Undergraduate students Daniel Lapsley, Aaron Kaplan, Karla Onate, Chau Nguyen, and Khoi Hoang Tuan participated in the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling (https://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/) during February 8th-12th.
Professor Benjamin Seibold was part of the NSF-funded Cyber-Physical Systems research team whose work on Control of Vehicular Traffic Flow via Low Density Autonomous Vehicles was exhibited at the 2018 Washington, D.C. Auto Show’s Public Policy/Media Days from January 24-25, 2018 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
Professor Berhanu has been elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (hyperlink: http://aasciences.ac.ke/about/about-us/about-the-aas/), joining a very selective group of proven science, technology and innovation leaders, policy advisors and thinkers.
Associate Professor Benjamin Seibold's collaborative autonomous vehicle project is now featured on the National Science Foundation website: https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=133554&from=
The department has been warded a mini grant from the Mathematical Association of America's Tensor-SUMMA Program in support of its outreach partnership with the Philadelphia High School for Girls.
Professor David Hill received the ICTCM Fellow designation for his valued contribution to the mathematics community.
The International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) connects faculty to the most valuable emerging technologies, teaching methods, and systems for increasing student achievement in college mathematics and statistics. The Fellow designation is an honor that recognizes faculty who have demonstrated a sustained effort teaching mathematics, implies a record of contributions, and a long-term commitment to the ICTCM environment.
Our department hosted the Spring 2018 Mathematical Association of America EPaDel Conference on Saturday, March 24th.
The meeting was in the top 3 in every category from the past decade: total attendance 3rd highest, undergraduate attendance 2nd highest, graduate student attendance 1st highest.
Mathematics majors Sarah Connahan and Sujay Rajkumar are part of a group of 23 undergraduate students selected to receive Temple's 2018 Diamond Award. This is the highest recognition given by the University Student Affairs to undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on community.
Undergraduate mathematics majors students Eric Albers, Phong Ha, Aidan Lorenz, Nhan Nguyen, and Kateryna Osadchuk have been elected to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest, most prestigious and most elite honor society.
The following mathematics graduate students who were awarded graduate degrees this May:
• Nayeong Kong (advisor Brian Rider), PhD
• Kathryn Lund (advisor Daniel Szyld), PhD
• William Worden (advisor David Futer), PhD
• Kai Zhao (advisor Wei-Shih Yang), PhD
• Jeremy Fuss, MS
• Joshua Hillmann, MS
• Elham Matinpour, MS
• Sowmya Srinivasan, MS
Professor Isaac Klapper received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant in support of his research project "Linking Microbial Metabolism to Host-Microbe Environment" addressing biomedical questions.
Please join me in congratulating the two teams of undergraduate students:
• Chau Nguyen, Khoi Hoang Tuan, and Jhang Huynh Duy
• Daniel Lapsely, Aaron Kaplan, and Karla Onate
for being awarded honorable mentions at the 2018 International Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Over 10,000 teams from all over the world participated in the competition this year, and our two teams were part of the group of 331 teams from US institutions. Honorable Mentions correspond to the top 45% participants.
Congratulations also go to their advisers:
• Faculty Advisers: Isaac Klapper, Gillian Quessier, Benjamin Seibold, Shelby Stanhope and Daniel Szyld.
• Graduate Student Advisors: Abhijit Biswas, Jose Garay, Joshua Hillmann, and Yilin Wu (coordinator)
for this professional recognition.
Congratulations to Professors Dave Futer and Matthew Stover, along with graduate student organizers Zach Cline, Khanh Le, Rebekah Palmer, and Thomas Ng, for another very successful run of the GSCAGT conference:
The conference brought together 95 participants and its aims were to expose graduate students in algebra, geometry, and topology to current research, while providing them with an opportunity to present and discuss their own research.
Professor Benjamin Seibold is part of the organizational team of an IPAM workshop on the mathematical modeling of autonomous vehicles, to be held in February 2019. For more details see: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/workshops/autonomous-vehicles/
Professor Gillian Queisser receives a $500,600 CRCNS grant for a three year project titled "Collaboration toward an experimentally validated multiscale model of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation."
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience Program (CRCNS) is a joint NSF/NIH program and the above project is funded by NIH as an R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Congratulations!
Professors David Futer (PI) and Co-PIs Stavros Garoufalidis (Georgia Tech) and Jessica Purcell (Monash) have been awarded a new NSF conference grant for the “Classical and quantum 3-manifold topology” conference, held December 17th-21st, 2018, in Melbourne, Australia.
Professor Benjamin Seibold is part of a collaborative CST team along with Professors Matt Helmus (PI, Biology) and Jocelyn Behm (Biology) supported this summer by a PA Department of Agriculture grant for research on the modeling of spotted lanternfly invasion data.
Martin Lorenz new book "A Tour of Representation Theory" is now in print by the American Mathematical Society. For more information see here.
David Zitarelli's new book is now in print by the AMS/MAA Press:
A History of Mathematics in the United States and Canada: Volume 1: 1492–1930.
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) offers students an opportunity to work directly with world-class researchers on real-world research. Completing hands-on independent research is critical to the next step in a student's educational or professional career. The symposium which is being held today will showcase the latest work from students enrolled in URP while also giving potential students insights into the program.
The Mathematics Department has excellent representation at the College's URP Symposium!
Participants and Faculty Mentors are notated below.
Chen, Wanxin (mentor: Giordano Tierra Chica, Math)
Davis, Brian (mentor: Benjamin Seibold, Math)
Esslinger, Kevin (mentor: Slobodan Vucetic, CIS)
Grassi, Joseph (mentor: Benjamin Seibold, Math)
Ha, Phong (mentor: Slobodan Vucetic, CIS)
Ho, Hoang (mentor: Bo Ji, CIS)
Lorenz, Aidan (mentor: Keith Dennis, Math, Cornell University)
Malhotra, Kshitiz (mentor: Richard Souvenir, CIS)
Nowlin, Terrell (mentor: Richard Souvenir, CIS)
Ohshiro, Keita (mentor: Bo Ji, CIS)
Richardson, Tory (mentor: Rob Kulathinal, Biology)
Sisko, Nick (mentor: Charles Osborne and Jeromy Sivek, Math)
Tran, Nhat (mentor: Richard Souvenir, CIS)
Wang, Katherine (mentor: Jody Hey, Biology)
Wells, Jacob (mentor: Benjamin Seibold, Math)
Yang, Bella (mentor: Benjamin Seibold, Math)
Congratulations to Mathematics majors Victorya Richardson and Terrell Nowlin for being selected for Honorable Mentions at the CST URP symposium on Friday:
Junior, Applied Mathematics
Faculty Mentor: Rob Kulathinal
Project: Functional adaptive landscape across Great Apes genomes
Senior, Mathematics and Computer
Faculty Mentor: Richard Souvenir
Project: Predicting Prostate Cancer Recurrence using Machine Learning
Irina Mitrea has been elected Fellow of the The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).
This year’s class of fellows is a phenomenal class of researchers, mentors, and educators whose commitment to supporting and growing women across the mathematical sciences is praised by their students and colleagues. For more information, please see the announcement here.