Today's Temple Now above the fold article details the finding of Professor Seibold and collaborators who recently confirmed experimentally that self-driving cars can help prevent traffic jams when placed among human-operated cars. For more information visit: https://news.temple.edu/news/2017-08-08/tested-human-drivers-self-driving-car-calms-traffic
Congratulations to Professors Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University) and Martin Lorenz for their many outstanding professional accomplishments!
#k-l The Algebra Extravaganza! conference, taking place on our campus Monday through Friday July 24-28, 2017, honors them both. Click here for information.
Professor Matthew Stover will co-organize an AMS MRC in the Summer of 2018 on Number Theoretic Methods in Hyperbolic Geometry. For more information see http://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/2018MRC-Number
This competitive national professional program "offers early-career mathematicians a rich array of opportunities to develop collaboration skills, build a network focused in an active research domain, and receive mentoring from leaders in that area".
Professors Axel Kohlmeyer, Brian Rider, Matthew Stover, Benjamin Seibold, Samuel Taylor and Chelsea Walton have been awarded new research grants this summer. Congratulations!
Axel Kohlmeyer, Continuous integration and GitHub project management for the LAMMPS molecular dynamics software, Sandia National Laboratories
Brian Rider, Operator limits of random matrices, NSF
Benjamin Seibold, Collaborative Research: Overcoming order reduction and stability restrictions in high-order time-stepping, NSF (coPI – Dong Zhou)
Matthew Stover, Discrete groups and character varieties, Simons Foundation
Samuel Taylor, Negative curvature in fiber bundles and counting problems, NSF
Chelsea Walton, Quantum Symmetry, NSF
Mathematics majors Fiona Galzarano and Alexandra Jones (class of 2017) were selected this year for the 2017 Diamond Award! Out of the 22 awards given this year, 2 were for Mathematics! Congratulations to Fiona and Lexi!
For more information on the Diamond Awards please visit: http://studentaffairs.temple.edu/diamond-awards
The cryptography event hosted by our department at Alumni Weekend was a huge success!
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Thank you to the faculty and students who helped make this happen:
Undergraduate students: Hazim Norizan, Melanie Small
Graduate students: Hussein Awala, Khanh Le, Elham Matinpour, Najmeh Salehi, Ramy Yammine
Faculty: Boris Datskovsky, Marilena Downing, Kelli Jones
Organizers: Maria Lorenz and Irina Mitrea
The following Mathematics graduate students were awarded graduate degrees this May:
For the sixth year in a row, this one day program has helped participants build self-belief and mathematical confidence, encouraging and nurturing excellence in mathematics and sciences, and providing exposure to expert mathematical training and accomplished professional women who may serve as role models and mentors. Click here for the event poster.
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Organized by Maria Lorenz, Danielle Walsh, and Irina Mitrea.
Graduate students Farhan Abedin and Hussein Awala selected for the 2017 CST Outstanding Research Award for Graduate Students (out of 6 such college-wide recognitions). Congratulations!
Professor Szyld was selected in the Class of 2017 of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows. Congratulations!
For the news release click here.
SIAM has around 14 thousand members (mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers) and less than 400 are SIAM Fellows. About 100 of them are both SIAM and AMS Fellows and the Class of 2017 comprises 28 new Fellows. Professor Szyld is the first SIAM Fellow from Temple University.
Assistant Professor Jose Gimenez' teaching efforts and innovation in General Education courses have been recognized through the 2017 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence in GenEd. Congratulations!
Professor Chelsea Walton was awarded a two-year fellowship in the amount of $60,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This extremely competitive award is Temple's fourth (following Ted Mihalisin, Physics, 1972, Frederick Cohen, Mathematics, 1979, and Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen, Neuroscience, 1989). Congratulations!
Thank you to graduate students Rebekah Palmer and Danielle Walsh, and to undergraduate students Eric Albers, Troi Jones, and Joseph Franks, for volunteering at the 2017 Philadelphia MathCounts competition.
Jessica Babcock examines the challenges and successes of integrating active learning in a traditional Precalculus course at Temple's 15th Annual Conference on Teaching Excellence. Her presentation placed third in the poster competition at the event. For more information see https://teaching.temple.edu/programs-events/annual-faculty-conference-teaching-excellence.
Professor Hijab's' Analysis book is now at its fourth edition. For more information see here.
Professor Gutierrez' book on the Monge-Ampere Equation is now at its second edition. For more information see http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319433721.
Professor Klapper's research has been recently highlighted in the NSF article https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?org=NSF&cntn_id=190543.
Professor Grabovsky's new book "Composite Materials. Mathematical theory and exact relations." is now in print by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing. For more information see http://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-1048-2.
New research monograph "The Hodge Laplacian: Boundary value problems on Riemannian manifolds" by Irina Mitrea with D. Mitrea, M. Mitrea, and M. Taylor now in print.