BIG Math Network Industry Connection Series: Healthcare

The Industry Connection Series features interactive panels with mathematical scientists working in industry. The goal is to connect mathematical sciences students directly with industry members who can answer student-generated questions. Students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend and ask questions.

The next event is coming soon on Friday, November 5th, 2021, at 2pm PT/3pm MT/4pm CT/5pm ET. Industry panelists will be Marissa Renardy, Senior Scientist at Applied BioMath, and Pedro Torres-Saavedra, Lead Biostatistician at the American College of Radiology. The event will be moderated by Natalia Alexandrov, Principal Investigator at NASA Langley Research Center.

Register for the Zoom event here!

Update: registration for this event has ended. If you would like to attend the event this afternoon, please email with your Name, Email, and position at university. To be notified in advance of next month’s event, please join our mailing list today.

Dr. Marissa Renardy earned her PhD in Mathematics in 2018 from The Ohio State University, where she studied mathematical models in cell biology. She then went on to a postdoctoral position at University of Michigan, where she studied within-host and epidemiological models of tuberculosis. She is now a senior scientist at Applied BioMath, where she provides modeling and simulation services to accelerate and de-risk drug research and development.

Dr. Pedro A. Torres-Saavedra is a Lead Biostatistician at the Center for Research and Innovation at the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a Senior Statistician at the NRG Oncology Group, a member of the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). Dr. Torres-Saavedra is the lead statistician for Head and Neck cancer trials. He works closely with radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists, mainly across the US and Canada, in the design of Phase I, II, and III multi-institutional clinical trials. Before coming to ACR and NRG Oncology, he was an Associate Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He taught undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, and he was the Coordinator of the Statistical Consulting Laboratory. He also worked at PIRE, where he participated in several research efforts to curb impaired driving. His research interests focus on applying and developing statistical methodology for the design of clinical trials and data analysis in cancer research. Dr. Torres received his Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University in 2013, an MS degree in Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez in 2009, and a BS degree in Statistics from the National University of Colombia in 2001.

Dr. Natalia Alexandrov has been conducting and leading research in a broad range of multidisciplinary applications and methodologies in complex system analysis and design at NASA. Her current interests are in modeling and control of heterogeneous cyber-physical-human systems governed by autonomous algorithms and human-machine teams. She is the PI of the project “Teaching AI to Manage Airspace Complexity” and the Langley Research Center lead for a project on autonomous Lunar infrastructure construction.

The BIG Math Network is grateful for sponsorship by the American Mathematical Society (AMS), American Statistical Association (ASA), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

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