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October 22, 2021
People of color and women have historically been underrepresented in STEM, and particularly in mathematics. Departments and programs at the University of Washington are taking steps to change that through mentorship and networking, which have shown promise in improving racial and gender diversity in workplaces as well as helping employees feel more satisfied in... Read more
John Sullivan
August 12, 2021
Obituary from The Seattle Times John Brendan Sullivan was born on August 6, 1944 to Catherine D (Marshall) Sullivan and John H Sullivan in Lynn, MA. He was the youngest of three children, with a beloved older brother and sister. John's family didn't have a car so he spent many hours riding on the cross bar of his dad's bicycle as they traveled around Lynn. He was the valedictorian of Lynn English High School in... Read more
July 21, 2021
Jayadev Athreya has been appointed as the new Interim Director of the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), an organization of mathematical scientists in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Washington State whose mandate is to promote research in and applications of the mathematical sciences, to facilitate the training of highly qualified personnel, to enrich public awareness of and education in the mathematical sciences, and to create mathematical partnerships with... Read more
June 10, 2021
Tatiana Toro, Craig McKibben & Sarah Merner Professor in Mathematics, will become the next director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). Media credit: Corinne Thrash The Board of Trustees of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) announced that Tatiana Toro, Craig McKibben & Sarah Merner Professor in Mathematics, will become its next director. Toro will build upon her long-... Read more
Neal Koblitz
February 22, 2021
Professor Neal Koblitz, along with Victor Miller, will share this year's Levchin prize for real-world cryptography. The Levchin prize honors major innovations in cryptography that have had a significant impact on the practice of cryptography and its use in real-world systems. Koblitz and Miller are being honored for their independent developments of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), the idea to use the group of points on an... 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
Farbod Shokrieh
February 16, 2021
Assistant Professor Farbod Shokrieh has been awarded a CAREER grant by the National Science Foundation. This award is at the intersection of algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, and combinatorics. Farbod will study fundamental questions at the intersection of non-archimedean and tropical geometry, arithmetic and Arakelov geometry, and combinatorics and convex geometry. His research will further study the interplay... Read more
January 29, 2021
Scholarship Recipients John and Kathy Connors Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: Bashir Abdel-Fattah | Derek Johnson | Gian Rodrigues Thomas P. Bleakney Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: Shea Engle | Sophia Taylor | Josie Thompson Mathematics Endowed Scholarship: Daniel Humphreys | Yanway Lai | Richard Phan | Roark Wolf | Dafang Ye Clara M. McGee Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: Michaela Coontz Barbara Sando Scholarship in Mathematics: Yeu Chen | Frances Herr | Siye Li | Alana... 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