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Dr. Gustavo Carrero

Dr. Gustavo Carrero

Associate Professor, Mathematics

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My journey of mathematics started in Venezuela, where I obtained both my Bachelor and Master of Science in Mathematics, from Universidad Simón Bolívar and Universidad de Los Andes, respectively. I received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of Alberta and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Canada. I have had the great fortune to be part of the AU (Athabasca University) family since 2007 as a faculty member in Mathematics for the Centre for Science, Faculty of Science and Technology.

Within the broad discipline of Applied Mathematics my research field has been mainly Mathematical Biology; with focus in the development and analysis of mathematical models to understand processes at the cellular level; specifically, the spatiotemporal dynamics of proteins within the cell nucleus, the mobility of proteins on the cell membrane, and the effect of radiation on the cell cycle.

Recently, I have become very interested in the field of Mathematical Psychology. Specifically, in the development of mathematical models, using differential equations, to understand psychological processes related to well-being.

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Research interests

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Differential Equations

Educational credentials

  • Bachelor in Mathematics, 1996 Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad Simón Bolívar
  • Master's Degree in Mathematics, 1998 Departamento de Matemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics, 2005 Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta

Professional affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta