Maria DOrsogna, Ph.D.
Maria D’Orsogna is a professor of mathematics at the California State University, Northridge and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Computational Medicine at UCLA. She received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from UCLA in 2003. Her recent work focuses on mathematical models of cell biology, multi-particle swarming, and social science systems, which she studies using tools from statistical mechanics and applied mathematics. D’Orsogna is the author of more than fifty refereed publications. Her work is supported by the NSF and by the Army Research Office. She is also a passionate environmentalist and has led a successful grassroots movement in Italy to stop oil drilling at sea and in sensitive areas. Professor D'Orsogna was the Associate Director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA from 2018 to 2021.