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FOR ITS MEMBERS, ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
No.10
Newsletter of the School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
February 2004
WELCOME to INCOMING FACULTY and NEW POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEES
It is a pleasure to welcome the new members of the School of Mathematics--Assistant Professors Ezra Miller and Duane Nykamp. We also welcome the new Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor Chian-Jen Wang.
Assistant Professor Ezra Miller earned his Ph.D. in 2000 from UC Berkeley where his honors, while a graduate student, included a Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, a Julia B. Robinson Fellowship and the Charles B. Morrey Award. During the period 2000 - 2002 he was an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MIT. Ezra joined our department in September 2002, but took a leave of absence to spend the 2002 - 2003 academic year as a visiting researcher at MSRI Berkeley. His research areas are algebraic geometry, combinatorics, commutative algebra and mathematical physics.
Assistant Professor Duane Nykamp earned his Ph.D. in 2000 from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. As a graduate student, his honors included an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, and Henry Mitchell Mac Cracken Fellowship. During the period 2000 to 2003 he was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Computational Applied Mathematics Assistant Professor at UCLA. In addition, he held a Margaret and Herman Sokol Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and was a recipient of an NSF Grant. In his research Duane studies neural networks, both through modeling as well as through analysis of experimental data.
Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor Chian-Jen Wang earned her Ph.D. in 2003 from Ohio State University. Her research areas are automorphic forms and representation theory.

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