Professional Service

Offices Held

  • Secretary, AAAS Section A (Mathematics) 2018-2022
  • Vice President for Science Policy, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2009-2013
  • Chair, Committee on Science Policy, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2009-2013
  • Member, Committee on Science Policy, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2009-present
  • Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Committee on Committees, 2008-2009

Editorial Boards/Advisory Boards

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 2016-Present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, BMC Systems Biology, 2013-Present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Algebra, 2008-Present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 2008-2016.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Symbolic Computation, 2003-Present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Applied Mathematical Sciences book series, Springer Verlag.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Mathematical Modelling: Theory and Applications book series, Springer Verlag
  • Member, Advisory Board, “Multiscale Immune System Simulator for the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes, European Framework 7 project coordinated by Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche, Italy, 2013-Present.
  • Member, Host-Pathogen Working Group, Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center, Emory University, 2013-Present.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Visual Analytics in Biology Curriculum Network, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, NSF funded, 2011-2013.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, 2011-2013.
  • Member, Steering Committee for Activity Group in Algebraic Geometry, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
  • Member, Minority Serving Institutions Advisory Council, Virginia Tech, 2008-2009.
  • Member, Program Committee, 9th Annual Computational Genomics Conference, Baltimore, 2006.
  • Member, External Advisory Committee, Alliance for the Advancement of Biomedical Research Excellence in Puerto Rico (AABRE-PR) 2005-Present.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program “Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology,” Virginia Tech, 2003-2013.
  • Member, External advisory committee to the NIH-funded Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, University of Puerto Rico, 2003-2006.

Other Selected Professional Service

  • Member, Program Committee, 15th Conference on Computational Methods for Systems Biology, Sept. 27-29, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Member, Member, MIRA Study Section, NIGMS, 2016.
  • Member, Study Section on Multiscale Modeling, NIBIB, March 2014-2015.
  • Ad hoc member, NIH “Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems (MABS)” Study Section, 2013-2016.
  • Ad hoc member, NIAID Study Section, Omics Technologies for Predictive Modeling of Infectious Diseases, February 2013.
  • Editor, Special issue, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73, 2011, Algebraic Methods in Mathematical Biology.
  • Co-editor, Special issue on “Biomathematics: Newly developed applied mathematics and new mathematics arising from biosciences,” Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, December 2011.
  • Ad Hoc Member, Study Section on Cancer Genetics, National Cancer Institute, October 2010.
  • Expert Witness at Congressional Hearing on 21st Century Biology, Subcommittee on Research and Education of the House Committee on Science and Technology, June 29, 2010.
  • Founder and President of Kids’ Tech University (http://kidstechuniversity.org), 2009-present.
  • Member, Study Section on Molecular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, 2009.
  • Member, Study Section on Biological Data Management and Analysis, National Institute for General Medical Sciences, 2010.
  • Reviewer for National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Academy of Sciences.
  • Reviewer for Various Mathematical and Scientific Journals.
  • Seminar leader, NSF REU Summer Institute in Mathematics for Undergraduates, University of Puerto Rico, summer 2000, 2001.
  • Co-teacher of MAA Minicourse at 1995 National Meetings of AMS/MAA on “Teaching with Original Sources”.

Program and Conference Organization

  • Member, Program Committee, 12th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, 2014.
  • Member, Program Committee, 5th International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology, Munich, Germany, 2014.
  • Co-chair, International Conference on Cell Biology, Virginia Tech, 2013.
  • Member, Program Committee, 2012 RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges, San Francisco.
  • Member, Program Committee, SIAM Conference on Applications of Algebraic Geometry, Colorado State University, 2013.
  • Co-organizer, Working Group on Optimal Control of Agent-based Models, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), University of Tennessee, 2011-2013.
  • Member, Program Committee, 21st International Conference on Database and Expert System Applications, 2010.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Workshop on “Bootcamp on Cancer Modeling,” Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, September 2010.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Workshop on “Mathematical Developments Arising from Biology,” Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, November 2009.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 2011-2012 program on “Stochastics in Biological Systems,” Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Workshop on “Optimal Control and Optimization for Individual-based and Agent-based Models,” National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee (NIMBioS), December 2009.
  • Program Leader, Program on Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology and Statistics, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2008-2009.
  • Co-organizer, Special Session on “Combinatorics and Discrete Dynamical Systems,” First Joint International Meeting of AMS and Shanghai Mathematical Society, Shanghai, China, 2008.
  • Co-organizer, Special Session on “Biomathematics: Newly Developed Applied Mathematics and New Mathematics Arising from Biosciences,” First Joint International Meeting of AMS and Shanghai Mathematical Society, Shanghai, China, 2008.
  • Member, Program Committee, 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics Research and Development (BIRD), Vienna, Austria, 2008.
  • Member, Program Committee, Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), 2008.
  • Member, Program Committee, RECOMB Systems Biology, 2007-present
  • Co-organizer, 1st Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM), Alberta, Canada, 2007.
  • Co-organizer, Atlantic Coast Conference on Mathematics in the Life and Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2007.
  • Organizer, AMS Short Course on Mathematical Methods in Computational Biology, AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Meetings, San Antonio, 2006.
  • Co-organizer and Co-principal Lecturer, MSRI Graduate Summer Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Computational Biology, 2006.
  • Member, Program Committee, First International Conference on Algebraic Biology, Tokyo, 2005.
  • Organizer, Session on Genetic Networks, International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), University of Notre Dame, 2002.
  • Co-organizer, Joint U.S.-Canadian Conference on Symbolic Computational Algebra, Waterloo, Ontario, 2002.
  • Member, Program Committee, International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation(ISSAC) 2001.
  • Co-organizer, AMS-SIAM Summer Conference “Symbolic Computation and Polynomial System Solving,” 2000.
  • Organizer, Conference on “Cryptography as a Teaching Tool,” for NM High School Teachers, 1998.
  • Co-organizer of an AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry, Joint Annual Meetings of the AMS/MAA/SIAM, San Diego, January 1997.
  • Co-organizer of 22nd NMSU Holiday Symposium on “Rewriting techniques and Gröbner Bases,” January 1996.
  • Co-organizer of a Contributed Paper Session on “Teaching with Original Sources” at the 1995 National Meetings of the AMS/MAA.
  • Co-organizer of 21st NMSU Holiday Symposium on “Gröbner Bases and Convex Polytopes,” December 1994.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Society for Mathematical Biology
  • International Society for Systems Biology