Marielba Rojas -- Biography


Marielba Rojas received a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from Simón Bolívar University in Sartenejas, Venezuela, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from Rice University. Her research interests are the numerical solution of large-scale inverse problems by means of linear algebra and optimization techniques.

After finishing her Ph.D., Dr. Rojas held postdoctoral positions in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University; in the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway; and in the Parallel Algorithms Team at CERFACS in Toulouse, France. In 2002, she became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She left Wake Forest in 2006 to accept a position as an Associate Professor in Informatics and Mathematical Modelling at the Technical University of Denmark. In the Fall of 2009, Dr. Rojas joined the scientific staff of the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

Dr. Rojas is originally from Venezuela, a beautiful country on the northern part of South America. She has many interests including reading, movies, art, languages, crafts, traveling, cooking, and hiking.

Her main hobby is  photography.