Dr. Edward Mosteig is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). He received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. After earning an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Cornell University, he spent two years at Tulane University as a Visiting Assistant Professor before joining the faculty at LMU.
His mathematical research interests emphasize the foundations of computational commutative algebra and its applications to other areas such as coding theory and statistics. He has also delved into research that resides at the intersection of combinatorics and experimental mathematics. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Algebra, the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, and the Journal of Symbolic Computation.
Dr. Mosteig is deeply committed to broadening participation in the sciences, and works with multiple programs that promote excellence in education. He instituted—and served as director from 2009 to 2015 of—A Community Committed to Excellence in Scientific Scholarship (ACCESS) at LMU, which was designed to support and promote academic excellence among incoming students in the College of Science and Engineering, placing particular emphasis on individuals who are either the first in their families to attend college or are from under-represented backgrounds. He also serves as the director of the LMU McNair Scholars Program, which was designed to increase graduate degree awards for students from under-represented segments of society. Dr. Mosteig has presented his work with these programs at conferences, demonstrating their effectiveness. His future research will more deeply investigate these programs and determine which interventions are most effective.
Dr. Mosteig is experienced with the grant-writing process, having served on teams that successfully secured funding for ACCESS through the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM program, the LMU McNair Scholars Program through the Department of Education, and the LMU Noyce Internship and Scholarship opportunities through the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.