Weaving Mathematics

In this lecture, Dr. De las Peñas talks about the intersection of mathematics and Philippine indigenous weaving.

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Ma. Louise Antonette N. De Las Peñas is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and currently the Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work, Loyola Schools, Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines. Her research interests are discrete geometry, mathematical crystallography, group theory, and technology in mathematics education.

She is a recipient of several research awards including the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) Achievement Award in the Mathematical Sciences and the Philippine Commission on Higher Education Republica National Research Award. She has published her research extensively in international and national journals, book chapters, international conference publications; and a number of her published articles have been given recognition by the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) as outstanding scientific papers.

Prof. De Las Peñas is an Executive Member of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCR) Mathematical and Theoretical Commission, and an International Program Committee Member of the Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM).

She is currently the column editor of The Mathematical Tourist of the journal The Mathematical Intelligencer and member of the Editorial Board of the Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology (EJMT).

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