DMiR-Director’s Mathematician in Residence Program

The BSM Director’s Mathematician in Residence Program (DMiR) is conducted under the direction of the BSM North American office. The program is open to individual faculty members, as well as to research teams of two or more scholars applying jointly. Spend three weeks during the summer as the BSM Director’s Mathematician in Residence in beautiful Budapest, and enjoy a unique opportunity for professional development, networking, and collaboration with renowned Hungarian mathematicians. Gain valuable international experience, as well as a firsthand look at the BSM program and all it offers to participating undergraduate students.
The program funds travel to Hungary and housing in Budapest. Office space, internet access, and a math library will be available. In addition to providing in-country support, local BSM staff will coordinate a social program including an orientation, city tour, and welcome banquet. Faculty members accepted to the program (DMiR scholars) will be expected to be available to BSM students two to three hours per week and to give a short lecture series, targeted to BSM students, on their research area. The next round of applications will be accepted during Fall 2017 for Summer 2018.

DMiR Information Flyer 2017

Meet our BSM DMiR Scholars for Summer 2017!

Karaali Gizem

Gizem Karaali is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, where she graduated with undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics (Boğaziçi University, 1997). She earned her mathematics PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004. After a two-year postdoctoral position at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she moved on to Pomona College in 2006, where she is now an associate professor of mathematics. Karaali’s research lies in the representation theory of Lie superalgebras, super quantum groups, and algebraic combinatorics. Her scholarly interests include humanistic mathematics, quantitative literacy, and social justice implications of mathematics & mathematics education. Karaali is a founding editor of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics and serves as an associate editor of the Mathematical Intelligencerand Numeracy. In the last decade, she wrote over fifty articles and she received federal grants for her research and teaching (from the National Security Agency and the National Endowment for the Humanities). She presented invited addresses to diverse audiences ranging from high school teachers to humanities scholars. She regularly organizes panels, paper sessions, and poetry readings at national mathematics meetings. Karaali is a Sepia Dot (2006 Project NExT fellow).


Stephan Garcia

Stephan Ramon Garcia grew up in San Jose, California before attending U.C. Berkeley for his B.A. and Ph.D.  He worked at U.C. Santa Barbara for three years before moving to Pomona College in 2006.  He is the author of several books and over seventy-five research articles in operator theory, complex analysis, matrix analysis, number theory, discrete geometry, and other fields.  He has coauthored over two dozen articles with students, including two papers in the Notices of the AMS and one that was selected to appear in “The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2015”.  He is on the editorial boards of Proceedings of the AMS, Involve, American Mathematical Monthly, and Annals of Functional Analysis.  Garcia received three NSF research grants as principal investigator and five teaching awards from three different institutions.  He was twice nominated by Pomona College for the CASE US Professors of the Year Award.




Susan Martonosi

Susan Martonosi is the Joseph B. Platt Professor for Teaching Effectiveness, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Global Clinic Director at Harvey Mudd College. She began teaching at Harvey Mudd College in 2005. She earned a bachelor of science in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and a PhD in operations research from MIT. Martonosi has an extensive background in the operations research field, which deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Her research focuses on the application of operations research models and methodology to problems in the public sector, including homeland security and humanitarian logistics.  She is also a recipient of the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, and serves on the board of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) as Vice President for Membership and Professional Recognition.