1 Mauricio Santillana, PhD Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Tel. office: Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA Tel. cel: msantill/ Education 9/2008 9/2010 Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 9/2004 7/2008 University of Texas at Austin Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) Ph.D. Computational and Applied Mathematics 9/2001 5/2003 University of Texas at Austin, ICES M.Sc. Computational and Applied Mathematics 6/2001 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) B.S. in Physics with highest honors Professional Experience 9/2010 present Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Lecturer on Applied Mathematics and Applied Math Fellow 8/2014 present Boston Children s Hospital, Informatics Program Scientific Research Associate 3/ /2013 Harvard University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Research Associate 9/2008 9/2010 Harvard University Center for the Environment Henson Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow 9/2004 7/2008 University of Texas at Austin, Center for Subsurface Modeling, ICES Research Assistant 8/2003 9/2008 Research Center in Geography and Geomatics, CentroGeo, Mexico City. Research Scientist 9/2001 5/2003 University of Texas at Austin, Research Assistant/ Teaching Assistant 8/ /2000 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, School of Sciences Teaching Assistant Visiting Positions, Invited positions, and Independent Consulting 3/2014 present Gemedy Inc., Senior Fellow 2/2012 7/2014 Children s Hospital Boston, Computational Epidemics Research Group Independent Consultant: Design of forecasting tool for the spread of climate-related infectious diseases. Design and development of real-time digital disease detection systems. 6/2012 University of Warwick, Mathematics Institute Visiting Scientist 8/2010 Research Center in Geography and Geomatics, CentroGeo, Mexico City. Independent Consultant: Design of a decision-making support tool for optimal location of renewable energy production plants in Mexico. 5/2009, 11/2009 Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Environmental Sciences Visiting Scientist 1/2006 6/2006 Texas State University, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science Visiting Scientist
2 Honors and Awards 2014 Harvard University Teaching Excellence Bok Award 4/2014 present Board of Advisors, Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática, CentroGeo Harvard University Teaching Excellence Bok Award 8/2008 8/2010 Henson Environmental Fellowship (Awarded to 6 individuals/year universitywide) Harvard University Center for the Environment. 8/2001 5/2003 Conacyt Fellowship, Mexican National Council on Science and Technology 8/2001 5/2002 Pre-emptive Fellowship (awarded to top 10% of admitted graduate students) University of Texas, Austin. 6/2001 B.S. Degree Thesis with Highest Honors, UNAM Fenomec-Conacyt Fellowship, Nonlinear Mathematics and Mechanics, UNAM. 1/1997 5/1997 Honor Student Exchange Fellowship UNAM Univ. of Missouri at Columbia. 7/1996 5/1999 Honor Student (awarded to students with sustained 10/10 GPA), UNAM Honor Student summer program (awarded to ten students nationally, Mexico) Oak Ridge National Lab, D.O.E Finalist, Pierre Fermat National Mathematics Competition, IPN, Mexico. Top 15. Publications Peer-reviewed Journal Publications 23. A. Hota, M. Santillana, M. Johansson, and J. Brownstein. Evaluating Seasonal Models to predict Dengue Activity. In preparation, Dassuncao C., M. Santillana, C. Buckee, Y. Grad, and E. Sunderland. Precipitation events trigger Cholera outbreaks in cities in Mozambique and spreads via human mobility networks. In preparation, M. A. Iglesias and M. Santillana. Inverse estimation of friction coefficients in vegetated areas using shallow water assumptions and Manning s formula. In preparation, A. Concha and M. Santillana. Snell s law in fluid dynamics. In preparation M. Santillana, and L. Zhang. Estimating numerical errors associated to operator splitting techniques in global atmospheric chemistry models. In preparation M. Santillana. Quantifying the loss of information in source attribution problems using the adjoint method in global models of atmospheric chemical transport. (arxiv.org: ) Submitted, R. Nagar, Q. Yuan, C. Freifeld, M. Santillana, A. Nojima, R. Chunara, and J. S. Brownstein. A Case Study of the New York City Influenza Season with Daily, Geocoded Twitter Data from Temporal and Spatiotemporal Perspectives. Journal of Medical Internet Research. In press, doi: /jmir M. Santillana, E.O. Nsoesie, S. Mekaru, D. Scales, and J. Brownstein. Using Clinician s Search Query Data to Monitor Influenza Epidemics. Clinical Infectious Diseases. In Press, doi: /cid/ciu647
