#### ** About Me **

**Research overview**

My main research interests lie in the areas of numerical analysis, scientific computing and computational physics. Currently I work developing numerical methods for problems arising in the computational simulation of magnetically confined plasmas. I have also interest in the application of integral equation techniques for the study of time domain wave propagation, in the applications and theoretical development of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and the Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method (HDG), and in formulations that involve the coupling of integral and partial differential equations.

My detailed resume can be downloaded below

**Funding**

- 2021-2023,
__NSF-DMS-2137305__"LEAPS-MPS: Hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods for non-linear integro-differential boundary value problems in magnetic plasma confinement". Single PI, USD $250,000.

**Short Bio**

I was born and raised in Mexico City. I got a B.Sc. in Physics (under the supervision of Iouri N. Skiba ) and a M.Sc. in Mathematics (under the supervision of Antonio Capella) both from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I graduated with a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware, where I studied under the supervision of the late Francisco-Javier Sayas. Between 2016 and 2020 I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where my mentor was Antoine Cerfon.

** Diversifying STEM**

I am commited to increasing the diversity in Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). If you have an interest in the mathematical sciences in particular (or in science and engineering in general) but you somehow feel that "you don't belong" please reach out to me. I will be happy to talk about the possibilities available for you and my own personal experiences.

I am currently a faculty mentor for the MΔth Alliance, a nationwide effort to make sure that every student from an under represented or underserved community with an interest in mathematics has the opportunity and the necessary tools to earn a doctoral degree. You can check my mentor profile and learn more about the MΔth Alliance here.

In 2018, as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration of the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians, I was featured by lathisms.org as a prominent early-career Hispanic mathematician. I am humbled and thankful for the honor.

**Publications**

In mathematics, refereed journal articles are considered the main vehicle of dissemination of original research. Because of the nature of mathematical research authors are considered on equal footing and are always listed in alphabetical order. In other words,__ as opposed to other disciplines, there is no "first author".__

**Articles and pre-prints**

- "Multilevel Monte Carlo methods for the Grad-Shafranov free boundary problem".

With Howard Elman and Jiaxing Liang (Computer Physics Communications Vol. 298, 2024, 109099) (arXiv: 2306.13249) - "A boundary-field formulation for elastodynamic scattering".

With George Hsiao and Wolfgang Wendland (Journal of Elasticity, Vol. 153, No. 1, pp. 5-27,December 2022) (arXiv: 2206.12587) - Afternote to Coupling at a distance: convergence analysis and a priori error estimates .

With Nestor Sánchez and Manuel Solano (Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics, vol. 22, no. 4, 2022, pp. 945-970) (arXiv: 2201.01395) - "Surrogate Approximation of the Grad-Shafranov Free Boundary Problem via Stochastic Collocation on Sparse Grids".

With Howard Elman and Jiaxing Liang (Journal of Computational Physics, 448 (2022), paper No. 110699. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2021.110699) (arXiv: 2105.12217) - "Error analysis of an unfitted HDG method for a class of non-linear elliptic problems".

With Nestor Sánchez and Manuel Solano (Journal of Scientific Computing (90), 92, 2022). (arXiv: 2105.03560) - "Time-Dependent Wave-Structure Interaction Revisited: Thermo-piezoelectric Scatterers".

With George Hsiao. (Fluids, 6(3), 2021. doi: 10.3390/fluids6030101) (arXiv: 2102.04118) - "Boundary integral formulations for transient linear thermoelasticity with combined-type boundary conditions".

With George Hsiao (SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis 53(4), 3888 53(4), 3888–3911, 2021. doi: 10.1137/20M1372834) (arXiv: 2010.04909) - "A priori and a posteriori error analysis of an unfitted HDG method for semi-linear elliptic problems".

With Nestor Sánchez and Manuel Solano (Numerische Mathematik. Vol.148 (4), pp.919–958 (2021). doi: 10.1007/s00211-021-01221-8). (arXiv:1911.12298) - "Adaptive hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin discretization of the Grad-Shafranov equation by extension from polygonal subdomains".

With Antoine Cerfon and Manuel Solano (Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 255, pp.107239, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107239) (arXiv:1903.01724) - "Time-domain boundary integral methods in linear thermoelasticity".

