Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica

Professor
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Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica

Professor

Mathematics & Statistics

Cafaro Hall 637

phone: (330) 941-1549

aprietolangarica@ysu.edu

Bio

Dr. Prieto-Langarica 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. Prieto-Langarica'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

      Smith-Murphy 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

      "Agent-Based 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 Self-Mandated Isolation"

      The American Mathematical Society and The Mathematical Association of America

    • 2019

      "Lathisms"

      MAA Focus, The Mathematical Association of America

    • 2019

      "Co-Mentoring 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. 58-64

    • 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. 123-147

    • 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. 1606-1612

    • 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. 167-174

    • 2012

      "Constructing One-Dimensional Continuous Models from Two-Dimensional Discrete Models of Medical Implant"

      Biomath, issue 1209041, p. 1-6

    • 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. 184-192

    • 2011

      "General Model of the Innate Immune Response"

      Technical Report 2011-03, 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. 1741-1750

    • 2010

      "A Cellular Automata Model of S. Epidermidis-Neutrophils Interactions on the Surface of a Medically Implanted Device'"

      Technical Report 2010-01, 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

      Conference-Related
      Rochester Institute of Technology

    • 2015 - present

      Conference-Related
      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