Daniel Hernández, assistant professor of mathematics, and Rodolfo Torres, University Distinguished Professor and Vice Chancellor of Research, are featured on the 2017 Lathisms calendar. Lathisms is an organization (http://www.lathisms.org), inpartnership with the American Mathematical Society, to provide an accessible platform that features prominently the extent of the research and mentoring contributions of Latin@s and Hispanics in different areas of the Mathematical Sciences.
"This year, every day at midnight between Friday, September 15th, 2017 and Sunday, October 15th, 2017, a prominent Latin@/Hispanic mathematician of the day will be revealed. A paragraph describing each mathematician’s research, a short bioand a statement made by the featured mathematician about Latin@s and Hispanics in science will also be revealed.”
Daniel received his Ph.D. in 2011 at the University of Michigan and arrived at KU as an assistant professor in 2016. Daniel’s research interests lie in commutative algebra, with an emphasis on the study of polynomials in prime characteristic. He is particularly interested in exploring the connections between invariants of singularities defined by the Frobenius morphism (or p-th power map) in prime characteristic, and invariants of singularities over the complex numbers defined in terms of integration, resolution of singularities, and differential operators.
Rodolfo received his Ph.D. in 1989 from Washington University. He came to KU in 1996 and became a University Distinguished Professor in 2016. He is currently serving as an Associate Vice Chancellor of Research. Torres’ research interests include Fourier analysis and its applications in partial differential equations, signal analysis, and biology. He specializes in the study of singular integrals, function spaces, and decomposition techniques and is most recognized for his work with variouscollaborators on several foundational aspects of the multilinear Calderón-Zygmund theory. His immediate research plans include on-going work on Leibnitz-type rules and multilinear estimates in mixed-norm spaces, and application thereof.