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February 3, 2020
Jayadev Athreya is featured on the YouTube show Numberphile where he discusses a new discovery about platonic solids, in particular dodecahedra.
December 4, 2019
Scholarship Recipients John and Kathy Connors Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: Derek Johnson  |  Joshua Ramirez  |  Benjamin Zielinski Thomas P. Bleakney Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: Shea Engle  |  Sophia Taylor Mathematics Endowed Scholarship: Daniel Humphreys  |  Roark Wolf  |  Dafang Ye Clara M. McGee Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: Corin Hildick Barbara Sando Scholarship in Mathematics: Yeu Chen  |  Sophie Larsen  |  Kimberly ... Read more
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
Arunima Bhattacharya
December 3, 2019
Arunima Bhattacharya completed her PhD at the University of Oregon this Spring under the supervision of Micah Warren.  Her research is in partial differential equations. Joshua Rosenberg completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2018 under the supervision of Robin Pemantle and has spent the last year as a Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar at Tel Aviv University.  His research is in probability. Melanie Graf completed her PhD at the University of Vienna in June 2018, under the... Read more
Image of Farbod Shokrieh
December 2, 2019
This past summer, Farbod Shokrieh joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor. Farbod, who works in number theory, algebraic geometry, and combinatorics, received his BS in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. He received an MS in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, then switched to mathematics, receiving an MS and a PhD at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Matt Baker. He held postdoctoral positions at Cornell and Copenhagen before... Read more
Elena Pezzoli
December 2, 2019
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the department conducted a national search for two full-time lecturers, who would join the seven existing faculty members holding the ranks of principal lecturer, senior lecturer, and lecturer. Lecturers play a central role in the department's mission, providing leadership in teaching, developing new pedagogies, mentoring of teaching assistants, serving on departmental committees, and much more. The two candidates who emerged from the search—Elena Pezzoli and... Read more
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy
December 2, 2019
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy received his PhD from Cornell's School of Operations Research and Information Engineering in 2013, and then spent a postdoctoral year at the University of Waterloo in their Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. He arrived at the University of Washington as an assistant professor in Autumn 2014. His promotion to associate professor with tenure became effective in September 2019. Dmitriy has received a number of awards since joining UW, including the Air Force Office... Read more
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy
September 30, 2019
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy and Damek Davis (Cornell) are the joint recipients of the 2019 INFORMS Optimization Society Prize for Young Researchers for their outstanding paper in optimization (details forthcoming).  This prize serves as an esteemed recognition of promising colleagues who are at the beginning of their academic or industrial career.
Isaac Namioka photographed by Paul R. Halmos in 1985
September 30, 2019
Isaac Namioka was born in northern Japan on April 25th, 1928. His family moved to Himeji, where they were one of the few Christian families living in Japan. His father was the principal of a Christian girls’ school. The household included his grandmother, who was originally from France. After receiving his Electrical Engineering degree at Kobe University, Isaac moved to the United States and, through connections with missionaries in the Baptist Church, was able to attend college and... 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.