Elena Naumova

Elena N. Naumova earned her doctorate from Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia and completed her postdoctoral training in artificial intelligence systems at the Baumann State Technical University in Moscow.  Dr. Naumova is a recognized mathematician, Professor and Chair of the Division of Data Sciences of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She is an Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Public Health Policy and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Dr. Naumova is studying the effects of climate change, extreme weather and disasters on vulnerable communities. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Her international work and travels have taken her to several countries, including Ecuador, Japan, India, and Indonesia. On this trip, Elena will talk about notable scientific discoveries originated in cities of the Danube River: from Sofia to Prague, that changed the way how we approach human health problems.  For example: hand disinfection by Ingaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian of Vienna, Vitamin C by Budapest-born Albert Szent-Gyogyi, or mathematical methods that help to read EKG and predict outbreaks, by Rudolf Kálmán, a Hungarian-American electrical engineer, mathematician, and inventor. These inventions will be linked to Tufts students work.