Professional Services

 
 

  • Member:  Distinguished Public Service Award Committee, AAAS, 2007 - 2012
  • Member: Emerging Research Institutions Committee, NAE, 2007
  • Member: Board of Directors, Math for America, New York, NY, 2006 - present
  • Member: GRE® Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), ETS, 2006 - present
  • Member: Human Resources Advisory Committee, Board of Trustees of Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), 2006 - present
  • Member: Advisory Board, Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions, 2006 - present
  • Member: Board of Directors, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas (TAMEST), 2006 - present
  • Conference Committee Chair, “50 years of Alternating Direction Methods: Honoring the Contributions of Douglas Peaceman Rachford.” Rice University, Houston, Texas, November  2005
  • Member:  AAAS Committee on Nominations, 2005 - 2006
  • Member:  Prize Committee for INFORMS Optimization Society, 2005
  • Member Search Committee, Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation, 2004
  • Member: Research Advisory Committee, Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project, 2004 - present
  • Co-chair of the Research Board for Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST), 2001 - 2004
  • Member: Board on Higher Education and Workforce, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, 2001 - 2004
  • Chair: VCCA National Meeting 2000, Nacogdoches, Texas, June 2000
  • Member: Public Affairs Advisory Group (PAAG), National Science Foundation, 1999 - 2001
  • Member: Board of Directors, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California - Los Angeles, 1999 - present
  • Member: Board of Directors, Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico, Houston, Texas, 1999 - present
  • Chair: Advisory Board, HULINC, Houston,Texas, 1999 - 2003
  • Chair: Search Committee, Executive Director for the AMP program at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1999 - 2001
  • Co-chair: SIAM 2000 National Meeting, Puerto Rico, 1999 - 2000
  • Faculty Member: WM. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Rice University, 1999 - present
  • Faculty Member: Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics (SCBMB) Graduate Program, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998 - 2000
  • Member: Task Force on Values in Education, Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, 1996 - 1997
  • Member: National Science Board , 1996 - 2002
  • Member: Formal Strategic Planning Committee, The Rice School/La Escuela Rice, Houston, Texas, 1995 - present
  • Member: Advisory Board of Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (SSI), The University of Texas-Austin, 1995 - 2000
  • Member: The Computing Research Association Committee on Women, 1992 - 2000
  • Member: Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Academy of Sciences, 1992 - 1994
  • Member: Rewards and Evaluations Committee, Joint Policy Board on Mathematics , 1992 - 1994
  • Member: AMS-MAA Speaker Selection Committee for 1993 AMS-MAA Joint National Meeting, 1992
  • Member: Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, 1991 - 2000
  • Co-organizer: 6th Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1991
  • Member: Strategic Planning Task Force, American Mathematical Society, 1990 - 1991
  • Member: American Mathematical Society Committee on Education, 1990 - 1991
  • Member: SIAM Board of Trustees, 1989 - 1992
  • Instructor and Director: NSF Chautauqua short course, "Interior-Point Methods for Linear Programming," Portland, Oregon, 1989
  • Member: Selection Committee, National Chicano Council for Higher Education (NCCHE) Hispanic Science Fellowship, Irvine, California, 1988
  • Co-organizer: 5th Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis, Merida, Mexico, 1988
  • Co-organizer: Second SIAM International Conference on Optimization, Houston, Texas, 1987
  • Member: AMS-MAA Task Force on Minorities, 1986 - 1989
  • Member: Advisory Committee Texas Coordinating Board, 1986 - 1988
  • Program Chairman: SIAM SIGOP (Special Interest Group in Optimization), 1986 - 1988
  • Panel Member: Board on Assessment of NBS Programs, 1986 - 2000
  • SIGOP Representative: SIAM News, 1986 - 1990
  • Member: Committee on SIAM News, 1986
  • Organizer: Special Session on the Karmarkar Algorithm, SIAM National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986
  • Mathematics Director: HMSIC Houston Mathematics and Science Improvement Consortium, NSF sponsored program for precollege teachers of mathematics and science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1985 - 1988
  • Member: Accreditation Committee, High School for the Health Professions (HSHP), Houston, Texas, 1985
  • Member: Accreditation Committee, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), Houston, Texas, 1985
  • Co-organizer: 4th Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1984
  • Member: NSF Advisory Committee on Minorities and Women, 1981 - 1982
  • Co-organizer: 3rd Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis, Cocoyoc, Mexico, 1981
  • Chairman and Co-organizer: SIAM National Meeting, Houston, Texas, 1980
  • Member: SIAM Program Committee, 1979 - 1985
  • Member: SIAM Committee on Human Rights of Mathematical Scientists, 1979 - 1981
  • Instructor and Director: NSF Chautauqua Short Course, “Computational Methods for Nonlinear Problems,” Santa Ana, California; Portland, Oregon and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1979 - 1980
  • Co-organizer: 2nd Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis, Mexico City, 1979
  • Session Organizer: 10th Interface Symposium on Computer Science and Statistics, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1977
  • Co-organizer: First Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis, Mexico City, 1977
  • Vice-President: National Board of Directors of Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), 1975 - 1977
  • Member: NSF Evaluation Committee for Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program (MISIP) Applications, Washington, D.C., 1975
  • Member: Selection Committee for NSF Graduate Fellowships in Applications of Mathematics, 1975
  • Member: NIH Site Visit Committee, for MSIP (Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program), Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1974
  • Member: Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, 1973 - 1976
  • Member: Board of Directors of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Houston Educational Service Centers, 1973 - 1974
  • Member: Cabinet Committee on Opportunity for the Spanish Speaking, Washington, D.C., 1973
  • Member: National Board of Directors of Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences (SACNAS), 1972 - 1977

 

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