9th Annual Women in Mathematics Day, Oct. 7

09-17-2015

Prof. Anna Gilbert, Jean E. Rubin Memorial Lecture Speaker 2015The Department of Mathematics will celebrate the many accomplishments of women in mathematics with the 9th Annual Women in Mathematics day on Wednesday. Oct. 7.  Each year a mathematician is invited to give the Jean E. Rubin Memorial Lecture*.  This year's speaker is Prof. Anna Gilbert.

Events include a Graduate Student Meet and Greet co-sponsered by the Purdue chapter of AWM from 2:15 pm until 3:30 pm in the Mathematical Sciences Library Lounge (3rd Floor MATH) with Prof. Gilbert; and refreshments at 4 pm outside of LWSN 1142 prior to the Jean E. Memorial Lecture from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm in LWSN 1142.

Anna Gilbert received an S.B. degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, both in mathematics. In 1997, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and AT&T Labs-Research. From 1998 to 2004, she was a member of technical staff at AT&T Labs-Research in Florham Park, NJ. Since then she has been with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, where she is now the Herman H. Goldstine Collegiate Professor. She has received several awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship (2006), an NSF CAREER award (2006), the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2008), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Douglas Engelbart Best Paper award (2008), the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper award (2010), a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow (2012), and the SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize (2013).

Her research interests include analysis, probability, networking, and algorithms. She is especially interested in randomized algorithms with applications to harmonic analysis, signal and image processing, networking, and massive datasets.

Jean E. Rubin

*Jean E. Rubin was Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University from 1967 until her death in 2002. She received a B.S. from Queen's College in New York City in 1948, an M.A. from Columbia in 1949, and a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1955. She taught at the University of Oregon and Michigan State University before coming to Purdue. Professor Rubin was the author of more than 40 papers and five books in set theory and questions related to the axiom of choice.