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## Mathematics

Maria Mayorga is a professor of personalized medicine in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. She is an expert in developing predictive models of health and economic outcomes using data. Mayorga also works on the allocation of resources for Emergency Medical Service systems using applied probability and mathematical models.

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and past president of the Mathematical Association of America. He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to advance his research interests, which involve applying advanced mathematical principles to the social sciences. Su has a passion for popularizing mathematics.

Adriana Salerno is an associate professor of mathematics and department chair at Bates College. Her research concentrates on number theory, in particular the intersections of number theory with geometry, physics and cryptography. She blogs at inclusion/exclusion, which covers diversity, equity and inclusion in the mathematical sciences.

Mariel Vazquez is a professor of mathematics and of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of California, Davis. She is faculty director of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science. Vazquez’s research lies at the intersection of mathematics, polymer physics and molecular biology.

Trachette L. Jackson is professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan. Her research is in mathematical oncology — developing mathematical approaches that address how tumors progress and how to target them with drugs at the molecular level. She and her colleagues have developed several mathematical models of cancer stem cell-driven tumor growth.