I am currently a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University working with Professor Lenya Ryzhik. I did my graduate work at UCLA in applied mathematics under the guidance of Professor Andrea Bertozzi. I am interested in understanding biological and sociological phenomena using partial differential equations. In particular, for biological applications I study aggregation equations with degenerate diffusion and chemotaxis models. From the sociological point of view, I am interested in studying PDE systems that model crime patterns.


This summer I will also be directing the Stanford Undergraduate Research Institute in Mathematics (SURIM), which is running for its third consequitive summer. This year we expect the program to run from June 23-August 29, 2014.


For more information please see my curriculum vitae.



  Published Accepted Submitted Preprints (disclaimer: in the process of submission so work could have typos, misprints or mistakes) In preparation
  • N. Rodriguez, On the global well-posedness theory for systems of segregation. in preparation.



Fall 2011: Math 41 - Accelerated Calculus .
Fall 2012: Math 51 - Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus.




Stanford Report.


     Research Interests


My research focus is on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs), in particular those with applications to urban crime, segregation, biological aggregation, chemotaxis, and ecology. Fundamentally, I am interested in mathematical modeling and the use of numerical and mathematical analysis to shed light into social, biological and ecological systems. See Research Statement.


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Nancy Rodriguez

Stanford University
Department of Mathematics
Building 380, Sloan Hall
Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Fax: +1-(310)-206-6673

E-mail: nrodriguez at math.stanford.edu