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Mark M. Meerschaert (1955 - 2020)
September 18, 2020
Obituary from Mark M. Meerschaert (8/23/1955 - 8/29/2020) Seattle, WA Professor Mark Marvin Meerschaert, 65, originally of Troy, Michigan, died of cancer on August 29, 2020 in his Seattle, WA home, attended by family. Mark graduated from Troy High School in 1973, and earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. He was a prolific researcher, and... Read more
Samuel Velasco/Quanta Magazine
September 3, 2020
Excerpt from article by Erica Klarreich | Quanta Magazine A trio of mathematicians has resolved one of the most basic questions about the dodecahedron. Jayadev AthreyaDavid Aulicino and... Read more
The UW team, clockwise from top left: Maryam Fazel, Zaid Harchaoui, Kevin Jamieson, Yin Tat Lee, Abel Rodriguez and Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy (University of Washington)
September 3, 2020
Excerpt from UW News by Jackson Holt The department of Electrical & Computer Engineering's Moorthy Family professor Maryam Fazel will be the UW's lead principal investigator for the newly formed NSF-TRIPODS Institute for Foundations of Data Science (... Read more
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September 1, 2020
The UW has been given $12.5M in federal funding to lead a cohort of institutions tackling foundational challenges in the field of data science.Featured on GeekWire 
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August 31, 2020
Jayadev Athreya, associate professor of mathematics, explains research into the Dodecahedron, a shape formed with twelve pentagons.Featured on Quanta Magazine 
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August 22, 2020
Max Lieblich, professor of mathematics, is quoted in this article about the "Rolls Royce of chalk."Featured on CNN 
Sean Griffin Profile Picture
July 27, 2020
Sean Griffin received the "Best Student Presentation Award" at the 2020 Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics Conference (FPSAC) for his extended abstract Ordered set partitions, Tanisaki ideals, and rank varieties.  This year's award is shared with ... Read more
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July 20, 2020
Jayadev Athreya, associate professor of mathematics, discusses a boycott of predictive policing by mathematicians.Featured on Popular Mechanics 
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
Krzysztof Burdzy
July 10, 2020
Chris Burdzy has been named President-Elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He will spend one year as President-Elect, then a year as President, then a year as Past President. In a brief statement, Burdzy writes "I am greatly honored by being nominated for the IMS President. Big Data presents both challenges for and opportunities to statistics. In my opinion, it also presents new opportunities for the statistical and... Read more