• Jasper Weinburd

    Jasper Weinburd Awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Jasper Weinburd has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will be receiving his Ph.D. degree this year under the direction of Prof. Arnd Scheel. His NSF postdoctoral research will study the collective behavior of swarms of foraging locusts. Classifying patterns of collective behavior provides insight into the biological mechanisms driving individual insects. Understanding this link may inspire efficient, low-cost methods for locust control and crop-loss mitigation. He is headed to Harvey Mudd College to work with Prof.

  • Alice Nadeau

    Alice Nadeau Awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Alice Nadeau has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is currently a graduate student working with Prof. Richard McGehee and will defend in May 2019. Her NSF project involves studying asymmetries in smooth and nonsmooth dynamical systems models of climate.  This work will lead to a better understanding of Earth's glacial cycles and other climate phenomena on planets within and outside of our solar system. She will be going to Cornell University this fall to work with Prof. Steve Strogatz.

  • Baiying Liu

    Baiying Liu Receives NSF CAREER Award

    Baiying Liu, UMN PhD 2013 under the guidance of Dihua Jiang -- currently a tenure track assistant professor at Purdue University -- has received an NSF CAREER Award. The CAREER grant is for his project on "Automorphic Forms and the Langlands Program", which concerns certain problems within the Langlands Program. The Langlands program is a web of far-reaching and influential conjectures that predicts surprising connections between arithmetic and analysis... 

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    The SIAM Student Chapter's Annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling Featured on SIAM Blog

    The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) student chapter's annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling for undergraduates was featured recently on the SIAM blog. Check out the post for details on our local competition and the international modeling competition. This post also contains a sample problem from the local competition called Say It Ain’t Snow, where students model the optimal snow plowing strategy for neighborhoods with streets of varying regularity...

  • xingjie (Helen) Li

    Xingjie Li Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

    Xingjie Li (Minnesota Ph.D. 2012 under the guidance of Prof. Mitchell Luskin) has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for her project on "CAREER: A Multiscale Framework for Crystalline Defects in 2-Dimensional Materials." The project aims to develop constitutive mathematical models and computational tools to provide a fundamental understanding of defect mechanisms and their influence on two-dimensional materials which have revolutionized many fields in materials science and nanotechnology.


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