International Women in Mathematics Day 2022

Date :Monday 13 June 2022 
Time :10:00am – 4:00pm
Venue :Online and Physically at Robert de Sorbon Amphitheatre, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Campus

12 May is a joyful opportunity for the mathematical community to celebrate women in mathematics. The celebration takes place every year, all around the world. The goal of the day is to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics, and to encourage an open, welcoming, and inclusive work environment for everybody. This day is in honour of Maryam Mirzakhani, born on 12 May 1977, the first and only woman to be awarded the Fields Medal.

On this occasion, we invite you to attend the hybrid conference organised by Dr Lama Tarsissi, Assistant Professor- Mathematics at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and CWM Ambassador in Lebanon and in the UAE.

About the speakers

Lama Tarsissi Dr Lama Tarsissi is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, and an Associate Researcher in Computer sciences at university of Gustave Eiffel. She holds a PhD degree in Mathematics and Computer science from the university Savoie Mont Blanc in France. Since 2017, she is the ambassador of Lebanon at the committee of Women in mathematics (CWM) – and since her arrival to UAE, she has also became the ambassador of UAE in CWM

Grace Younes is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. After completing her first four years of university studies in fundamental mathematics in Beirut, she moved to Paris for her master 2 in applied algebra in cryptography at the University of Paris Saclay. She completed her Ph.D. in mathematics at Paris Sorbonne Université, Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu – Paris Rive Gauche (IMJ-PRG) and Inria Paris. Her thesis was about studying effective algorithms for the computation of the L_infinity-norm of finite-dimensional time-invariant linear systems. Grace’s primary research interests are computer algebra algorithms, complexity theory, effective real algebraic geometry, and algebraic aspects of automatic control

Rola Kiwan Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the American University in Dubai. Rola completed her PhD in the University of Tours France. She worked in UAE University Al Ain before joining AUD. Her research include nodal lines and eigenvalues of the Laplacian. Her teaching philosophy is to help all students to achieve their best regardless of their mathematical level.

Carolina Araujo Carolina Araujo is a Brazilian mathematician working in the field of complex algebraic geometry. She obtained her Ph.D in mathematics from Princeton University in 2004, and has been a researcher at IMPA (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) since 2006. She was appointed Simons Associate at ICTP from 2015 to 2020, was an invited speaker at the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, and was awarded the Ramanujan Prize in 2020. She is vice-chair of the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the International Mathematical Union

Olga Nassar is dedicated mathematics educator with more than 20 years of experience in teaching developmental mathematics courses at university level and teaching grades 7 till 13 at school level. She is currently an adjunct instructor at the American University in Dubai and Wollongong University in Dubai. She taught mathematics in the following Lebanese Schools: Saint Mary Orthodox College and the International School of Chouifat. She finished her Bachelor’s Degree from the Lebanese American University in Beirut in Mathematics Education with distinction. After which she did a teaching diploma in the same university. She joined the Lebanese American University again to finish a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education with distinction. She is currently a PhD candidate in Mathematics Education and aims to keep developing her skills in teaching mathematics by keeping herself up to date in the most recent research results. During her journey in the Phd she did research assignments in different areas of Mathematics Education, for instance, teaching mathematics for students of determination and developmental mathematics.

Elena Beretta is currently Clinic Professor at NYUAD, she previously was an Associate Professor at the Politecnico of Milan of Mathematical Analysis. She has taught in several Italian universities including “La Sapienza” in Rome, and the University of Florence, and conducted research in research centers and foreign universities including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm, the Schroedinger Institute in Wien, Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and Rutgers University.

Lena Sesal is the PhD student at SCAI Abu Dhabi in Artificial Intelligence for Total energies. She is working on forecasting using deep learning technics

A negative PCR test of no more than 30 days (green pass) and being fully vaccinated is required to access/attend the event or non-vaccinated individuals may now enter with a negative PCR test received within 48 hours

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