3 15. M. Santillana, D.W. Zhang, B.M. Althouse, J. W. Ayers. What Can Digital Disease Detection Learn from (an External Revision to) Google Flu Trends? American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Volume 47, Issue 3, pp , Sep doi: /j.amepre Press Coverage:The Guardian (UK), Science Daily (USA), HealthData Management (USA), ihealthbeat (USA), Dataconomy (USA), Dell news (USA) 14. R. Gluskin, M. Johansson, M. Santillana, and J. Brownstein. Evaluation of internetbased dengue query data: Google Dengue Trends. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(2): e2713, Feb doi: /journal.pntd V.M. Calo, N. Collier, M. Gehre, B. Jin, H. Radwan, and M. Santillana. Gradientbased estimation of Manning s friction coecient from noisy data. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 238 (1), pp: 1-13, Jan doi: /j.cam H. G. Radwan, P. Vignal, N. Collier, L. Dalcin, M. Santillana, and V.M. Calo. Convergence rates for Diffusive Shallow Water Equations (DSW) using higher order polynomials. Journal of the Serbian Society of Computational Mechanics. Volume 6, Number 1, Nov UDC: M. Santillana, P. Le Sager, D. J. Jacob, and M. P. Brenner. An adaptive reduction algorithm for efficient chemical calculations in global atmospheric chemistry models. Atmospheric Environment. Volume 44, Issue 35, pp , Nov doi: /j.atmosenv M. Santillana and C. Dawson. A local discontinuous Galerkin method for a doubly nonlinear diffusion equation arising in shallow water modeling. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Volume 199, Issues 23-24, Apr 2010, pp , doi: /j.cma B. Zhan, O. Tapia, and M. Santillana. Estimating Small Area Population Growth Using Geographic Knowledge Guided Cellular Automata. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Volume 31, Issue 21, Jul 2010, pp , doi: / M. Santillana and C. Dawson. A numerical approach to study the properties of solutions of the diffusive wave approximation of the Shallow Water equations. Computational Geosciences. Volume 14, Issue 1, Jan 2010, pp 31-53, doi: /s R. Alonso, M. Santillana, and C. Dawson. On the diffusive wave approximation of the Shallow Water equations. European Journal of Applied Mathematics. Volume 19, Issue 05, Oct 2008, pp , doi: /s Manuscripts in peer-reviewed proceedings, theses, and technical reports 6. R. T. Gluskin, M. Santillana, J. S. Brownstein. Using Google Dengue Trends to Estimate Climate Effects in Mexico. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. Volume 5, No 1, doi: 5. M. Santillana. PhD. Dissertation: Analysis and Numerical Simulation of the Diffusive Wave Approximation of the Shallow Water Equations. Advisor: Clint Dawson, Aug C. Dawson, J. Proft, V. Aizinger, M. Santillana, and C. Mirabito. Technical Report: UTBEST3D hydrodynamic model. Texas Water Development Board Project Number , 11/2007.
4 3. R. Alonso, M. Santillana, and C. Dawson. Technical Report: Analysis of the diffusive wave approximation of the Shallow Water equations. ICES Report 07-19, University of Texas at Austin, 9/ M. Santillana and F. Serrano. Calibration and validation of a CA based model using an evolutionary algorithm for urban development simulation. A case study in Mexico City. The Ninth International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2005). University College London, London, UK. 6/ M. Santillana. Bachelor s Degree Thesis: From Classical Mechanics to Quantum Mechanics. A variational Perspective. Advisor: Pablo Padilla Longoria, Jul (In Spanish) Memberships Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Geophysics Union (EGU). Reviewer for Technical Journals Computational Geosciences, Atmospheric Environment, Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, Atmosphere, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Inverse problems. Teaching Experience 9/2010 present Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Lecturer in Applied Mathematics Fall 2014 Applied Math 201: Physical Mathematics (Graduate) Spring 2014 Applied Math 111: Introduction to Scientific Computing Spring 2013 Applied Math 50: Introduction to Applied Mathematics Fall 2012 Applied Math 120: Applied Linear Algebra Spring 2012 Applied Math 50: Introduction to Applied Mathematics Fall 2011 Applied Math 120: Applied Linear Algebra Fall 2010 Applied Math 205: Practical Scientific Computing (Graduate) 9/2004 7/2008 University of Texas at Austin, Aerospace Engineering Department Substitute Lecturer with Clint Dawson (Engineering graduate courses) 8/2003 9/2008 Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática, CentroGeo Lecturer and student advisor (Graduate seminars and workshops) 9/2001 5/2003 University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics Department Teaching Assistant Fall 2002 Mathematics 408D: Introduction to Calculus. 8/ /2000 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, School of Sciences Teaching Assistant
