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graduation cap photo by Dennis Wise © 2015 University of Washington
January 20, 2023
DOCTORATE: Abeer Al Ahmadieh (advisor: Cynthia Vinzant) | Postdoc, Georgia Institute of Technology Dissertation: Determinantal Representations and the Image of the Principal Minor Map David Clancy (advisor: Soumik Pal) | Postdoc, University of Wisconsin, Madison Dissertation: Epidemics on critical random graphs: limits and continuum descriptions Nicolas Courts (advisor: Julia Pevtsova) | Postdoc, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Dissertation: Schroedinger's... Read more
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December 2, 2022
Former UW math graduate student, Peter Littig, co-hosts a math podcast with Noah King. The Math Club is a witty and humorous discussion of mathematical concepts, history, paradoxes, and puzzles. Their latest episode is called "So Many Birds" and poses a holiday challenge: Devise a function that calculates the number of gifts the true love has given after N days in the song, The 12 Days of Christmas.
Fran Herr
July 11, 2022
Excerpt from PERSPECTIVES | Article courtesy of Nancy Joseph Each year, the Dean’s Medal honors one graduating senior from each of the College’s four divisions — Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences — based on academic performance and nominations from faculty. FRAN HERR DEAN’S MEDAL... Read more
Amy Wiebe
April 15, 2022
Article by Ruth A. Situma | The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Amy Wiebe has gone places, but her heart is truly at home in the Pacific Northwest. Aside from her first postdoctoral fellowship in Germany, the rest of her degrees have been at institutions on the west coast: she completed both her undergraduate and master's degree at Simon Fraser University and then moved down the coast to the University of Washington, where she worked on her Ph.D. under Professor Rekha Thomas.... Read more
graduation cap photo by Dennis Wise © 2015 University of Washington
December 14, 2021
DOCTORATE: Samantha Davies (advisor: Thomas Rothvoss) | Postdoc at Northwestern Dissertation: Designing Scheduling Algorithms via a Mathematical Perspective Samantha Fairchild (Jayadev Athreya) | Postdoc at Max Planck Counting social interactions for discrete subsets of the plane Charles Godfrey (Sándor Kovács) | Postdoc at Pacific Northwest National Lab Higher direct images of ideal sheaves, correspondences in log Hodge... Read more
Amzi Jeffs
February 22, 2021
Congratulations to Amzi Jeffs and Anthony Sanchez, who have been awarded Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation! Amzi Jeffs will be going to Carnegie Mellon University and Anthony Sanchez to UC San Diego. The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal... Read more
graduation cap photo by Dennis Wise © 2015 University of Washington
January 29, 2021
DOCTORATE: Chi-Yu Cheng (advisor: Jarod Alper) | Postdoc at University of Missouri - Columbia Dissertation: Variation of Instability in Invariant Theory Nikolaos Eptaminitakis (Robin Graham & Gunther Uhlmann) | Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue Geodesic X-ray Transform on Asymptotically Hyperbolic Manifolds Graham W. Gordon (Sara Billey) | Mathematics Teacher at Proof School Cycle type factorizations in the... Read more
Sean T. Griffin
July 27, 2020
Sean T. Griffin received the "Best Student Presentation Award" at the 2020 Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics Conference (FPSAC) for... Read more
Gloria C. Hewitt
July 10, 2020
Gloria Conyers Hewitt received her MS (1960) and PhD (1962) from the University of Washington, becoming one of the first African-American women nationally to receive a doctorate in mathematics. Her thesis, "Direct and Inverse Limits of Abstract Algebras," was written under the direction of Richard Pierce. Dr. Hewitt became an Assistant Professor in the University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences in Fall 1961 and served as Chair of the Department from 1995 to 1999. During her UM... Read more
Julie Zhang, Dean's Medalist in the Natural Science
June 1, 2020
Article courtesy of Nancy Joseph | PERSPECTIVES Each year, the College honors four graduating students — one from each of its four divisions — as Dean’s Medalists, based on academic performance and faculty recommendations. See why this year’s four recipients, who together represent eight Arts &... Read more