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 chairs the Education Committee of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and serves on the SIAM Career Opportunities Committee. She is also a member of the steering committee of the BIG Math Network and is on the Mathematics Advisory Group of Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics (TPSE Math).
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 →
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