Ph.D. Candidate Applied Mathematics Department of Mathematics and Statistics 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250 Office: Sherman Hall 133 Email: teresa.lebair@umbc.edu |

**Short Bio:**- I am a Ph.D. candidate and a fifth year graduate student in the UMBC Applied Mathematics program. My thesis adviser is Dr. Jinglai Shen, and I am currently working on constrained estimation/approximation problems using techniques from optimization, control, statistics, linear algebra, and spline theory. I will graduate in August of 2016.
**Education:**- 2007 - 2011: B.S. in Mathematics, Saint Vincent College

2011 - 2013: M.S. in Applied Mathematics, UMBC

2011 - present: Ph.D. program in Applied Mathematics, UMBC **Publications:**

Shape Restricted Smoothing Splines via Constrained Optimal Control and Nonsmooth Newton's Methods (J. Shen and T.M. Lebair),*Automatica*, Vol. 53, pp. 216-224, 2015.

Minimax Lower Bound and Optimal Estimation of Convex Functions in the Supremum Norm (T.M. Lebair, J. Shen, and X. Wang),*IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control*, Forthcoming.

Uniform Lipschitz Property of Nonnegative Derivative Constrained B-Splines and Applications to Shape Constrained Estimation (T.M. Lebair and J. Shen), Submitted.

Teresa M. Lebair