Faculty Profile for Dr. Ivan Ojeda-Ruiz

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Dr. Ivan Ojeda-Ruiz
Senior Lecturer — Mathematics
DERR 304
phone: (512) 245-4756

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I was born in Puerto Rico where I did my undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. I moved to the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 to do my graduate studies in mathematics. I obtained my Ph.D. on 2017 and have been teaching at Texas State University ever since.

Teaching Interests

I believe the best way to teach is by example. I work hard to teach my students but I work harder to be a role model. That is what drives me and the success of my students. I believe research should be understood by all students and I like to demonstrate my love for it.

Research Interests

My main interest in Numerical Linear Algebra. I work with a constrained eigenvalue problem that has applications in image segmentation. I have always had an interest for mathematical applications in STEM fields. I've recently built an interest in Dynamic Mode Decomposition, Image inpainting, and 3D Image Reconstruction.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ojeda-Ruiz, I. (2019). NORMALIZED CUT PROBLEMS WITH GENERALIZED LINEAR CONSTRAINTS. University of Texas at Arlington. Retrieved from https://rc.library.uta.edu/uta-ir/bitstream/handle/10106/28661/RUIZ-DISSERTATION-2017.pdf?sequence=1
  • Odeja-Ruiz, I., & Lee, Y. J. (2020). A fast constrained image segmentation algorithm. Results in Applied Mathematics, 8. Retrieved from 2450 Great Oaks Dr.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Graduate Student. May 1, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: MAVS Bridge Program Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Bridging University and High School Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington. May 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: MAVS GK-12 Program Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Integrating Applied Mathe-matics Research in the Junior High School Classroom, University of Texas at Arlington. May 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: MAVS GK-12 Program Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Outreach Activities, University of Texas at Arlington. May 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Academic excellence in Science and Mathematics (Dean's List), University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. August 2008 - May 2009

Selected Grants

  • Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta (Co-Principal), Schemmel, John (Co-Principal), Ameri, Farhad (Principal), Lee, Young Ju (Co-Principal), Ojeda-Ruiz, Ivan (Co-Principal). Technology Enhanced Analysis of Materials, CoSearch 2019 - Materials with Intelligence, Texas State University, $10000. (Submitted: March 3, 2019, Funded: September 2019 - September 2020). Grant.
  • Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta (Co-Principal), Schemmel, John (Co-Principal), Ameri, Farhad (Principal), Lee, Young Ju (Co-Principal), Ojeda-Ruiz, Ivan (Co-Principal). Technology Enhanced Analysis of Materials, CoSearch 2019 - Materials with Intelligence, Texas State University, $2000. (Submitted: March 3, 2019, Funded: September 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Other
Service at the Gulf States Math Alliance (GSMath) Conference, Southern University and A&M College
February 2020
Other
Service at the Gulf States Math Alliance (GSMath) Conference, University of Texas at Arlington
February 2017
Organizer
Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) Conference on Inverse Scattering and Transmission Eigenvalues, University of Texas at Arlington
May 2014
Other
University Interscholastic League (UIL) at Hutchinson Junior High
August 2013-May 2014
Other
Service at the MAvericks in Math Day (Sonya Kovalevsky Day)
March 2014