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Luis Gordillo Ph.D.

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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

PhD, Mathematics, Arizona State University, 2004
q-Hausdorff summability

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

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

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

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • 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

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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                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