## Directory | Math

# Luis Gordillo Ph.D.

## Mathematics and Statistics

### Associate Professor

Associate Professor

## Contact Information

Office Location: Animal Science (ANSC) 215

DialPhone: (435) 797-0245

SendEmail: luis.gordillo@usu.edu

## Educational Background

## Biography

I was born in Ecuador. Moved to the US in 1999 to pursue grad studies at Arizona State University. I did a postdoc in Mathbio before moving to University of Puerto Rico in 2007, then moved to Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2011. Finally, I moved to Utah State in the Fall of 2012.

## Research Interests

Applied mathematics: mathematical ecology, theoretical epidemiology. Math education.

## Awards

### Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year, 2018

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, USU### Teacher of the Year, 2015

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, USU##
**Publications** - Abstracts

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**Publications** - Books & Book Chapters

- Greenwood, P., Gordillo, L.G, (2009). Stochastic epidemic modeling: Mathematical and Statistical Estimation Approaches in Epidemiology. Springer

### Book Chapters

* *Has not been peer reviewed*

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**Publications** - Fact Sheets

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**Publications** - Journal Articles

- Rodriguez, L., Gordillo, L.G, (2019). Low-density barriers for controlling plant crowd diseases: how far and fast can pathogens spread?. Natural Resources Modeling
- Jordan, S., Ramirez, R., Gordillo, L.G, (2019). Modeling the spatial spread of alfalfa stem nematodes. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 154:3, 649-657.
- Dixon, S., Huntly, N., Greenwood, P.E, Gordillo, L.G, (2018). A stochastic model for water-vegetation systems and the effect of decreasing precipitation on semi-arid environments. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 15:5, 1155-1164.
- Gordillo, L.G, Jordan, S., (2017). Influence of resistant varieties on the speed of propagation of simple epidemics in crops. Applied Mathematics Letters, 68, 129-134.
- Snyder, K., Kohler, B.R, Gordillo, L.G, (2017). Mass action in two-sex population models: encounters, mating encounters and the associated numerical correction. Letters in Biomathematics, 4:1
- Scott, J., Nischwitz, C., Ramirez, R., Gordillo, L.G, (2017). Managing the spread of alfalfa stem nematode:the relationship between crop rotation periods and pest re-emergence. Natural Resource Modeling
- Ramirez, S., Gordillo, L.G, (2016). Approximating optimal release in a deterministic model for the sterile insect technique. International Journal of Agronomy, 2016
- Duncan, J., Powell, J., Gordillo, L.G, Eason, J., (2015). A model for Mountain Pine Beetle outbreaks in age structured forest: predicting severity and outbreak-recovery cycle period. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 77:7, 1256-1284.
- Gordillo, L.G, (2015). Modeling ephemeral mating encounters in insects: the emergence of mate-finding Allee effects and applications to theoretical models of sterile release. Theoretical Population Biology, 104, 10-16.
- Denkinger, J., Gordillo, L.G, (2015). Urban life of Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) on San Cristobal Island, Ecuador: threats and population trends. Journal of Sea Research
- Gordillo, L.G, (2014). Pest persistence and eradication conditions in a deterministic model for sterile insect release. Journal of Biological Dynamics
- Gordillo, L.G, (2014). Optimal sterile insect release for area-wide integrated pest management in a density regulated pest population. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
- Alpizar, G., Gordillo, L.G, (2013). Disease spread in coupled populations: minimizing response strategies costs in discrete time models. Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
- Gordillo, L.G, (2013). Reducing mosquito-borne disease outbreak size: the relative importance of contact and transmissibility in a network model. Applied Mathematical Modelling
- Gordillo, L.G, Kim, Y., (2012). A simulation of the effects of early eradication of nematode infected trees on spread of pine wilt disease.. European Journal of Plant Pathology
- Gordillo, L.G, (2011). The effects of reducing mating likelihood on population viability. Natural Resources Modeling
- Kim, B., Gordillo, L.G, Kim, Y., (2010). A model for the transmission dynamics of Orientia Tsutsugamushi among its natural reservoirs. Journal of Theoretical Biology
- Viteri, D., Gordillo, L.G, (2009). Modeling and control of non-persistent plant viruses transmission for annual production cycles.. European Journal of Plant Pathology
- Gordillo, L.G, Greenwood, P., Martil-Lof, A., Marion, S., (2008). Bimodal epidemic size distributions for near-critical SIR with vaccination. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
- Gordillo, L.G, Greenwood, P., (2008). The effect of patterns of infectiousness on epidemic size. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
- Kuske, R., Gordillo, L.G, Greenwood, P., (2007). Sustained oscillations via coherence resonance in SIR.
- Bustoz, J., Gordillo, L.G, (2005). q-Hausdorff summability. Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications

### Academic Journal

* *Has not been peer reviewed*

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**Publications** - Literary Journal

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**Publications** - MultiMedia

* *Has not been peer reviewed*

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**Publications** - Technical Reports

* *Has not been peer reviewed*

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**Publications** - Translations & Transcripts

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**Publications** - Other

* *Has not been peer reviewed*

## Scheduled Teaching

### MATH 5710 - Introduction to Probability, **Spring 2019**

### CAS 6001 - Climate Adaptation Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium, **Fall 2018**

### MATH 5710 - Introduction to Probability, **Fall 2018**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Fall 2018**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2018**

### MATH 5420 - Partial Differential Equations, **Spring 2018**

### CAS 6001 - Climate Adaptation Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium, **Fall 2017**

### MATH 2210 - Multivariable Calculus, **Fall 2017**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2017**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2017**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2017**

### MATH 2210 - Multivariable Calculus, **Spring 2017**

### MATH 5810, 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Fall 2016**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Fall 2016**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Fall 2016**

### MATH 2250 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, **Summer 2016**

### BIOL, MATH 4230 - Applied Mathematics in Biology, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 5620, 6810 - Numerical Solution of Differential Equations, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 5610 - Computational Linear Algebra and Solution of Systems of Equations, **Fall 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Fall 2015**

### PSC, WATS 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, **Fall 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 5460 - Introduction to the Theory and Application of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 5420 - Partial Differential Equations, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Fall 2014**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Fall 2014**

### MATH 5410 - Methods of Applied Mathematics, **Fall 2014**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2014**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2014**

### MATH 2280 - Ordinary Differential Equations, **Spring 2014**

### MATH 5420 - Partial Differential Equations, **Spring 2014**

### MATH 5820 - Topics in Mathematics, **Spring 2014**

### MATH 5610 - Computational Linear Algebra and Solution of Systems of Equations, **Fall 2013**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Fall 2013**

### MATH 3310 - Discrete Mathematics, **Summer 2013**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 5420 - Partial Differential Equations, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 1220 - Calculus II, **Fall 2012**

### MATH 1220 - Calculus II, **Fall 2012**

### MATH 5810,6910 - Topics in Mathematics, **Fall 2012**

## Graduate Students Mentored

**Daniel D'Angelo,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2019

**Melissa Pulley,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2018

**Scott Jordan,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2015 - May 2018

**Shannon Dixon,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2015 - May 2017

**Katherine Snyder,**Mathematics & Statistics, September 2015 - May 2016

**Scott Jordan,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2014 - May 2015

**Sergio Ramirez,**Mathematics & Statistics, October 2012 - May 2014