I have been involved in a number of activities, including editorial work, conference organization and outreach. Below are descriptions of some of the things I am doing, and have recently done.

I am the associate editor of the new Early Career Section of the AMS Notices.  This series features articles by mathematicians  with advice, on aspects of the profession, for early career people, and those who mentor them.

Introducing the Notices Early Career Section

Read the April EC articles on math Careers in Business Industry and Government

Transitioning from academia to industry?  Here is some advice by Carol Fan

BIG Career developments for Math grad students  by Richard Laugesen, Rachel Levy, and Fadil Santosa

Careers at National Laboratories by Emilie Purvine

Careers in financial engineering by Jim Gatheral and Dan Stefanica

From research mathematician to quantitative researcher by Ursula Gritsch and Melissa Yeung

Industrial research in applied statistics by Taylor Arnold

It’s a BIG world by Jesse Johnson

One year in Washington opens up a whole new world of possibility by Jennifer Pearl

Read the March EC articles on Writing:

Outward Facing Mathematics: A Pitch by Jordan Ellenberg

Preparing Your Results For Publication by Julia Hartmann

The Art of Writing Introductions by John Etnyre

To Write or Not to Write a Book, and When?  by Joe Silverman

Writing, and Reading, Referee reports by Arend Bayer

The February edition is in! The theme is Research:

On Choosing A Thesis Advisor by Robert Lipshitz

Moving Ahead in Your Research by Ellen Eischen

Finding New Problems to Work On by Chris Woodward

Writing for Math Reviews by Kelly Jabbusch

Research with Undergrads by Amanda Folsom and Sam Payne

In our January Premier read:

Rob Lazarsfeld’s piece on keeping a mathematical journal, in time for new year’s resolutions.

An article about the new Notices, with mention of the Early Career Section.

Upcoming Events:

Recent local workshop and conference organization:

Recent more global conference organization:

MATHCAMP Happened!

(check out the link for more details)

With Danny Krashen, I have helped to run MathCamp, a program at UGA for high school aged kids.

Here is a description of this year’s activities.

Here is a YouTube video we made after last year’s activities:

Resources for early career math people:

I was a Co-PI on the UGA AGANT RTG grant, and before that a Co-PI on the UGA VIGRE grant, and mainly in that capacity have given a number of professional development talks for postdocs and graduate students.  For example, here are slides or notes, presented to the students:


Women in Math:

  • During Rutgers Day last spring, the Rutgers AWM group sponsored a Woman in Math booth, which together with the other math department activities, and Corrine Yap’s one woman show “Uniform Convergence” drew a large audience.  Here’s a link to some photos of the day.

You may feel isolated as a woman in your department, but you can travel and meet other women in their early career:

  • Go to conferences and summer schools.  Tell your students and postdocs to do this.  Apply for an AWM travel grant.  Tell your students and postdocs to try to get this funding. Read more here.
  • Have more time to do your work: Apply for a dissertation fellowship from the Association of American University Women.

Read more here.


Back in the day….

In graduate school I was a co-organizer at UTAustin of Saturday Morning Math Group (our website back then)