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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

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

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

  2. Erika Camacho, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Stephen Wirkus. Metering Effects in Population Systems. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (2013).

  3. Erika Camacho, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Stephen Wirkus. The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute - a Model of Mentorship Through Research. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (2013).

  4. Erika Camacho, Luis Melara, Cristina Villalobos, Stephen Wirkus. Optimal Control in the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (2013).

  5. Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2013).

  6. W.Caldwell*, B.Freedman*, L.Settles*, M.Thomas*, A.Murillo**, E.Camacho, S.Wirkus. Substance Abuse via Legally Prescribed Drugs: The Case of Vicodin in The United State. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2013).

  7. V.Chastain*, J.Lunsford*, A.Ortega*, R.Reyes-Grimaldo*, E.Camacho. Iron Accumulation in the Cell: A Mathematical Model of Friedreich's Ataxia. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2012).

  8. E.Camacho, S.Wirkus, P.Marshall. Mathematical modeling of fungal infection in immune compromised individuals: Implications for drug treatment. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2011).

  9. Feng Wang, Hongwei Du, Erika Camacho, Kuai Xu, Wonjun Lee, Yan Shi, Shan Shan. On Positive Influence Dominating Sets in Social Networks. Theoretical Computer Science (2011).

  10. J.Baez*, T.Gonzalez*, A.Murillo**, Danielle Toupo*, Rosalia Zarate*, E.Camacho. My BIG Fat Math Model: B-Cell Compensation and Type 2 Diabetes. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2011).

  11. Benjamin Morin, Liana Medina-Rios, Erika Camacho, Carlos Castillo-Chavez. Static Behavioral Effects on Gonorrhea Transmission Dynamics in a MSM Population. Journal Theoretical Biology (2010).

  12. Connie McNeely, Erika Camacho. Conceptualizing STEP Workforce Migration in the Modern World Polity. Social Science Research Network (2010).

  13. Erika Camacho, Miguel Colon, Daniel Hernandez, Ubaldo Rodriguez-Bernier, Jon van Laarhoven, Stephen Wirkus. A Mathematical Model of Photoreceptor Interactions. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2010).

  14. Feng Wang, Erika Camacho, Kuai Xu. Positive Influence Dominating Set in Online Social Networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Proc. of COCOA (2009).

  15. Camacho, Erika, Wirkus, Stephen. The Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute. Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics/ American Mathematical Society (2007).

