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Join us for the brand new Reading Group this semester!
The mission is to advance undergraduate and graduate student interdisciplinary collaborations across the STEM fields.
The first meeting is Monday, March 18th at 5:00; Sandbox (Wimberly Library).
The focus will be o
n topics at the intersection of Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
We plan to meet twice a month!

Interest? Please RSVP to SIAM faculty advisor, Dr. Francis Motta  fmotta@fau.edu. 

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Student Chapter Officers

Florida Atlantic University

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


Matthew Trang

President: Mr. Matthew Trang

Email: ttrang2019@fau.edu

Bio:  Matthew Trang graduated from Kyushu University, Japan, with a Master's degree in Mathematics and now he is pursuing his Ph. D. at Florida Atlantic University. He specializes in the applied aspects of commutative algebra, algebraic topology, and algebraic geometry. His current focus is on studying combinatorial neural codes and their algebraic properties. Besides, he is also interested in finding applications of algebra and/or topological data analysis in bio-math problems. 


Vice President: Mr. Deepak Bastola

Email: dbastola2022@fau.edu 


Secretary: Ms. Sulani Thakshila Kottal Baddhe Vidhanalage

She received her B.S. in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and is now pursuing her Ph.D. at FAU with an emphasis on Applied Algebra.  Sulani is a member of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM) and of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) at FAU. In her free time, Sulani enjoys playing indoor and outdoor games.

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Secretary:  Ms. Nicole Abreu

Email:  abreun2019@fau.edu


Treasurer:  Mr. Ganesh Shiwakoti

Email:  gshiwakoti2022@fau.edu

Dr. Motta

Faculty Advisor: Francis Motta, Ph.D.

Dr. Francis Motta is a mathematician specializing in topological data analysis (TDA), dynamical systems, and mathematical biology. He is interested in every aspect of the expansion of the applicability of TDA to existing machine learning & statistical modeling approaches, especially those concerned with the analysis of data derived from spatiotemporal systems. He thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration ... (read more)

Email: fmotta@fau.edu

Personal Webpage: https://www.math.fau.edu/people/faculty/francis_motta.php