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Erika.Camacho@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
Math & Natural Sciences Div
Faculty
Mail Code: 2352

FAB N124; Mathematical and Natural Sciences New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Map)
(602)543-8156

Bio

After earning her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Cornell University in 2003, Erika T. Camacho spent a year as a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She then held a tenure-track faculty position at Loyola Marymount University, while also co-directing the Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute (AMSSI), before arriving at ASU in 2007. She continues to serve as co-director of AMSSI, and was co-principal investigator for two grants from the National Security Agency providing funding for the summer institute.

Dr. Camacho conducts research at the interface of mathematical applications to biology and sociology. Some of her projects include mathematically modeling the transcription network in yeast, the interactions of photoreceptors, social networks, and fungal resistance under selective pressure.

Among the publications she has co-authored are "Positive influence dominating set in online social networks" in Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences; "Dynamics of Two van der Pol Oscillators Coupled via a Bath" in International Journal of Solids and Structures; "‘Traveling Wave' Solution of FitzHugh Model with Cross-Diffusion" in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering; and "Alcohol's Effect on Neuron Firing" in The Mathematical Scientist.

Dr. Camacho has received various awards including a Citation from the U.S. National Security Agency for her excellent work in mentoring and guiding undergraduate research. She has made extensive contributions of service and outreach at the national level, such as serving as a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee for the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the Advisory Board for the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), the task force for expanding mathematical activities at SACNAS, and the Panel on Undergraduate Math-bio Programs (PUMP). She is a Ford Fellow, Sloan Fellow, and a Mellon Mays Fellow.

Dr. Camacho's invited presentations range from panel presentations, research talks, and keynote addresses on "Overcoming Adversity," "The Forces Behind my Drive, Before, During, and After Graduate School," "Taking the Next Steps," and "Mentoring for Success - A Mathematical Perspective," the latter before the Associateship and Fellowship Program Advisory Committee of the National Academies of Science.

 

Research Interests

Current Research Interests

Mathematical Modeling, Dynamical Systems, Networks, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Sociology, Differential Equations, Mathematics Education.


More info at my research page.

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 792 Research
MAT 271 Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II
MAT 462 Applied Partial Diff Equations
MAT 493 Honors Thesis
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 792 Research

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 590 Reading and Conference
AML 792 Research
AML 799 Dissertation
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 592 Research
AML 790 Reading and Conference
AML 792 Research
MAT 271 Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II
MAT 275 Modern Differential Equations
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 590 Reading and Conference
AML 792 Research
MAT 271 Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 592 Research
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 592 Research
AML 792 Research
AML 799 Dissertation
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 271 Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 275 Modern Differential Equations
MAT 450 Mathematical Models in Biology
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * , Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * , Berger,Roger L , Camacho,Erika T , Kang,Yun , Wirkus,Stephen A. , . ASU-Sloan Program for Exceptional Mentoring (PEM) (ASUF 30006275). ASU FDN (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017).
  2. Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * , Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * , Camacho,Erika T , Chowell-Puente,Gerardo , Wirkus,Stephen A. , . International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Project Proposal: Population Dynamics and Complex Systems: Challenges and Opportunities. NSF-OIA (10/1/2013 - 9/30/2016).
  3. Camacho,Erika T Wirkus,Stephen A. . REU Site: The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute. NSF-MPS-DMS (5/1/2013 - 4/30/2018).
  4. Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * Camacho,Erika T Wirkus,Stephen A. . Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute. NSA (4/1/2013 - 3/31/2014).
  5. Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * Camacho,Erika T Suslov,Sergei K Wirkus,Stephen A. . GAANN Fellowships in Applied Mathematics in the Life and Social Sciences. ED-PSE (8/16/2012 - 8/15/2015).

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