Luis Garcia Puente Named American Mathematical Society Fellow

Colorado College Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Luis David Garcia Puente has been invited to join the 2022 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. He is one of 45 mathematical scientists from around the world to have been named an AMS fellow for 2022, and one of only nine AMS fellows in Colorado.

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program, started 10 years ago, recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

Garcia Puente is being honored for contributions to applied algebraic geometry, including algebraic statistics and geometric modeling, and for broadening participation in the mathematical sciences. He is an active member of the Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences Community, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science and The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences. He has directed undergraduate research projects for 20 years, involving close to 100 undergraduate students in his work.

Garcia Puente’s research interest include computational and applied algebraic geometry, algebraic combinatorics and algebraic statistics. He received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and his Ph.D. from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

“It is an honor to welcome a new class of AMS Fellows and to congratulate them for their notable contributions to mathematics and to the profession,” says Ruth Charney, president of the American Mathematical Society.

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