5 Fall 2000 Spring 2000 Fall 1999 Spring 1999 Fall 1998 Ordinary Differential Equations Vector Calculus II Vector Calculus I Differential and Integral Calculus II Differential and Integral Calculus I Supervision of Students PhD Thesis 6/2011- present Claudia Coronel. Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática Interaction between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere. A characterization of evapotranspiration systems at the landscape level using a functional representation approach. Co-advising with Dr. Carmen Reyes. (PhD Thesis in Geomatics) Master s Thesis 3/2012-5/2013 Clifton Dassuncao. Harvard University Precipitation events trigger Cholera outbreaks in cities in Mozambique and spreads via human mobility networks. Co-advised with Dr. Elsie Sunderland. (Master s thesis in Public Health) 8/2006-8/2008 Fidel Serrano. Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática Modeling and Simulation of the Dynamics of Land Use in Urban Environments Co-advised with Dr. Carmen Reyes. (Master s thesis in Geomatics) Undergraduate Thesis 5/2013-5/2014 Aditi Hota. Harvard University (High Honors) Evaluation of Seasonal Epidemic Models for Dengue (Senior thesis in App Math) 5/2012-5/2013 David W. Zhang. Harvard University (High Honors) Development of a Real-Time Estimate of Flu Activity in the United States Using Google Search Queries. (Senior thesis in Applied Mathematics and Statistics) 8/2012-5/2013 Michaela S. Tracy. Harvard University (High Honors) Modeling Bach Chorales with Markov Chains (Senior thesis in Applied Mathematics) 10/2011-5/2012 Adam Arthurs. Harvard University (High Honors) A Decision-Making Support Tool for Generating Profitable, Practical, Capital Non-Intensive, Investment Strategies. (Senior thesis in Applied Mathematics) 8/2005-6/2006 Fidel Serrano. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Simulation of an Urban System Using Cellular Automata. (Senior thesis in Physics) 9/2014-present 6/2014-present Undergraduate Research Experiences Wesley Chen. Harvard University Ensemble methods for data assimilation in Epidemiology (Research experience in Applied Mathematics) Andre Nguyen. Boston Children s Hospital & Harvard University Implementation of real-time digital disease detection systems (Summer research internship) 1/2012-5/20012 Rajiv Tarigopula. Harvard University Using Hidden Markov Models to Model Stock Prices (Research experience in Applied Mathematics) 1/2012-5/20012 Peter Boyce II. Harvard University Dynamics of Venture Capital investment in start-up companies. A network perspective (Research experience in Applied Mathematics)
6 Invited speaker 9/2014 Institute for Applied Computational Sciences, Harvard University, MA, USA 3/2014 Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, MA, USA 2/2014 Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA 2/2013 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA 6/2012 University of Warwick, Coventry, UK 10/2011 University of Notre Dame, IN, USA 4/2011 Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, MN, USA 11/2010 University of Notre Dame, IN, USA 8/2010 Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática, CentroGeo, México City, México, 3/2010 Centro de Geociencias, UNAM, Juriquilla, Querétaro, México 11/2009 Ben Gurion University, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel 11/2009 Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel 11/2004 Texas State University, San Marcos, TX., USA. 11/2004 Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada. 4/2004 Non-linear Dynamics Department, University of México City, México. Selected presentations in national and international conferences 12. M. Santillana, Quantification of the Loss of Information in Source Attribution Problems in Global Atmospheric Chemical Transport Models, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston, MA, USA, 2/ R Gluskin, M. Santillana, J. Brownstein Using Google Dengue Trends to Estimate Climate Effects in Mexico. International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 12/ C. Dassuncao, M. Santillana, C. Buckee, Y. Grad, and E. Sunderland, Investigating the effects of climate patterns on Cholera outbreaks using earth observing systems and HealthMap.org, Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions: The Future of Water symposium. Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. 10/ M. Santillana. M. Brenner, Y. Rastigeyev, and D. J. Jacob. Interaction of pollution plumes and discontinuous fields in atmospheric chemistry models. 63rd Meeting of the American Physics Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, CA, USA 11/ M. Santillana, P. Le Sager, D. J. Jacob, and M. Brenner. A dynamic model reduction algorithm for atmospheric chemistry models. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria 5/ M. Santillana, E. Tziperman, D.S. Abbot, and C. Walker. The Role of Cloud Feedbacks in the Warming of Continental Interiors in the Eocene. European Research Course on Atmospheres, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France 1/ C. Reyes, M. Paras, M. Santillana, P. Sanchez, P. Lopez, and F. Lopez. Understanding Geo-spatial epidemics. Mitigating the spread of Influenza A (H1N1), Centre for Desease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada 9/ M. Santillana, P. Le Sager, D. J. Jacob, and M. Brenner. Model Reduction Algorithms in Chemical Pollution Transport Models. 4th GEOS-Chem Scientific and Users Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA 4/2009.
