups.

Dominique Outlaw

Hofstra University

Dominique Outlaw holds the position of Associate Professor at Hofstra University where she also serves as the Director of the Executive MBA program and Associate Director for the Center for International Financial Services & Markets. Her research has been published in various journals and presented at several conferences. As a passionate educator and mentor, she teaches undergraduate and Master's courses and serves as the faculty advisor for different student organizations. She obtained her Ph.D. in Finance and BS in Secondary Mathematics Education from Florida State University.

Ha Tran
Concordia University of Edmonton

Ha Tran finished her PhD in Number theory at the University of Tor Vergata in 2015. After that, she was a postdoc at Aalto University School of Science and at the University of Calgary. Currently, she is an assistant professor working at the Concordia University of Edmonton.

Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson is a mathematician in the Cryptographic Technology Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She completed her PhD and MS in mathematics at Florida Atlantic University and BS in mathematics at Baylor University. Her research interests include post-quantum cryptography and privacy-enhancing cryptography.


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