Malena Espanol

Asst Professor
TEMPE Campus


Malena EspaƱol is an assistant professor of applied mathematics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Formerly an associate professor at The University of Akron, her research interests include the development, analysis and application of mathematical models and numerical models for solving problems in science and engineering.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow. California Institute of Technology 2009-2012
  • Ph.D. Mathematics, Tufts University 2009
  • M.S. Mathematics, Tufts University 2005
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 2003

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Research Interests

Dr. Malena Espanol's research interests are in the areas of Applied and Computational Mathematics. She is interested in the development, analysis, and application of mathematical models and numerical methods for solving problems arising in science and engineering. Her work has been focused on problems related to materials science, image processing, and medical diagnostics. More specifically, her research has been at the intersection of many different mathematical areas including numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, calculus of variations, and machine learning. 


Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
APM 520 Adv Numerical Linear Algebra
APM 792 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
APM 505 Applied Linear Algebra