7 4. F. Benjamin Zhan, O. Tapia, and M. Santillana. Estimating Small Area Population Growth Using Geographic Knowledge Guided Cellular Automata. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA 3/ M. Santillana and C. Dawson. Analytical and Numerical Properties of the Diffusive Wave Approximation of the Shallow Water Equations with Applications to Water Flow in Wetlands. XVII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, CA, USA. 7/ M. Santillana. Modeling Overland Flow. Center for Subsurface Modeling Industrial Affiliates Meeting, University of Texas, Austin, TX., USA. 10/ M. Santillana. Coupling of Surface Water and Ground Water Models. Center for Subsurface Modeling Industrial Affiliates Meeting, University of Texas, Austin, TX., USA. 10/2006. Academic Service 3/2012 present Editorial board member for the journal Geocybernetics 5/2013 Admissions committee member, REU summer program, Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard University. 1/2013 Organizing team member, 2 nd Computational Challenge, Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard University. 1/2012 Organizing team member and student coach., Computational Challenge, Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard University. 8/2011-present Founding member, New England Mexican Talent Network. 8/2011-present Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Harvard University. 6/2009-6/2010 FAS Representative, Harvard University Mexican Association. 8/2002-5/2003 Vice-president, USACM student chapter, University of Texas. Relevant Academic Workshops as a Participant 1/2010 Winter School (5 weeks): European Research Course on Atmospheres, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France 5/2009 Workshop (9 days): Fundamental Problems in Climate Dynamics. Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences, Princeton University, NJ. USA 1/2009 Winter School (1 week): Reducing the Uncertainty in the Prediction of Global Warming. Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel 12/2008 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. USA 1/2008 SIAM Minisymposium participant (1 week): From Global Predictions to Local Action, and Environmental Mathematics. Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, CA. USA 8/2007 Advances in Scientific Computing. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. USA. 7/2005 8th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics. Austin, TX., USA. 6/2002 Summer School (3 weeks): Jornadas de Introducción a los Sistemas Dinámicos. Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. Barcelona, Spain 1/2003 7th Annual Workshop on Mexico City Air Quality. (1 week) Mexico City, Mexico 8/2000 Fall school (2 weeks): Mathematical Biology. Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas. Guanajuato, Mexico Business Experience MIT-Harvard Consulting Case Competition, Participant 5/2011-7/2011 Mini-MBA (10 weeks), Harvard University Graduate Consulting Club 2/2011 Team leader/ Participant, A decision-making support tool for optimal location of alternative energy production plants, Young Entrepreneur Initiative (YEI), France/USA
8 Spoken Languages Spanish, English, and French References John S. Brownstein Elsie Sunderland Clint N. Dawson Michael P. Brenner Irene M. Gamba Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director, Computational Epidemiology Group, Childrens Hospital Boston, Address: Phone number: +1 (617) Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Aquatic Science, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health Harvard University Address: Phone number: +1 (617) Associate Chair and Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Temple Foundation Faculty Fellow No. 7 The University of Texas at Austin Address: Phone number: +1 (512) Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics, Harvard College, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Kavli Insitute for Bionano Science and Technology Harvard University Address: Phone number: +1 (617) Joe B. and Louise Cook Professor in Mathematics, The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences Mathematics Department, The University of Texas at Austin Address: Phone number: +1 (512) F. Benjamin Zhan Director, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science Professor of Geographic Information Science, Geography Department Texas State University Address: Phone number: +1 (512) Carmen Reyes Founder, Former Director, and Senior Researcher, Research Center in Geography and Geomatics, CentroGeo, Mexico City. Address: Phone number: (555)