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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
graduation cap photo by Dennis Wise © 2015 University of Washington
December 4, 2019
DOCTORATE: Connor Ahlbach (advisor: Sara Billey) | Lecturer at Texas State University Dissertation: Applications of the Cyclic Sieving Phenomenon to Words, Branching Rules, and Tableaux Gabriel Dorfsman-Hopkins (Max Lieblich) | Post-doc at University of California, Berkeley Projective Geometry for Perfectoid Spaces Abraham Engle (James Burke) | Applied Scientist... Read more
Matthew Junge | The Monti
September 26, 2019
Matthew Junge shares his experience teaching at the women's prison in Monroe at The Monti's "Man Behind the Curtain" Show on June 16, 2018 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.
Kellie MacPhee photographed by Dorothée Brand
April 17, 2019
Graduate student Kellie MacPhee was recognized for her exemplary contributions to the community both on- and off-campus. The Husky 100 celebrates students who make connections between experiences and classroom learning. Husky 100 students are engaged in their communities, work at becoming effective leaders, and attempt to solve difficult and ambiguous challenges. To learn more about this recognition, visit... Read more
Photo of Tatiana Toro
March 18, 2019
Tatiana Toro is a 2019 Simons Fellow. The Simons Foundation’s fellowship program, which began in 2012, is designed to extend and thereby make sabbatical research leaves more productive, recognizing that sabbatical research leaves from classroom teaching and administrative obligations can provide strong intellectual stimulation and lead to increased creativity and productivity in research. Tatiana... Read more
Shirshendu Ganguly
February 28, 2019
Former UW grad student Shirshendu Ganguly received an early-career research fellowship this month from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Shirshendu received his PhD from UW in 2016, with Ioana Dumitiriu and Christopher Hoffman serving as his advisors. Following two years as a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley, Shirshendu became an assistant professor in the UC Berkeley statistics department in 2018. His... Read more
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September 24, 2018
The Washington Experimental Math Lab, founded and directed by faculty member Jayadev Athreya, is one of a number of labs across the country that form faculty-student groups to advance mathematics through experimentation, visualization, and public engagement.  The October issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society has an article co-written by Jayadev that... Read more
July 16, 2018
When Dorothy Gilford enrolled at the UW to study mathematics in 1935, the department’s one female professor warned her that mathematics was not a promising career for women.  Gilford barreled ahead anyway, and went on to become a wildly successful statistician. Gloria Hewitt similarly defied the odds decades later, when she earned a PhD in mathematics at the UW—only the seventh African-American woman at any university to earn a mathematics PhD.  She became a professor and department chair at... Read more
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