Luis David Garcia Puente

- Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Colorado College
- 14 East Cache la Poudre St.
- Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
- ORCID Google Scholar
- Education
- 2004: PhD, Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- 1999: BS, Mathematics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
- Research Interests
- Algebraic Statistics, Applied and Computational Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatorics
- Employment
- Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science, Colorado College Department of Mathematics & Computer Science (2021 - )
- Professor of Mathematics, SHSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2019 - 2021)
- Associate Professor, SHSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2013 - 2019)
- Assistant Professor, SHSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2007 - 2013)
- SAMSI New Researcher Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (Spring 2009)
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University (2005 - 2007)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mathematical Science Research Institute (Fall 2004)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (Summer 2004)
- Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (Spring 2003)
- Graduate Research Fellow, Physical Science Laboratory (Summer 2000)
- Teaching
- Teaching MA120 Applied Linear Algebra during Block 5 (Spring 2024).
- Editorial Activities
- Associate Editor of the Notices Of The American Mathematical Society.
- News
- Elise Farr (Boston University), Galileo Fries (Colorado College), Vuong Nguyen (Wingate University), and Julian Hutchins (Morehouse College) won one of the Pi Mu Epsilon outstanding speaker award prizes for their presentation at the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetingsâ€™ PME Contributed Session on Research by Undergraduates. Their research was conducted during the 2023 Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME) under the direction of Luis Garcia Puente and Mark Curiel (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
- Luis Garcia Puente Named American Mathematical Society Fellow. See the list of 2022 Fellows.
- Casandra Monroe is a 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellow.
- Tafari James and Casandra Monroe (2016 MSRI-UP) won an Outstanding Presentation Award at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session. 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA.
- Micah Henson, Jonathan Celaya and Diane Alar (2016 MSRI-UP) won an Outstanding Presentation Award at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session. 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA.
- Watch my Numberphile video on sandpiles.
- Featured mathematician in the American Mathematical Society' Lathisms project.
- Rebecca Funke (University of Richmond) is a 2015 Goldwater Scholar.
- Megan Chambers (Youngstown State University) won a MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session Oustanding Presentations award at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
- Vince Longo (College of New Jersey) won a 2014 Student Research Presentation Recognition at the 2014 SACNAS National Conference.
- Gautam Webb (Colorado College) won a 2014 Barry Goldwater Honorable Mention.
- Alex Diaz and Andy Howard (Sam Houston State University) won a 2009 MAA Undergraduate Poster Session Prize at the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
- SIAM News July/August 2007 Issue: Algebraic Geometers See Ideal Approach to Biology.