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Dr. Ivelisse Rubio

Dr. Ivelisse Rubio

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  • University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Pure Mathematics,

Research Interests

Number Theory (Primary)


Professor Rubio is a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at the University of Puerto Rico, Ro Piedras and has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University. Her research interests are in the area of finite fields and their applications. She has directed undergraduate research projects in computational mathematics of numerous minority students and has been involved in many activities to promote undergraduate research in mathematics. She co-founded and co-directed the REU Summer Institute in Mathematics for Undergraduates (SIMU) (1998-2002) and the REU MSRI-UP (2007-2015). In 2006 SIMU received the American Mathematical Societys award to Programs that make a difference, being this the first time that this award was given by the AMS. For her work related to the mathematics activities at SACNAS conference she and Ricardo Cortez received a 2006 SACNAS Presidential Service Award. In 2010 she received the Dr. Etta Z. Falconer Award for Mentoring and Commitment to Diversity. She is currently a member of the US National Committee for Mathematics and of the American Mathematical Monthly Editorial Board.