I would like to acknowledge funding and support from NSF through grants:
Funding sources from NSF provided under the grants DMS-0806145 / 0902075, PECASE award CMMI-0846816 and CMMI-1069064 are gratefully acknowledged. Previous support includes NSF grant 0595595.
I have also been fortunate to receive support through the following funds and fellowships:
Milton Fund (Harvard University),
Professional Schools Research Fellowship Award (Columbia University),
Rodriguez Family Junior Faculty Award (Columbia University).
My research group and I have been fortunate to receive several best publication awards (detailed in my publication list).
I also acknowledge support when I was a PhD student at Stanford through the Thomas Ford and William Lindvill fellowships. Finally, I would like to acknowledge support from CONACYT (the Mexican NSF).
And my mother wants me to put a list of accomplishments when I was younger and hopefully better looking… (science Olympiads – unfortunately my athletic abilities could improve; honors graduation, meeting presidents (those have been kind of cool experiences!) etc… but I’m afraid if I put too many details my friends will manage to come up with jokes…). Anyway, here I will just say that I’m grateful for the education that I’ve got from (chronological order):
Instituto Blaise Pascale (my high school in Oaxaca). I have enjoyed sharing my experiences recently with their students… I hope I haven’t spoiled them too much.
ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México): I recently was fortunate to receive one of the “2012 Premio al Mérito Profesional” (Professional Merit Award), for which I’m very grateful.
Stanford University: I am grateful and honored to have delivered a Distinguished Alumni Scholar Lecture in 2012.