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 Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics   University of California, Los Angeles  2011
 Master of Arts in Mathematics  University of California, Los Angeles  2007
 Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics  University of Colorado, Boulder  2005
 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science  University of Colorado, Boulder  2005


Data Science, Statistical and Predictive Modeling, Computational Linguistics, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, High Performance Computing, Signal and Image Processing


  • E. Doggett and A. Cantarero.  Identifying Eyewitness News-worthy Events on Twitter.  Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media, pp. 7-13, 2016.  Link.
  • S. Apreleva and A. Cantarero. Predicting the location of users on Twitter from low density graphs. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, pp. 976-983, 2015. Link. ResearchGate.
  • A. Cantarero and T. Goldstein.  A fast method for interface and parameter estimation in linear elliptic pdes with piecewise constant coefficients.  CAM Report.
  • J. Hegemann, A. Cantarero, C. Richardson, and J. Teran.  An Explicit Update Scheme for Inverse Parameter and Interface Estimation of Piecewise Constant, Discontinuous Coefficients in Linear Elliptic PDEs.  SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 35(2), A1098-A1119, 2013.  ResearchGate.
  • Y. Zhu, Y. Wang, J. Hellrung, A. Cantarero, E. Sifakis, and J. Teran.  A second-order virtual node algorithm for nearly incompressible linear elasticity in irregular domains.  Journal of Computational Physics 231 (2012), pp. 7092-7117.  PDF.
  • M. Brega, A. Cantarero, and C. Lee.  Developing Improved Algorithms for QuickPass Systems.  UMAP Journal 25(3), 2004.


Head of Data Research, TLL, LLC.  Santa Monica, CA
June 2013 - Present
  • Manage team that creates and maintains streams of content from social media for customers
  • Oversee algorithm development across all product lines
  • Manage team working on predictive analytics, data aggregation, and ranking data from social media
  • Product manager for analytics and measurement products
  • Product manager for first version of live television broadcast software
Senior Data Scientist, TLL, LLC.  Santa Monica, CA
January 2013 - June 2013
  • Created topics to monitor social media for clients in media and entertainment and produced analyses and reports
  • Worked on algorithms to derive additional insights from social media content
  • Developed dynamic social media experience for live broadcast events used at the Billboard Music Awards 2013
Post-Doc, Research Staff, HRL Laboratories, LLC.  Malibu, CA
May 2012 - January 2013
  • Developed tools and analysis techniques for large scale neural networks
  • Designed algorithms to run on distributed GPU platform
  • Built testing platform in python for existing code base
Software Engineer, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation.  Irvine, CA.
January 2008 - May 2012.
  • Developed new video compression technologies with real time software decoding on mobile platforms
  • Video search and object identification
Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Mathematics, UCLA.
2008 - 2011
  • Multigrid methods for nearly incompressible linear elasticity
  • Numerical methods for parameter and interface estimation in elliptic PDEs
  • Dissertation Title:  Numerical Methods and Inverse Problems in Elliptic PDEs
Student Intern, Sandia National Laboratories.  Livermore, CA.
Summer 2005.
  • Evaluated methods for generating prolongation operators for algebraic multigrid
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Studied methods for image segmentation, denoising and restoration
  • Data compression, clustering, and recognition using matrix factorization and wavelet techniques
  • Computational math algorithms on distributed architectures
  • Thesis:  Constructing parallel algorithms for the automatic extraction of three-dimensional cellular structures from digital images generated via electron microscopy 

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, UCLA
2007-2008.  2009-2010

Academic Excellence Workshop Facilitator, Minority Engineering Program, University of Colorado, Boulder
2001, 2004


Operating Systems:  Windows, Linux/Unix, and MacOS X
Programming:  C, C++, Python, MPI, OpenMP, MATLAB


 Member, Math and Physical Sciences Council, GSA UCLA  2007-2011
 Vice-President, SIAM Student Chapter, UCLA  2009-2010
 President, SIAM Student Chapter, UCLA  2007-2009
 External President, Math and Physical Sciences Council, GSA, UCLA  2007-2010
 Forum Representative, GSA, UCLA  2007-2010
 Member, GSA Elections Committee, UCLA  2006-2007
 Organizer, GSO Perspectives Seminar, UCLA Math Department  2006-2007
 Lead Organizer, Front Range Applied Math Student Conference, Denver, CO  2005
 President, SIAM Student Chapter, CU-Boulder  2004-2005
 Vice-President, SIAM Student Chapter, CU-Boulder  2003-2004
 Society Representative, University of Colorado Engineering Council  2003


 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
 Outstanding Ranking and SIAM Prize, Mathematical Contest in Modeling