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Department of Mathematics

Geometry & Visualization (M10)

Technische Universität München

Boltzmannstraße 3

D-85747 Garching bei München

Voice: +49 173  696 1192

Email: erika.roldan@ma.tum.de

I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the EuroTechPostdoc Programme at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and EPFL Lausanne
At TUM I am working with the Applied & Computation Topology group lead by Ulrich Bauer. At EPFL I am working with the Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience lead by Kathryn Hess-Bellwald.

Project: Topological and Geometrical Data Analysis of Random Growth Models.


Until January 2020, I was Visiting Assistant Professor and Director Outreach at The Ohio State University (OSU) in the Department of Mathematics working with the Topology, Geometry, and Data Analysis (TDGA) research group.


I got my PhD in May 2018 at the Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT). My advisors were Matthew Kahle (OSU) and Víctor Pérez-Abreu (CIMAT).


My research interests include biomathematics, stochastic topology, topological and geometric data analysis, extremal topological combinatorics, discrete configuration spaces, recreational mathematics, learning analytics, and educational technology.

News

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New Publications

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Upcoming Talks

  • Applied Topology in Albany (ATiA) Seminar
    University at Albany, USA
    May 07, 2021

  • 37th Symposium on Computational Geometry
    University at Buffalo, USA
    June 07-11, 2021

  • ANT-CoG Seminar
    The University of North Carolina, USA
    Sep 2021

 

Academic Positions

Feb 2020 - Apr 2022

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (Postdoc)

TU München (Germany), EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland)

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May 2018 - Dec 2018

Lecturer

Ohio State University, Columbus (USA)

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Autumn 2016

Visiting Research Scholar

ICERM, Brown University, Providence (USA)

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Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor & Director Outreach

Ohio State University, Columbus (USA)

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Aug 2017 - May 2018

Visiting Research Scholar

Ohio State University, Columbus (USA)

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Spring 2014

Fulltime Lecturer

Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (México)

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Education

May 2018

Ph.D. in Probability and Statistics

Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT)

Guanajuato (Mx)

Thesis Advisors:

Prof. Matthew Kahle (OSU)

Prof. Víctor Pérez-Abreu (CIMAT)

Jan 2014

M.Sc. in Mathematics

Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT)

Guanajuato (Mx)

Aug 2010

B.Sc. in Mathematics

Universidad de Guanajuato

Guanajuato (Mx)

Thesis Advisor:

Prof. Daniel Hernández Hernández (CIMAT)

Summer 2004

Science Summer School

Cambridge University

Cambridge (UK)

Fellowships, Grants & Awards

Feb 2020 - Apr 2022

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

European Union Horizon 2020

2019

Arana-Ordaz Prize

Best Latin-American PhD Thesis in Probability and Statistics, Honorable Mention

2014 - 2018

CONACYT-Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. Program (367369)

2004 - 2009

CIMAT-Undergraduate Fellowship

Full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend

2019

Best Research and Practice Project Award

For the Music Math Project that combines the teaching of math with the teaching of music

2019

Sofia Kovalevskaia Prize

Complementary financial support for the participation of women in research in mathematics in Mexico

2010 - 2012

CONACYT-Graduate Fellowship

Master Program (302953)

 

Coding Skills

Coding Languages

SAGE, Python, R, Ruby, Matlab, and Sonic-Pi

I use coding in my research for doing computational experiments, simulations, data analysis, mathematical modeling, and as an educational resource in workshops.

Digital Arts (Game Development)

Unity (in C#)

My first game with Unity was developed for the film "Broken Brecht" directed by Caroline Kapp and Manon Haase, Brechtfestival Augsburg, Germany (Mar 2021).

Microcontrollers (Internet of Things)

Arduino, Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and Gamebuino

I use microcontrollers for developing projects and as an educational resource in workshops.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Maya (Python), Marmoset, Blender, Slinder

I use CAD also for 3D printing. Have a look at some of my 3D models on Sketchfab.

Languages

Spanish

Native

German

Intermediate

English

Fluent

French

Intermediate

Japanese

Basic