We are delighted to announce that Dr. Fabio Milner has been named Director of the Simon. A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center. Dr. Milner has been leading the center in an acting capacity since 2019. The combination of his experience, expertise, and dedication will serve the Center well as it moves forward to reinvigorate its mission and reinvent its activities.
He is a native of Argentina, where he received the degrees of Bachiller from the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires and of Licenciado en Ciencias Matemáticas from the University of Buenos Aires. He then received a MS and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He was Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Purdue University before joining ASU in 2008 as Professor and Director of Mathematics for STEM Education. He served as Associate Dean of Graduate Initiatives in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from July 2019 to December 2021, and as (Interim) Assistant Director of the Levin Center from August 2019 until December 2021.
Dr. Milner has devoted the past 40 years to education, mostly of science, technology, engineering and mathematics students and is very devoted to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. He has many years of experience in directing and executing summer research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) as well as a passion for mathematics education. He has been a consultant in the development of 15 states’ mathematics standards, as well as for the development of the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics, the framework for the new GED, and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education.
He has directed and co-directed the doctoral dissertations of 20 students (at present one in applied mathematics and one in Teachers College) and has been in dissertation committees of over 30 other students in mathematics, mathematics, education, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics, civil engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. He has published three books and nearly 100 journal papers in the areas of mathematics education, numerical analysis, and mathematical biology, and is presently focusing his research in mathematical ecology, epidemiology, oncology and immunology.
Milner is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, has visited all seven continents, lectured in 20 countries in 4 languages, and held faculty appointments in Argentina, China, France, Italy, Puerto Rico, Sweden and the United States.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Milner as our new director.