With George Hsiao (Dedicated to the memory of Francisco-Javier Sayas) (SIAM Journal of Mathematical Analysis, 52(3),2463-2490, 2020. doi: 10.1137/19M1298652). (arXiv:1910.04884) - "A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin solver for the Grad-Shafranov equation".

With Manuel Solano (Computer Physics Communications. Vol. 235, pp 120-132, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2018.09.013). (arXiv:1712.04148) - "A time-dependent wave-thermoelastic solid interaction".

With George Hsiao, Francisco-Javier Sayas, and Richard Weinacht (IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 39(2):924–956, 04 2018. doi: 10.1093/imanum/dry016). (arXiv:1609.06330) - "Pseudo-spectral collocation with Maxwell polynomials for kinetic equations with energy diffusion".

With Antoine Cerfon (Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 60(2): 025018, 2018. doi: 10.1088/1361-6587/aa963a) (arXiv:1708.09031) - "Evolution of a semidiscrete system modeling the scattering of acoustic waves by a piezoelectric solid".

With Thomas Brown, and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis. Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 423–455, 2018. doi:10.1051/m2an/2017045) (arXiv:1612.04063) - "Symmetric Boundary-Finite Element discretization of time dependent acoustic scattering by elastic obstacles with piezoelectric behavior".

With Francisco-Javier Sayas. (Journal of Scientific Computing, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2017. pp. 1290--1315. doi: 10.1007/s10915-016-0281-y) (arXiv:1603.00289) - “A new and improved analysis of the time domain boundary integral operators for acoustics”

With Matthew Hassell, Tianyu Qiu and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (Journal of Integral Equations and Applications, Vol 29, No. 1, 2017. doi: 10.1216/jie-2017-29-1-107) (arXiv:1512.02919) - "Boundary and coupled boundary-finite element methods for transient wave-structure interaction."

With George Hsiao and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016. pp. 237--265. doi: 10.1093/imanum/drw009) (arXiv:1509.01713) - "A fully discrete Calderón calculus for the two-dimensional elastic wave equation."

With Víctor Domínguez and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (Computers and Mathematics with Applications , Vol. 69, No. 7. 2015. pp. 620--635. doi: 10.1016/j.camwa.2015.01.016)(arXiv:1409.7653)

**Conference proceedings and other publications**

- "The Mathematics of Cathleen Synge Morawetz".

With Irene Gamba, Leslie Greengard, Kevin Payne, Christina Sormani and Terence Tao. (Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 65(07):764–778, Aug 2018.) - "FEM-BEM coupling for transient acoustic scattering by thermoelastic obstacles."

With George Hsiao, Francisco-Javier Sayas and Richard Weinacht. For WAVES 2017 at the University of Minnesota. - "Semidiscrete evolution of elastic waves in a piezoelectric solid."

With Thomas Brown and Francisco-Javier Sayas. For WAVES 2017 at the University of Minnesota. - "A system of boundary integral equations for transient wave-structure interaction."

With Francisco-Javier Sayas. For WAVES 2015 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

**Doctoral Students**

__Ms. Jiaxing Liang.__(2018 - Present)

Graduate program in applied mathematics & statistics and scientific computation (AMSC). University of Maryland-College Park.

Thesis topic: Surrogate models and uncertainty quantification in magnetic plasma confinement.

Co-advised with__Howard Elman__.__Mr. Nestor Sánchez Goycochea__(2018 - 2021)

Graduate program in mathematical engineering. University of Concepción, Chile.

Thesis: Discontinuous Galerkin methods for non-linear problems in plasma physics.

Co-advised with__Manuel Solano__.

After graduation: Postdoctoral scholar, Institute of Mathematics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (IMATE-UNAM)

**Teaching**

# ** Winter 2024 **

** MATH 523B (Graduate Real Analysis)**

**Meeting time:**Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 A.M. --- 10:50 A.M.-
**Meeting place:**Room S359 of the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building. -
**Office hours:**Monday 11:00AM -12:00PM @ENR2 459S, Wednesday 1:00PM-2:00PM @ENR2 459S, Thursday 2:00PM-3:00PM @ENR2 459S.