BiographyLeslie Hogben is the Dio Lewis Holl Chair in Applied Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics at Iowa State University, and the Associate Director for Diversity of the American Institute of Mathematics.
She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1974, and
her Ph.D. in 1978 from Yale University under the direction of Nathan
Jacobson. Although originally working in nonassociative algebras, in the
mid-1990s she changed her focus to linear algebra.
Dr. Hogben is the author of more than 70 research papers and particularly enjoys introducing students to mathematical research. She has or is advising three postdoctoral associates, twelve doctoral students, twelve master's students, and thirty undergraduate researchers. She is
the co-director of the NSF-sponsored ISU Math REU and developed an early graduate research (EGR) course for mathematics and applied mathematics graduate students at ISU.
Dr. Hogben is a frequent co-organizer of meetings, workshops, and special
sessions/mini-symposia. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the International Linear Algebra Society and an associate editor of the journals Linear Algebra and
its Applications and Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Linear algebra, especially combinatorial matrix theory.
Spectral graph theory.
Applications of linear algebra and graph theory.