Dr. Sara Shirinkam

Faculty Profile


Sara Shirinkam is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) since 2018. Prior to that, she has worked as an instructor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) since 2013. Dr. Shirinkam spent her Postdoctoral Fellow at UTSA and worked on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. She received her Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, through a joint program with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2012. She also worked as a visiting scholar at Wayne State University in 2011. Dr. Shirinkam enjoys playing piano, oil painting and spending time with her family.

  • Post Doc Fellow (2012-2013): University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics (2008-2012): K.N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Tehran, Iran (2008-2010) joint program with University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (2010-2012)
  • Visiting Scholar (October 2010-March 2011): Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (2004-2006): Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of The Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX (Fall 2018-Present)
  • Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (Fall 2013-Present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mathematics and computer science, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX (Fall 2013)
  • Post- Doc Fellow, Department Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (2012-2013)
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Industrial and Systems Eng., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (2010- 2011)
  • Instructor, Department of Electrical and Computer Eng., Azad University, Iran (2006-2010)

Dr. Shirinkam’s research areas are in advanced data analytics and computational mathematics. Her research in data analytics addresses problems in predictive and high dimensional data analytics. Her research in computational mathematics is concerned with numerical algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics for model based clustering, and multicomplex spaces for computation of high order derivatives.

  • Foundation of Higher Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Calculus III
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus I (Online and face to face)
  • Precalculus
  • College Algebra
  • College Geometry
  • Calculus for the Biosciences (Online and face to face)

S.H.A. Faruqui, Y. Du, R. Meka, A. Alaeddini, Y. Du, C. Li, S. Shirinkam, J. Wang, Dynamic Forecasting of Blood Glucose Level for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Using Mobile-Based Health Lifestyle Data: Deep Learning Model Using Long Short-Term Memory Neural Network, JMIR mHealth and uHealth (JMU, ISSN 2291-5222; Impact Factor 4.301). In Press.

S. Shirinkam, A. Alaeddini, E. Gross, Identifying the Number of Components in Gaussian Mixture Models using Numerical Algebraic Geometry, Journal of Algebra and its applications. DOI: 10.1142/S0219498820502047. In Press.

S. Shirinkam, A. Alaeddini, H. R. Millwater, On the Application of Multicomplex Algebras in Numerical Integration, Appl. Math. Inf. Sci., (2016) 10 (1): 1-9.

H. R. Millwater, S. Shirinkam, Multicomplex Taylor Series Expansion for Computing High-Order Derivatives, Int. J. Appl. Math., (2014) 27 (4): 311-334.

S.H. Faruqui, M.C.W. Chang, A. Alaeddini, S. Shirinkam, C.A. Jaramillo, M.J. Pugh. Learning and Summarizing Graphical Models using Eigen Analysis of Graph Laplacian: An Application in Analysis of Multiple Chronic Conditions, Journal of Internet Medical Research, (Impact Factor 2018: 4.945, ranked #1 out of 26 journals in the medical informatics category), Submitted.

M. Huang, Y. Wang, S. Shirinkam, A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, Application of Multivariate Control Chart Techniques to Identifying Nonconforming Pallets in Automotive Assembly Plants, SAE WCX20, April 21-23, 2020, Detroit (Proceeding)