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Math & Natural Sciences Div

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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.

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

More info at my research page.

Course Number | Course Title |
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AML 792 | Research |

MAT 270 | Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I |

MAT 462 | Applied Partial Diff Equations |

MAT 492 | Honors Directed Study |

MAT 493 | Honors Thesis |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

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MAT 270 | Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I |

MAT 450 | Mathematical Models in Biology |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

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AML 792 | Research |

MAT 271 | Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II |

MAT 462 | Applied Partial Diff Equations |

MAT 493 | Honors Thesis |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

Course Number | Course Title |
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MAT 492 | Honors Directed Study |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

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AML 792 | Research |

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AML 590 | Reading and Conference |

AML 792 | Research |

AML 799 | Dissertation |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

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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 |

Course Number | Course Title |
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AML 590 | Reading and Conference |

AML 792 | Research |

MAT 271 | Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

Course Number | Course Title |
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AML 592 | Research |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

Course Number | Course Title |
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AML 592 | Research |

AML 792 | Research |

AML 799 | Dissertation |

MAT 210 | Brief Calculus |

MAT 271 | Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II |

MAT 499 | Individualized Instruction |

Transforming the Undergraduate Research Experience Through Sustained Mentoring: Creating a Strong Support Network and a Collaborative Learning Environment. New Directions in Higher Education (2015).

.Parameter Estimation for Gene Regulatroy Networks from Microarray Data: Cold Shock Response in Saccharaomyces cerevisiae. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (2015).

.Mathematical modeling of fungal infection in immune compromised individuals:The Effect of back mutation on drug treatment. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2015).

.Book chapter: A Stochastic Model of the Melanopsin Phototransduction Cascade. Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine. Springer (2015).

.The Development and Interaction of Terrorist and Fanatic Groups. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2013).

.Metering Effects in Population Systems. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (2013).

.The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute - a Model of Mentorship Through Research. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (2013).

.Optimal Control in the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (2013).

.Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2013).

.Substance Abuse via Legally Prescribed Drugs: The Case of Vicodin in The United State. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2013).

.Iron Accumulation in the Cell: A Mathematical Model of Friedreich's Ataxia. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2012).

.Mathematical modeling of fungal infection in immune compromised individuals: Implications for drug treatment. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2011).

.On Positive Influence Dominating Sets in Social Networks. Theoretical Computer Science (2011).

.My BIG Fat Math Model: B-Cell Compensation and Type 2 Diabetes. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2011).

.Static Behavioral Effects on Gonorrhea Transmission Dynamics in a MSM Population. Journal Theoretical Biology (2010).

.Conceptualizing STEP Workforce Migration in the Modern World Polity. Social Science Research Network (2010).

.A Mathematical Model of Photoreceptor Interactions. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2010).

.Positive Influence Dominating Set in Online Social Networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Proc. of COCOA (2009).

.The Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute. Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics/ American Mathematical Society (2007).

