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Christina Duron

Christina Durón

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Natural Science, Seaver College

Biography

Dr. Christina Durón is an assistant professor of mathematics at Pepperdine University. She earned her PhD in mathematics at Claremont Graduate University. In her research on network theory and analysis, Dr. Durón develops computational and statistical techniques to model, analyze, and explore complex, relational data.

Education

  • PhD Mathematics, Claremont Graduate University, 2019
  • Durón C. (Accepted April 2022). Adaptive Quadrature. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online (eds N. Balakrishnan, T. Colton, B. Everitt, W. Piegorsch, F. Ruggeri and J.L. Teugels). 
  • Fider N, Durón C, Pfeffer D. (Accepted January 2022). From Mirrors to Wallpapers: A Virtual Math Circle Module on Symmetry. Journal of Math Circles.
  • Durón C, Farrell A. (2022). A Mean-Field Approximation of SIR Epidemics on an Erdős-Rënyí Network Model. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 84(7): 1 – 19. doi: 10.1007/s11538-022-01026-2
  • Durón C. (2021). Linear Algebra, Computational. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online (eds N. Balakrishnan, T. Colton, B. Everitt, W. Piegorsch, F. Ruggeri and J.L. Teugels). doi: 10.1002/9781118445112.stat00459.pub2
  • Durón C. (2020). Heatmap Centrality: A New Measure to Identify Super-Spreader Nodes in Scale-Free Networks. PLoS ONE, 15(7): e0235690. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235690
  • Durón C, Pan Y, Gutmann D.H., Hardin J, & Radunskaya A. (2019). Variability of Betweenness Centrality and Its Effect on Identifying Essential Genes. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 81(9): 3655 – 3673. doi: 10.1007/s11538-018-0526-z
  • Pan Y, Durón C, Bush E.C., et al. (2018). Graph Complexity Analysis Identifies an ETV5 Tumor-Specific Network in Human and Murine Low-Grade Glioma. PLoS ONE, 13(5): e0190001. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190001
  • The Teaching and Service Award (2022); University of Arizona, Department of Mathematics

Topics

  • Network Theory
  • Network Dynamics
  • Analysis and Modeling of Complex Networks
  • Mathematical-Biology

Courses

  • Calculus 1