Maria   C.  Villalobos

Professor  

Office: EMAGC 3.718
Phone: (956) 665-2123
Email: cristina.villalobos@utrgv.edu

Maria C. Villalobos





Selected Publications


  • Cristina Villalobos, Elizabeth Rodriguez-Hernandez, and Heinrich Foltz. "Optimization of LPDA Antennas with Axial Twist," Boston, MA: Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018.

  • John Bernard, Olga Ramirez, and Cristina Villalobos. "Using Technology to Determine Factorability or Non-factorability of Quadratic Algebraic Trinomials," Proceedings of the 2017 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), 2017.

  • F. Flor, Xiaohui Wang, Cristina Villalobos, Robert Freeman, Stephen Crown, and Horacio Vasquez. "Students’ Perceptions on Challenge Based Instruction," 2015 JSM Proceeding, Statistical Education Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 2015: 963-977.

  • Erika Camacho, Luis Melara, Cristina Villalobos, and Stephen Wirkus. "Optimal Control in the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa," Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 76, (2014): 292-313.

  • B. Mordukhovich, M.N. Nguyen, and Cristina Villalobos. "The Smallest Enclosing Ball Problem and the Smallest Intersecting Ball Problem: Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions," Optimization Letters 7, (2013): 839-853.

  • M.N. Nguyen, Cristina Villalobos, and T.A. Nguyen. "Minimal Time Functions and the Smallest Intersecting Ball Problem Generated by Unbounded Dynamics," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 154, no. 3 (2012): 768-791.

  • E. Fenichel, C. Castillo-Chavez, M. Ceddia, G. Chowell, P. Gonzalez-Parra, G. Hickling, G. Holloway, R. Horan, B. Morin, C. Perrings, M. Springborn, L. Velazquez, and Cristina Villalobos. "Adaptive Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, (2011): 6306-6311.

  • T. Aktosun, A. Arciero, B. Flores, H. Knaust, and Cristina Villalobos. "Work in Progress: The Bridge to the Doctorate Experience: A Reflection on Best Practices and Project Outcomes," Rapid City, SD: Proc of the 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011.

  • Robert Freeman, Arturo Fuentes, Horacio Vasquez, Stephen Crown, Cristina Villalobos, Robert Wrinkle, Olga Ramirez, and Miguel Gonzalez. "AC 2010-2005: Increasing Student Access, Retention, and Graduation Through an Integrated Stem Pathways Support Initiative for the Rio South Texas Region – Year One Activities and Results," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition and published in conference proceedings. June 2010.

  • P. Gonzalez-Parra, L. Velazquez, Cristina Villalobos, and C. Castillo-Chavez. "Optimal Control Applied to a Discrete Influenza Model," Proc of the XXXVI Int’l Operational Research Applied to Health Services, June 2010: 13-27.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Benjamin Flores. Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: UT System LSAMP, NSF-LSAMP, $4,000,000.00 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2023)

  • Cristina Villalobos. Active Learning for Pre-Calculus, and Calculus Courses at UTRGV, SEMINAL project with the Association of Public and Landgrant Universities, NSF IUSE, $93,300.00 (February 1, 2018 - December 1, 2020)

  • Timothy Huber. Collaborative Research: A Texan Partnership towards a Diverse PhD Pool in Mathematics, NSF DMS-Infrastructure Program PAPPG NSF 17-1, $443,932.00 (August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2020)

  • Arturo Fuentes. NSF-REE: Understanding and Diversifying Transfer Student Pathways to Engineering Degrees, National Science Foundation, $280,599.00 (2014 - 2018)

  • Ben Flores. UT System LSAMP: A Model Senior Alliance, NSF-LSAMP Program, $4,000,000.00 (2013 - 2018)

  • Cristina Villalobos. UTRGV Graduate College Success, UTRGV Graduate School, $5,000.00 (2015 - 2016)

  • Cristina Villalobos. Integrating South Texas Efforts in STEM Education, U.S. Department of Defense HBCU/MI Program, $4,700,000.00 (2011 - 2016)

  • Havidán Rodríguez. ADVANCING Women in the Academic STEM Fields through Dual-Career Policies and Practices, National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program for a 2014 Symposium, $91,400.00 (2013 - 2014)

  • Virgil Pierce. The Halliburton Speaker Series for Students, Halliburton Foundation, $15,000.00 (2012 - 2013)

  • Havidán Rodríguez. Attracting and Nurturing Women Faculty at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), National Science Foundation, ADVANCE Program, $3,105,100.00 ( 2012)



Selected Presentations


  • Cristina Villalobos. "Optimization of LPDA Antennas with Axial Twist," 2018 Field of Dreams Conference, The Math Alliance, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Featured Speaker. (November 2018)

  • Cristina Villalobos. "Optimization of LPDA Antennas with Axial Twist," IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Boston, MA. (July 2018)

  • Cristina Villalobos. "Antenna Optimization," Department of Mathematics, Purdue University. Colloquia Speaker, (March 2018)

  • Cristina Villalobos. "STEM Collaborations," Consejos Colectivos: Improving STEM Success at HSIs, Dallas, TX. Invited Speaker. (February 2018)

  • Cristina Villalobos. "Becoming Agents of Change," Social Inclusion and Social Justice Conference, Shippensburg University, Harrisburg, PA. Keynote Speaker. (April 2017)

  • John Bernard, Olga Ramirez, and Cristina Villalobos. "Using Technology to Determine Factorability or Non-factorability of Quadratic Algebraic Trinomials," The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, SITE: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Austin, Texas (April 2017)

  • Cristina Villalobos. "Finding the Best," Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Shippensburg University, Harrisburg, PA. Colloquia Speaker. (April 2017)

  • John Bernard, Olga Ramirez, and Cristina Villalobos. "Using Technology to Determine Factorability or Non-factorability of Quadratic Algebraic Trinomials," The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) & SITE, Austin, TX (March 2017)

  • Cristina Villalobos. "Becoming Agents of Change and Optimal Control in Treating Retinitis Pigmentosa," 2016 David Blackwell-Richard Tapia Conference, NIMBioS, University of TN-Knoxville. Invited Speaker. (October 2016)

  • Xiaohui Wang, L. Fernandez, Olga Ramirez, and Cristina Villalobos. "Is Mathematics Anxiety Really A Bad Thing and How Is It Coupled with Students’ Study Habits?," Statistics Seminar, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, UTRGV, Edinburg (August 2016)

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