Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica
Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Cafaro Hall 637
phone: (330) 9411549
Bio
Dr. PrietoLangarica is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Youngstown State University and the Director for Academic Programs at the Sokolov Honors College also at YSU. She received her Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008 and her PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. PrietoLangarica's research is in the intersection of mathematics and biology, specifically problems related to the medical field. Recently she started conducting research in data science, mathematics education and public policy.
Research Interests
Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Data Sciences
Teaching Interests
Calculus Sequence, Quantitative Reasoning, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

Education

2012
Ph D, Mathematics
University of Texas at Arlington

2008
BS, Applied Mathematics
University of Texas at Dallas


Awards and Honors

2021
Institute for Teaching and Learning, Youngstown State University
Spring 2021 Fellow

2020
Student Government Association, Youngstown State University
SmithMurphy Award

2020
Youngstown State University
Distinguished Professor Designation for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service

2020
Youngstown State University
Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching

2019
Youngstown State University
Women Leadership Award, Faculty Leader

2019
Youngstown State University
Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Service

2019
Mahoning Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
Athena Award Finalist

2019
The Mathematics Association of America
Alder Award for Excellence in Teaching by early career mathematician

2018
Youngstown State University
Student Service Award

2018
Youngstown State University
Honors Professor Award: For Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Honors

2017
Mahoning Valley Young Professionals
25 Under 35

2015
Youngstown State University
Distinguished Professor Awards for Excellence in Scholarship

2015
Youngstown State University
2015 Campus Diversity Leadership Recognition

2014
Moffitt Cancer Research Center
IMO Workshop Winner ($ 50,000 Grant)

2013
Mathematics Association of America
NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow

2012
Who is Who Among Students in U.S. Universities

2011
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Student Research Representative of UT Arlington (UT Metroplex Day 2011)

2010
Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington
Graduate Student of the Year

2003
Telefonos Mexicanos
TELMEX Scholar, Fellowship for Outstanding Academic Performance

2003
Consejo Nacional De Ciencia y Tecnologia
CONACYT Scholar, Fellowship for Excellence in Science and Technology

2003
Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas
CIMAT Fellow, Graduate Fellowship for Excellent Academic Performance

2001
Mexican National Mathematics Olympiads, Sociedad Mexicana de Matematicas
First Place Winner

1998
State Mathematics Olympiads, Universidad de Guadalajara
First Place Winner


Intellectual Contributions

2022
"A Life in Search of Problems"
MAA FOCUS, The Mathematical Association of America

2021
"Tipsy Cop and Drunk Robber: a Game on Graphs"
Advances and Applications in Discrete Mathematics

2020
"Undergraduate Research in Mathematical Epidemiology"
Birkhauser

2020
"Modeling the Long Term Effects of Thermoregulation on Human Sleep"
Journal of Theoretical Biology In Revisions

2020
"AgentBased Modeling in Mathematical Biology: A Few Examples"
Birkhauser, Forthcoming

2019
"Using Mathematical Modeling to Investigate the Effect of the Sexual Behavior of Asymptomatic Individuals and Vector Control Measure on Zika"
Letters in Biomathematics

2019
"The Unnecessary Struggle of SelfMandated Isolation"
The American Mathematical Society and The Mathematical Association of America

2019
"Lathisms"
MAA Focus, The Mathematical Association of America

2019
"CoMentoring Collaborations"
MAA Focus, The Mathematical Association of America

2019
"Advising Underrepresented Minorities in Mathematics Research"
The Mathematical Association of America

2019
"2019 Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences"
The American Mathematical Society

2018
"Searching for a Sense of Belonging"
Rowman & Littlefield

2018
"2018 Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences"
American Mathematical Society

2017
"A Cellular Automata Model of Bone Formation"
Mathematical Biosciences, volume 286, p. 5864

2016
"Lathisms: Latinos and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences"
American Mathematical Society

2016
"Exploring Undergraduate Research with Diverse Mathematicians at MAA MathFest"
The National Association of Mathematicians

2015
"Effects of Thermoregulation on Human Sleep Patterns: A Mathematical Model of Sleep/Wake Cycles with REM/NREM Subcircuit"
Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine, The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, volume 158, p. 123147

2015
"Contagious: A Network Science Approach to Defending Your Digital World"
Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CICCADA) a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

2013
"Upscaling from Discrete to Continuous Mathematical Models of two Interacting Populations"
Computers and Mathematics with Applications, volume 66, issue 9, p. 16061612

2012
"Discrete and Continuous Approaches to Modeling Cell Movement in the Presence of a Foreign Stimulus"
Computers and Mathematics with Applications, volume 64, issue 3, p. 167174

2012
"Constructing OneDimensional Continuous Models from TwoDimensional Discrete Models of Medical Implant"
Biomath, issue 1209041, p. 16

2011
"Resting Stages and the Population Dynamics of Harmful Algae in Batch Cultures and Chemostats"
Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington

2011
"Mathematical Modeling of Chemoatractant Effects on Cell Movement"
AIP Conference Proceedings, volume 1404, p. 184192

2011
"General Model of the Innate Immune Response"
Technical Report 201103, Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington

2011
"A Cellular Automata Model of Infection Control on Medical Implants'"
Applications and Applied Mathematics (AAM), volume 6, issue 11, p. 17411750

2010
"A Cellular Automata Model of S. EpidermidisNeutrophils Interactions on the Surface of a Medically Implanted Device'"
Technical Report 201001, Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington


Professional Service

2022  present
Member
OPEN Math Advisory Board 
2022  present
Editorial Review Board Member
Mathematical Association of America FOCUS Editorial Board 
2021  present
Editor, Associate Editor
La Matematica, Official Journal of the Association for Women in Mathematics 
2018  present
Other
UT Arlington Mathematics Competition 
2018  present
Workshop Organizer
National Science Foundation 
2018  present
Committee Member
National MAA 
2018  present
Other
MAA Texas Section Meeting Calculus Bowl, UT Tyler 
2018  present
Other
MAA Texas Section Meeting Calculus Bowl, UT Tyler 
2018  present
Other
MAA Texas Section Meeting Calculus Bowl 
2018  present
Other
MAA Resources for Minority Faculty and Students 
2018  present
Officer, Other Officer
MAA BioSigma 
2018  present
Other
Lathisms.org 
2017  present
Member
Mathematical Association of America Membership Committee 
2017  present
Member
Mathematical Association of America BioSigma Webmaster. 
Unknown
ConferenceRelated
Rochester Institute of Technology 
2015  present
ConferenceRelated
Hamner Conference Center at the NC Biotechnology Center
Durham, North Carolina 
2014  present
Attendee, Meeting
Moffitt Cancer Research Center 
2014  present
Mathematical Association of America 
2013  present
Workshop Organizer
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota 
2009  2012
Other
Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX


Public Service

2019  present
Other
OCCHA (Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispano Americana) 
2018  present
Board Member
WYSU (Local NPR Station) 
2017  present
Board Member
OCCHA (Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispano Americana) 
2016  present
Other
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mahoning Valley 
2013  present
Other
OCCHA (Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispano Americana) After School Program