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Presentations

  1. Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus Modeling Photoreceptor Death and Rescue. Blackwell Tapia Conference. (Nov 2014).
  2. Erika Camacho, Claudio Punzo, Demetrios Vavvas, Stephen Wirkus Modeling Photoreceptor Death and Rescue. WIMIN Conference. (Nov 2014).
  3. Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus Mathematical Models of the Retina and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest. (Aug 2014).
  4. Erika Camacho The Eyes Have It: Mathematical Modeling of the Retina. Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest. (Aug 2014).
  5. Erika Camacho My Trajectory and Mentors Who Carved My Path. College Assistance Migrant Program STEM Migrant Student Leadership institutes. (Jul 2014).
  6. Erika Camacho Incorporating a Global Perspective in STEM Education Through Interdisciplinary Projects. Association of American Colleges & Universities TIDES Institute. (Jul 2014).
  7. Erika Camacho, Claudio Punzo, Stephen Wirkus Mathematical Models of Retinitis Pigmentosa. SIAM Annual Conference (AN14). (Jul 2014).
  8. Erika Camacho, Claudio Punzo, Stephen Wirkus Mathematical Models of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Annual Conference. (Jul 2014).
  9. Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus Inferring Photoreceptor Death and Rescue in Retinitis Pigmentosa from Mathematical Models and In Silico Experiments. Institut de la Vision. (May 2014).
  10. Erika Camacho Advice from My Experience for Graduate Students and Postdocs. Women in Math Lunch Series, MIT. (Mar 2014).
  11. Erika Camacho How can mathematics help us understand certain diseases of the eye. Kids' Tech University, Virginia Tech. (Jan 2014).
  12. Erika Camacho, Pam Marshall, Stephen Wirkus Understanding Gene Regulatory Interactions Through Recurrent Neural Networks. Math Colloquium (Wellesley College). (Nov 2013).
  13. Erika Camacho, Pamela Marshall, Stephen Wirkus It's All Math: Using Mathematics to Solve Real World Problems. SACNAS Annual Conference. (Oct 2013).
  14. Erika Camacho, Pamela Marshall, Stephen Wirkus Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks from mathematical Models. SACNAS Annual Conference. (Oct 2013).
  15. Erika Camacho The Power of STEM and How It Changed My Life. 8th Annual Peach State LSAMP Symposium (Atlanta, GA). (Oct 2013).
  16. Erika Camacho Creating New Science through a Diverse Systems Approach. LMU McNair Scholars Fall Symposium (Loyola Marymount University). (Sep 2013).
  17. Erika Camacho 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).
  18. Erika Camacho, Pamela Marshall, Anarina Murillo Insights into Type 2 Diabetes Using Two Different Mathematical Approaches. Summer Math Institute (SMI), Cornell University. (Jun 2013).
  19. Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Math Colloquium, West Point Academy. (May 2013).
  20. Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Math Colloquium, Pomona College. (Mar 2013).
  21. Erika Camacho How Sheer Determination, Resilience, and a Few Impacting Mentors Can Overcome Adversity. Mathapalooza (Pomona College). (Mar 2013).
  22. Erika Camacho Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Lost. New Frontiers in Medical Science Biotechnology and Medicine Lecture Series. (Nov 2012).
  23. Erika Camacho An Indomitable Spirit in the Making. Field of Dreams Conference. (Nov 2012).
  24. Erika Camacho Mathematical and Computer Modeling: Insights to Social and Physiological Problems. What's Your Passion? Herberger Young Scholars Academy. (Sep 2012).
  25. Erika Camacho Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. SIAM 2012 Annual Conference. (Jul 2012).
  26. Erika Camacho Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. MIT Department of Biology HHMI Special Research Seminar. (Jun 2012).
  27. Erika Camacho Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Cornell University, Center for Applied Mathematics Colloquium. (May 2012).
  28. Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. ARVO - The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2012 Annual Conference. (May 2012).
  29. Erika Camacho Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Purdue University Mathematics Department Colloquium. (Apr 2012).
  30. Erika Camacho Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Infinite Possibilities Conference. (Mar 2012).
  31. Erika Camacho It Takes a Village to Raise a Mathematician. Infinite Possibilities Conference. (Mar 2012).
  32. Erika Camacho Principles of Compartmental Models and Their Implications in Epidemics. What's Your Passion? Herberger Young Scholars Academy. (Jan 2012).
  33. Erika Camacho Insights to Success: Real-Life Adventures of SACNAS Scientists. SACNAS Annual Conference. (Oct 2011).
  34. Erika Camacho Balancing Life and Career. Ford Foundation 2011 Conference. (Oct 2011).
  35. Erika Camacho Sloan program directors workshop. Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. (Oct 2011).
  36. Erika Camacho E-Inspiring STEM Leadership panel. 26th National Hispanic Women's Professional & Leadership Institutes. (Oct 2011).
  37. Erika Camacho Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. ASU's Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Science Center Mini-Workshop. (Jun 2011).
  38. Erika Camacho Latinas in the STEM Disciplines. 2011 Gender Matters Symposium,. (May 2011).
  39. Erika Camacho Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Los Arizona Days, Tucson, AZ.. (Apr 2011).
  40. Erika Camacho Mathematical Models of the Human Eye. MIT Women in Mathematics Lecture Series. (Apr 2011).

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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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Service

  1. MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - present)
  2. MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - present)
  3. MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - present)
  4. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Panel, Member of review panel (2012 - present)
  5. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
  6. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
  7. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
  8. National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
  9. National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
  10. National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - present)
  11. Deeper Engagement Working Group, Office of the Dean for Graduate Education, MIT, Member (2011 - present)
  12. Mentoring & women in STEM at HWC Conference Interview, Interviewed by Pulitzer prize winner Paul B. Roges (2011 - present)
  13. Horizonte Interview, Interview for Public Affairs segment on Horizonte, aired on KAET Public TV (2011 - present)
  14. 2nd Annual Career Fair, Littleton Elementary School, Distinguished Guest Speaker (2011 - present)
  15. Panel on Undergraduate Mathbiology Programs (PUMP), Member (2009 - present)
  16. SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - present)
  17. SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - present)
  18. SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - present)
  19. SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  20. SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  21. Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - present)
  22. Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - present)
  23. Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - present)
  24. Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - present)
  25. Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - present)
  26. Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - present)
  27. SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), Associate Editor (2014 - 2016)
  28. National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2013)
  29. SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - 2013)
  30. Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB), Annual Conference, Local Organizing Committee (2012 - 2013)
  31. Internship Guidelines Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  32. Applied Mathematics Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  33. National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2010 - 2013)
  34. Profiled in SACNAS News, Interview (2012 - 2013)
  35. "First Generation," a Documentary Film, Invited panelist (2012)
  36. New College Dean Search Committee, Member (2012)
  37. National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2012)
  38. What Type of Institution is Right for You?, Invited Plenary Panel Member (2012)
  39. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Conference Session Organizer (2012)
  40. SIAM Workshop Celebrating Diversity Committee Celebrating Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Member (2012)

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