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Math appeal: ASU's Castillo-Chavez


<p>It was an unusual career path for Carlos Castillo-Chavez, an Arizona State University Regents&rsquo; Professor and mathematical epidemiologist.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Castillo-Chavez reveals that &ldquo;math was once his fourth love after theater, literature and women,&rdquo; in an interview with journalist Dolores Tropiano that appears in the July issue of <i>Phoenix</i> magazine. But, he didn&rsquo;t receive recognition in the theater, and started taking math classes, which he discovered he was good at.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Now sought out by government agencies around the world for his expertise in the spread of HIV and influenza, Castillo-Chavez also discusses his summer boot camp for undergraduates and the appeal of math in Tropiano&rsquo;s Q&amp;A.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Castillo-Chavez is founding director of the Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center in ASU&rsquo;s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He also is a faculty member in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the School of Sustainability.</p>

Article Source: Phoenix magazine