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Fabio Milner

Fabio Milner

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  • Arizona State University
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math, Stat,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics,

Research Interests

Applied mathematics


I was born and raised in Argentina in a middle class family of Argentine-born and raised parents. I did all my schooling in Buenos Aires in public schools, graduating in 1971. I am also a 1971 graduate of Piqua Central High in Ohio. I studied at the University of Buenos Aires, electrical engineering for two years, and mathematics for five and a half. I received the degree of "Licenciado en Matematicas" in March 1976 and then received a five-year Fulbright grant to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, where I received my Ph.D. in 1983. I joined the faculty of Purdue University in August 1983 and remained there for nearly 25 years. In 1994 I became a Full Professor at Purdue University and I also received a Lilly Faculty Open Grant to study for one year Educational Psychology and Achievement Motivation. Thus started my participation in mathematics education and curriculum development. In 2004 I received a grant to study a second discipline for one year, and I devoted it to the study of immunology. I have directed the Ph.D. dissertations of 20 students and been on Ph.D. committees for another 22, in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering. In 2006 I became the director of the Graduate Program at Purdue University and focused on the recruitment of minority students, doubling their number in the two years I was in that position. In 2008 I left Purdue to take the position of Director of First Year Mathematics at Arizona State University. I am presently Director of Mathematics for STEM Education at ASU. Professionally, I divide my time between working for and with students and research in numerical analysis and mathematical biology.