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Panos Stinis Moves to Pacific Northwest National Lab

July 30, 2014 - Assistant Professor Panagiotis Stinis has resigned his position at the University of Minnesota to accept a position at the Pacific Northwest National Lab, housed on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Panos' research expertise is in scientific computing, complex systems, fluid dynamics, filtering, phase transitions, and networks. The Department wishes Panos the best of luck in this new stage of his career.
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Hoai-Minh Nguyen Moves to EPFL

July 3, 2014 - Assistant Professor Hoai-Minh Nguyen has resigned his position at the University of Minnesota to accept a position at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Hoai-Minh's research area is in partial differential equations, calculus of variations, and applied math. The Department wishes Hoai-Minh the best of luck in this new stage of his career.
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Congratulations Newly Promoted Faculty

May 20, 2014 - The Board of Regents approved the promotions of both Pavlo Pylyavskyy to associate professor with tenure and Dan Spirn to full professor. Dan's research areas include Partial Differential Equations and Applied Mathematics. Pavlo's research is in algebraic combinatorics, specifically cluster algebras, their generalizations, and applications.

Gabriela Jaramillo Receives Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award

May 6, 2014 - Gabriela Jaramillo has been awarded the Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award for her work on defects and inhomogeneities in spatially extended systems. The award specifically recognizes her research paper on "Deformation of Striped Patterns by Inhomogeneities", published in Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, and her invited presentations at international conferences such as SIAM APDE 13, SIAM NWCS 14. In addition to the cash award, Gabriela was initiated into the Sigma Xi Honorary Society.
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Gabriela Jaramillo, Vincent Quenneville-Belair, and Xu Wang Receive DDF Award

May 6, 2014 - Graduate students Gabriela JaramilloVincent Quenneville-Belair, and Xu Wang have been awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (DDF), a program that gives the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.
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Grad Students Kate Meyer and Matt Voigt Awarded NSF Fellowships

April 28, 2014 - Graduate students Kate Meyer and Matt Voigt have been awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The Fellowships provide tuition and a generous stipend for three years of support. Kate’s undergraduate major is in biology and is interested in the multidisciplinary nature of climate research. Matt has a dual bachelors degree in Mathematics and Psychology and is interested in college-level math education.
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Jasmine Foo Awarded CAREER Grant from NSF

April 24, 2014 - Assistant Professor Jasmine Foo has been awarded a five year Career grant award from NSF. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program represents "...the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations." Jasmine's research area is mathematical biology and applied mathematics, and the project is on stochastic models of cancer evolution; details of the award can be found here.
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Distinguished Women Scientists and Engineers Speaker

April 8, 2014 - Prof. Suncica Canic , Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, will be visiting the University April 22-24 April 23, 12:30-2pm, in Walter Library, Room 402: meeting with undergraduate and graduate students to talk about her career in mathematics April 24, 3:35-4:30pm, in Vincent Hall 16: colloquium lecture on "Mathematical challenges in cardiovascular applications"
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Profs. Mitch Luskin and Peter Olver Named Fellows of SIAM

March 31, 2014 - Profs. Mitch Luskin and Peter Olver have been named Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Luskin's citation reads "For contributions to multiscale numerical methods for materials with microstructure and defects and atomistic to continuum models." Olver's citation reads "For developing new geometric methods for differential equations leading to applications in fluid mechanics, elasticity, quantum mechanics, and image processing."
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Assistant Professor Pavlo Pylyavskyy Awarded Career Grant from NSF

March 13, 2014 - Assistant Professor Pavlo Pylyavskyy has been awarded a five year Career grant award from NSF. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program represents "...the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations." Pavlo's research is in algebraic combinatorics, specifically cluster algebras, their generalizations, and applications; details of the grant award can be found here.
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Sergey Bobkov Receives Humboldt Research Award

February 24, 2014 - Professor Sergey Bobkov has been elected recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. This magnificent achievement recognizes Prof. Bobkov's research accomplishments. S.Bobkov has been working in areas of Mathematics on the border of Probability, Analysis and Convex Geometry. According to their web site: "The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future."

2014 Sloan Research Fellows

February 18, 2014 - We are very happy to announce that our colleague, Kai-Wen Lan, is a recipient of Sloan Research Fellowship. Kai-Wen's research is in number theory and arithmetic geometry. More information about this year's winners can be found on the Sloan website.
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Assistant Professor Kai-Wen Lan Awarded Career Grant Award from NSF

January 27, 2014 - Assistant Professor Kai-Wen Lan has been awarded a five year Career grant award from NSF. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program represents "...the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations." Kai-Wen's research is in number theory and arithmetic geometry; details of the grant award can be found here.
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2012-13 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

November 6, 2013 - Robert HankDaniel Hess, and James Melbourne are the recipients of the 2012-13 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The Instructional Evaluation Committee chose the recipients based on nominations from students and faculty and evaluations. Approximately 600 nominations were submitted by students - a confirmation of the outstanding mathematics instruction provided by our TA staff. Each will receive a $500 award and a certificate in a recognition ceremony on November 18, 2013.
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Australian Mathematical Society Medal Winner

October 1, 2013 - Assistant Professor Craig Westerland is the winner of this year's Australian Mathematical Society Medal. The medal is awarded to a member of the Society under the age of 40 years for distinguished research in the mathematical sciences. Prof. Westerland's research in algebraic topology was carried out when he was at the University of Melbourne.
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QuantNet Names MFM Program Best 25 Master Program

October 1, 2013 - The Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) Program was recently ranked 20th in QuantNet's 3rd bi-annual rankings of the Best 25 Master Programs in Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance, and Quantitative Finance in North America.