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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
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February 10, 2021
Seven UW scientists were included on Cell Mentor's list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists, including postdoctoral chemistry fellow Tam’ra-Kay Francis and Assistant Professor of mathematics Bobby Wilson.Featured on UW News 
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
Zhixu Su
January 29, 2021
Zhixu Su joined the department as an acting assistant professor in Autumn 2020. Before coming to the UW, Zhixu was a senior lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington. She has also taught at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and University of California Irvine. Zhixu received her BS degree in mathematics from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2003 and her doctoral degree at Indiana University in 2009, under the supervision of Jim Davis. Her research interests lie in the area of geometric... Read more
Alexis Franck Drouot
January 25, 2021
Alexis Drouot joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2020. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley under the supervision of Maciej Zworski. Alexis then held a postdoctoral position at Columbia University. Alexis's current research lies at the interface between partial differential equations and mathematical physics. He strongly enjoys discovering new topics and introducing students to research. Besides mathematics, Alexis loves hiking,... Read more
TK Francis portrait
January 17, 2021
Tam’ra-Kay (TK) Francis, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, is passionate about creating community. Through ongoing conversations with students of color about their experiences in STEM courses, Francis recognized a need for faculty and staff to become more equity-minded and better understand the importance of creating inclusive labs and classrooms. Francis is passionate about helping students succeed, and studies pedagogies and other interventions in higher education that... Read more