Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Her interests are in mathematical and computer models that play a part in real world applications such as movie animation, the development of materials which can be engineered in the future, and cancer growth. She co-directs the national PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) Program, and she is a founding co-director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP). She serves on the Science Policy Committees of both the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She is also a member of the steering committee of the BIG Math Network and is the recipient of the 2019 Humphreys Award for Mentoring from the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).
Computational modeling drives everything from making animation more art-directable, to experimenting with theories of cancer growth without getting dirty, to the design of materials later used in engineering. In a “laptop laboratory,” mathematicians can explore how information would travel through… Learn more →