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- Meta-analysis Perspectives on Interdisciplinary and Applied Learning. AAC&U STEM Conference "Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education". (Nov 2015).
- The Role of RdCVF in Photoreceptor Degeneration. SMNS Seminar (Lightning Talks). (Sep 2015).
- The Role of RdCVF in Photoreceptor Degeneration. International Congress on Industrial and Applied Math (ICIAM), Beijing. (Aug 2015).
- Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring towards PhDs (PUMP). CSU Alliance Summer Program in Mathematics, "My Trajectory and Mentors Who Carved My Path", Pomona. (Jul 2015).
- My research, passion, and story: the intersection of modeling photoreceptor degeneration, diversifying the mathematical sciences, and contributing to a strong scientific workforce. 2015 Annual Conference of the Great Lakes Section of SIAM. (May 2015).
- Insights to Success: Before, During, and After Graduate School Through My Story. UCI Physical Sciences Undergraduate Seminar, UC Irvine. (Apr 2015).
- Mathematical Biology. AWM Research Symposium, Univ of MD College Park. (Apr 2015).
- Modeling Photoreceptor Death and Rescue. Latinos in Mathematics Conference, IPAM. (Apr 2015).
- The intersection of adversity, resilience, tenacity, and models of photoreceptor degeneration: My story, passion, and research. Opportunities in Mathematical Sciences: A Workshop for Emerging Scholars, UC Irvine. (Apr 2015).
- Resilience, tenacity, and hard work: My story, your future, and our responsibility to create a strong quantitative community. AFFIRM Distinguished Lecture, University of San Diego. (Mar 2015).
- Interdisciplinary Research: Making a successful transition from student or postdoc to faculty in a student focused environment. AFFIRM Workshop for Faculty, University of San Diego. (Mar 2015).
- The intersection of adversity, resilience, tenacity, and models of photoreceptor degeneration: My story, passion, and research. Infinite Possibilities Conference. (Mar 2015).
- Modeling Photoreceptor Death and Rescue. Blackwell Tapia Conference. (Nov 2014).
- Modeling Photoreceptor Death and Rescue. WIMIN Conference. (Nov 2014).
- Mathematical Models of the Retina and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest. (Aug 2014).
- The Eyes Have It: Mathematical Modeling of the Retina. Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest. (Aug 2014).
- My Trajectory and Mentors Who Carved My Path. College Assistance Migrant Program STEM Migrant Student Leadership institutes. (Jul 2014).
- Incorporating a Global Perspective in STEM Education Through Interdisciplinary Projects. Association of American Colleges & Universities TIDES Institute. (Jul 2014).
- Mathematical Models of Retinitis Pigmentosa. SIAM Annual Conference (AN14). (Jul 2014).
- Mathematical Models of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Annual Conference. (Jul 2014).
- Inferring Photoreceptor Death and Rescue in Retinitis Pigmentosa from Mathematical Models and In Silico Experiments. Institut de la Vision. (May 2014).
- Advice from My Experience for Graduate Students and Postdocs. Women in Math Lunch Series, MIT. (Mar 2014).
- How can mathematics help us understand certain diseases of the eye. Kids' Tech University, Virginia Tech. (Jan 2014).
- Understanding Gene Regulatory Interactions Through Recurrent Neural Networks. Math Colloquium (Wellesley College). (Nov 2013).
- It's All Math: Using Mathematics to Solve Real World Problems. SACNAS Annual Conference. (Oct 2013).
- Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks from mathematical Models. SACNAS Annual Conference. (Oct 2013).
- The Power of STEM and How It Changed My Life. 8th Annual Peach State LSAMP Symposium (Atlanta, GA). (Oct 2013).
- Creating New Science through a Diverse Systems Approach. LMU McNair Scholars Fall Symposium (Loyola Marymount University). (Sep 2013).
- Benjamin E. Mays Address: Solidifying Our Understanding of Medical and Physiological Challenges as a Result of New Technologies and Ingenuity. Mellon Mays Summer Conference (Bryn Mawr College). (Jun 2013).
- Insights into Type 2 Diabetes Using Two Different Mathematical Approaches. Summer Math Institute (SMI), Cornell University. (Jun 2013).
- Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Math Colloquium, West Point Academy. (May 2013).
- Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Math Colloquium, Pomona College. (Mar 2013).
- How Sheer Determination, Resilience, and a Few Impacting Mentors Can Overcome Adversity. Mathapalooza (Pomona College). (Mar 2013).
- An Indomitable Spirit in the Making. Field of Dreams Conference. (Nov 2012).
- Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Lost. New Frontiers in Medical Science Biotechnology and Medicine Lecture Series. (Nov 2012).
- Mathematical and Computer Modeling: Insights to Social and Physiological Problems. What's Your Passion? Herberger Young Scholars Academy. (Sep 2012).
- Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. SIAM 2012 Annual Conference. (Jul 2012).
- Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. MIT Department of Biology HHMI Special Research Seminar. (Jun 2012).
- Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Cornell University, Center for Applied Mathematics Colloquium. (May 2012).
- Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. ARVO - The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2012 Annual Conference. (May 2012).

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- 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).
- 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-OD-OIA (10/1/2013 - 9/30/2016).
- Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * , Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * , Camacho,Erika T , Mubayi,Anuj , Wirkus,Stephen A. , . REU Site: The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute. NSF-MPS-DMS (5/1/2013 - 4/30/2018).
- Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * Castillo-Chavez,Carlos * Camacho,Erika T Wirkus,Stephen A. . Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute. NSA (4/1/2013 - 3/31/2014).
- 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 - 8/15/2016).

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- MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - present)
- MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - present)
- MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - present)
- MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - present)
- NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Panel, Member of review panel (2012 - present)
- National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
- National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
- National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
- National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
- National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
- National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
- SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - present)
- SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - present)
- SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - present)
- SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - present)
- SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - present)
- Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - present)
- Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - present)
- Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - present)
- Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - present)
- Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - present)
- Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - present)
- Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - present)
- Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - present)
- AMS-MAA MathFest Joint Lecture Committee, Member (2015 - 2017)
- SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), Associate Editor (2014 - 2016)
- Road to the University Recruitment Day, Speaker (2015)
- National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - 2015)
- National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2013)
- SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - 2013)
- Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB), Annual Conference, Local Organizing Committee (2012 - 2013)
- Internship Guidelines Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
- Applied Mathematics Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
- National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2010 - 2013)
- Profiled in SACNAS News, Interview (2012 - 2013)
- "First Generation," a Documentary Film, Invited panelist (2012)
- New College Dean Search Committee, Member (2012)
- National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2012)
- What Type of Institution is Right for You?, Invited Plenary Panel Member (2012)

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