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Dr. Olga Kosheleva's areas of expertise are in mathematics education in teacher preparation, curriculum development with focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) integration and applied mathematics. Her primary education goal is to motivate student teachers to teach mathematics and science effectively so that they will create the same love for those topics that she herself developed as a young child. Dr. Kosheleva completed her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2003. The focus of her research was on solving mathematical optimization problem in the context of using state-of-the art JPEG2000 compression on three-dimensional meteorological data. In her research, she worked with a variety of scientific data (meteorological, radar, medical), applied statistical data analysis and analyzed different approaches to constructing meaningful quality metrics for evaluating and comparing different data compression algorithms. These studies have since proven to be transferrable to educational data analysis in her current work. Dr. Kosheleva has two Master's degrees. The first is in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Novosibirsk University, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1978 (Diploma Summa Cum Laude). During five years of her study she worked with the prominent academician, A.D. Alexandrov, a leader in the area of Geometry and Geometry education.