|Virginia Naibo is Professor and Associate Head at the Department of Mathematics of Kansas State University; she joined the Kansas State University faculty in 2006. Her research interests are in the field of Fourier Analysis; she specializes in the study of bilinear pseudodifferential operators and singular integrals, Leibniz-type rules and commutator estimates, among other topics. Naibo's research work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation, and has appeared in prestigious peer-reviewed professional journals. She has given numerous invited lectures about her research in the US and abroad.
Naibo has supervised research projects for six undergraduate students in topics such as the development of Fourier analysis techniques in digital image processing as well as interdisciplinary collaborations in chemistry and mathematics; most of these students have continued to pursue PhD degrees in STEM disciplines. She was the PhD advisor of three graduate students and is currently supervising one PhD student. Naibo has extensively contributed to the curriculum development at the K-State Mathematics Department, to the training of undergraduate students for mathematics competitions and to the dissemination of mathematics through the organization of seminars, conferences, and symposiums. She was featured in the educational project ``Science in Kansas - 150 years and counting" sponsored by the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative, and she was one of five honorees featured in the article ``Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences" published in the 2020 September issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Naibo is the recipient of the ``2020 William L. Stamey Teaching Award" given by the K-State College of Arts and Sciences, of the ``2021 Kansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics" and of the 2021-2022 K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering Award.
Naibo is currently co-chair of MSRI’s Broadening Participation Advisory Committee; she was the Chair of the Kansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America from 2012 to 2013 and the director of the Center for the Integration of Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Research from 2010 to 2013.