Faculty Profile for Dr. Daniela Ferrero

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Dr. Daniela Ferrero
Associate Professor — Mathematics
MCS 553
phone: (512) 245-3743

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Linear Algebra.

Research Interests

Interconnection Network Models, Directed Graphs and Directed Hypergraphs, Propagation Processes, Pursuit-Evasion Games, Zero Forcing, Rank Minimization, Chip Firing, Hamiltonicity and Graph Factorization.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ferrero, D., Flagg, M., Hall, H. T., Hogben, L., Lin, J. C.-H., Meyer, S. A., … Shader, B. (2019). Rigid linkages and partial zero forcing. Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 26(2). https://doi.org/https://www.combinatorics.org/ojs/index.php/eljc/article/view/v26i2p43/7857
  • Ferrero, D., Gregorious, C., Kalinowski, T., Ryan, J., & Stephen, S. (2019). Minimum rank and zero forcing number for butterfly networks. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 37(3), 970–988. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s10878-018-0335-1
  • Ferrero, D., Boyer, K., Brimkov, B., English, S., Keller, A., Kirsch, R., … Reinhart, C. (2019). The zero forcing polynomial of a graph. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 258, 35–48. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dam.2018.11.033
  • Bozeman, C., Brimkov, B., Erickson, C., Ferrero, D., Flagg, M., & Hogben, L. (2019). Restricted power domination and zero forcing problems. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 33(3), 935–956. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s10878-018-0330-6
  • Ferrero, D., Kalinowski, T., & Stephen, S. (2019). Zero forcing in iterated line digraphs. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 255, 198–208. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dam.2018.08.019

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: One Math Professor Award, Pearson’s - Mathematical Association of America. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Honors College at Texas State University. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: ERUDITE Fellowship, Government of Kerala, India. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner-Up Excellence in Research Award, College of Science. 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Mentor Award Siemens-Westinghouse Competition on Math Science and Technology, Siemens Foundation. 2004

Selected Grants

  • Ferrero, Daniela Maria (Co-Principal), Matusevich, Laura (Principal). South-Central Combinatorics Conference, NSF, Federal, $5650.00. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Ferrero, Daniela Maria. Association for Women in Mathematics, NSF, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1891. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Ferrero, Daniela (Principal). Women Doing Math, MAA-Tensor Program for Women and Mathematics, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $6000.00. (Funded: May 2018 - May 2019). Grant.
  • Ferrero, Daniela (Principal). Yes, we can do math!, MAA-Tensor SUMMA Program, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $6000.00. (Funded: May 2017 - May 2018). Grant.
  • Ferrero, Daniela (Co-Principal), Benson, Katie (Co-Principal), Flagg, Mary (Co-Principal), Hogben, Leslie (Co-Principal), Vasilevska, Violeta (Co-Principal). Research Undegraduate Faculty, NSF / AIM (American Institute of Mathematics), $6437.78. (Funded: July 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

National Science Foundation (NSF)
March 2019-March 2019
National Science Foundation (NSF)
December 2018-December 2018
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Steering Committee Member for the AWM Research Network for Women in Graph Theory and Applications (Program AWM Advances)
September 2019-Present
Member of the Board of Human Resources
NSF / AIM (American Institute of Mathematics)
November 2018-Present
Australasian Journal of Combinatorics (Australasian Combinatorial Society)
Referee (2 papers)