John Allen Paulos' article "Mammogram Math" is printed in the Sunday New York Times "The Way We Live Now" column.
Graduate student Meredith Hegg (thesis advisor Yury Grabovsky) is featured on the front page of the November 2009 issue of SIAM News, with an article she wrote, "Everything I needed to know about being a reporter I learned in math class" describing her experiences as an AAAS-SIAM Media Fellow.
Daniel Szyld has been appointed chair of the Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (G2S3) Committee for a term ending Dec. 2013. He has received a $25K grant from the Pacific Institute of Mathematics for the 2011 Gene Golub Summer School, to be held at the University of British Columbia. Prof. Szyld had already been elected chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear algebra for 2007-2009.
Kirk Soodhalter, a mathematics graduate student, was accepted to participate in the NSF-supported 2009 Industrial Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students (see http://www.ncsu.edu/crsc/imsm/). The workshop was held in July at the campus of North Carolina State University. he was placed on a team studying Resource Issues Impacting National Security. In this project, they analyzed an existing model of the world's supply of natural resources taking into account dependencies on population growth, increased demand, and various economic factors. They applied sensitivity analysis to the model in order to discover important relationships and then recommended future directions of research.
Christopher Atkinson, Ph.D. 2009, University of Illinois at Chicago, is joining us in Fall 2009 as a Research Assistant Professor.
Dr. Atkinson spent the last year at UC Berkeley where, as an exchange scholar, he completed his dissertation research under Ian Agol, on Volume estimates for hyperbolic Coxeter polyhedra. More generally, Dr. Atkinson's research interests are in low-dimensional topology, hyperbolic geometry, and knot theory.
Dr. Atkinson is part of the Geometry Research Group run by Dr. David Futer and Dr. Igor Rivin.
Oleg Eroshkin, Ph.D. 2009, University of New Hampshire, is joining us in Fall 2009 as a Teaching Assistant Professor.
Dr. Eroshkin completed his dissertation research under Eric Grinberg on Pluripolarity of CR-manifolds and dimensions of orbits. Dr. Eroshkin is a gifted teacher with extensive experience garnered while in graduate school. Dr. Eroshkin's research interests are in Invariant Frechet Algebras on Symmetric Spaces and Pluripolarity of manifolds.
Justin Malestein, Ph.D. 2009, University of Chicago, is joining us in Fall 2009 as a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Malestein completed his dissertation research under Benson Farb. As a graduate student, Dr. Malestein spoke at the Geometry and Topology Seminar at Caltech; there he spoke on Length, self-intersection number, and the lower central series of a surface group. More generally, Dr. Malestein's research interests are in low-dimensional topology.
Dr. Malestein is part of the Geometry Research Group run by Dr. David Futer and Dr. Igor Rivin.
Dr. Monsalve completed her dissertation research under Marcos Raydan. Dr. Monsalve's thesis was on Newton and Quasi-Newton method for solving nonlinear matrix problems. Dr. Monsalve's research interests are in nonlinear matrix problems and numerical linear algebra.
Dr. Monsalve is part of the Applied Math and Scientific Computing Group run by Dr. Benjamin Seibold and Dr. Daniel Szyld.
Dr. Nakamura completed his dissertation research under Joel Hass. iIn the last year, Dr. Nakamura has presented his research at conferences in Utah, Georgia, California, Japan, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Mexico. Dr. Nakamura's research interests are in Low-dimensional topology and geometric group theory, with a primary focus on Heegaard splittings of 3-manifolds, hyperbolic geometry, convergence groups, and mapping class groups.
Dr. Nakamura is part of the Geometry Research Group run by Dr. David Futer and Dr. Igor Rivin.
Louis Theran, Ph.D. 2009, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is joining us in Fall 2009 as a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Theran completed his dissertation research in Computer Science under Ileana Streinu. Dr. Theran's research interests are in Combinatorial and Computational Geometry, Combinatorial Rigidity, Algorithms, Graph theory, Matroids, and Combinatorics.
Dr. Theran is part of the Geometry Research Group run by Dr. David Futer and Dr. Igor Rivin.
Dr. Xue completed his dissertation research under Howard Elmanon Efficient eigensolvers with inner-outer structure. As an undergraduate, Dr. Xue won the First Prize in China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM) for the year 2000. Dr. Xue's research interests mainly concern development, refinement, analysis and testing of new numerical methods related to preconditioning and iterative solution of sparse linear systems arising from discretized PDEs, algebraic eigenvalue problems and numerical optimization
Andrew Ricchezza is one of 25 participants from various universities accepted for the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics at North Carolina State University. The program is a six-week summer training course, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Brad Lanute received a Fulbright research grant to study at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland for the 2009-2010 academic year. He will enroll at the University's Department of Regional Studies which is nationally and internationally recognized for its interdisciplinary academic expertise in the fields of environmental policy, urban and regional development, local governance and political geography. Brad will focus on the Department of Regional Studies research efforts to assess the economic impacts of global climate change within the Baltic region in an attempt to foster multi-national cooperation in the development of a sustainable environmental regime for the region.
Three April Math lectures presented some of the top scientists in their respective fields. Math's Emil Grosswald Lecture Series featured Dr. Gunther Uhlmann. More information
Dr. Benjamin Seibold will join us as assistant professor of mathematics. Formerly an instructor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Seibold performs research in the development of better methods for simulating evolution processes. His current research areas are meshfree and particle methods for flow modeling, level set methods, traffic modeling, and optimal prediction. Seibold earned his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.
Peter LoBue, a double major in computer science and mathematics, and Robert Fratamico, a biology major, have won 2009 Temple University Diamond Awards. The Diamond Award is given to students who exhibit academic excellence, service to the community, leadership, and have an impact on the local, national or global community.