**Dr. Editha C. Jose**

Associate Professor (Mathematics) and Director

Dr. Editha Carreon Jose joined the Mathematics Division of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) as a Teaching Associate in 1998. She became a regular faculty member in 2001 after attainment of her master’s degree. Since then, Dr. Jose has consistently responded to the call to be of greater service to the university. After conferment of her PhD Mathematics degree in 2010, Dr. Jose remained active in pursuing meaningful researches and collaborations with experts from various parts of the country and abroad. Her researches focus on the homogenization and controllability of partial differential equations and chemical reaction network theory. Her efforts have helped link the institute with local and international institutions and opened opportunities for younger members of the faculty to pursue research and graduate studies abroad.

Whether a member or chair of a committee, a division, or an organization, Dr. Jose goes above and beyond what is expected of her. Her mentors and colleagues at IMSP best attest to her strong work ethic. Her commitment to serve and leadership capabilities are also recognized by the mathematics community. During her first year as Deputy Director of IMSP, Dr. Jose was elected as President of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (CALABARZON Chapter). In 2019, she topped the election of the national board members of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines.

Dr. Jose is a BS Mathematics (cum laude) and MS Mathematics graduate of UP Los Baños. She obtained her PhD Mathematics degree from UP Diliman. Currently, Dr. Jose is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics. She is UP Scientist 1 (2017-2019), 2017 UPLB Outstanding Teacher in the Physical Sciences (Senior Category), and 2016 CAS Most Outstanding Senior Faculty Member. On top of these, she is a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a proud mother of five children.

*(CMN Pinol)*