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Visiting Lecturer Program – January Spotlights

The SIAM Visiting Lecturer Program (VLP) provides the community with a roster of experienced and inspirational applied mathematicians and computational scientists in industry, government, and academia, who can speak on topics that are of interest to developing professional mathematicians. 

Learn more about the following speakers from New York, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, and California and contact them if you are interested in them speaking at your institution.

Leo Grady

SVP of Engineering, HeartFlow | New York City, New York, U.S.

Job Description: Driving technology development, product development, and research.

Other Positions:
 Principal Research Scientist, Siemens

Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering   /   Ph.D. Cognitive and Neural Systems   /   AIMBE, IEEE

Possible Lecture Topic and Audience: Cardiovascular modeling and simulation, image segmentation, medical image analysis, clinical translation of research / Computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, clinical research

Sarah Gaichas

Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA | Washington D.C., U.S.


Job Description: Develop analyses and models to facilitate ecosystem based fishery management.

Education: B.A. English Literature, Swarthmore College   /   M.S. in Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary   /   Ph.D. in Fisheries and Aquatic Science, University of Washington

Possible Lecture Topic and Audience: Applied mathematics and statistics in fisheries science / Undergraduate math majors and beyond

Geographical Constraints: Southern New England states

Gerardo Hernández Correa

Application Engineer Manager, MathWorks | Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.

Job Description:
 Senior Application Engineer at MathWorks

Education: B.S. in Physics   /   M.S. in Applied Mathematics, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Possible Lecture Topic and Audience: Building Computational Thinking / General audience
Possible Lecture Topic and Audience: Machine Learning/ General audience (calculus experience and experience with proofs not required!)

Geographical Constraints: Travels internationally for work and may be able to visit some international Chapters during those trips (U.S., Canada, Latin America and Asia)

Genetha Gray

Lead People Research Scientist, Salesforce | Sacramento, California, U.S.

Job Description:
 Research and development of workforce and HR analytics methodologies.

Other Positions:
 Data Scientist, Intel

Education: B.S. Mathematics (UC Davis)   /   M.A. Mathematics (CSU-Sacramento) & M.A. Computational & Applied Math (Rice)   /   Ph.D. Computational & Applied Math (Rice)

Possible Lecture Topic and Audience: People Analytics: Mathematical Modeling in HR / General audience
Possible Lecture Topic and Audience: Using math skills to building a career in data science / Undergraduate
Possible Lecture Topic and Audience: Optimization of data-based models / Graduate math majors and beyond



Learn more about hosting a speaker at your institution by visiting the Program Guidelines.

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