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September 14, 2017
The Department is conducting a search for a tenure-track assistant professor position, which will start in September 2018. Full details, including information on how to apply, can be found here. Priority will be given to applicants whose complete applications are received by November 1, 2017.
August 29, 2017
Two promotions take effect in mid-September: Ethan Devinatz to Professor and Bianca Viray to Associate Professor. Ethan joined the department in 1991, after six years at the University of Chicago as a Dickson Instructor, NSF postdoctoral fellow, and assistant professor. Shortly after arrival, he was named a Sloan Research Fellow. His research is in algebraic topology. Bianca joined the department in 2014, after four years at Brown University as a Tamarkin Assistant Professor and NSF... Read more
August 28, 2017
Dima Drusvyatskiy and four UW colleagues have been awarded one of twelve grants under the National Science Foundation’s new Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) initiative. Jim Ulvsestad, the NSF’s acting assistant director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, explains that "TRIPODS will accelerate the development of modern foundations of data science through a truly transdisciplinary... Read more
August 22, 2017
July 26, 2017
With the start of the Mathematical Association of America’s summer MathFest on July 26 in Chicago, the MAA announced recipients of a slate of awards, including the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member. Steve Klee, affiliate assistant professor in our department and 2010 PhD under the supervision of Isabella Novik, received one of... Read more
July 25, 2017
On July 24, at the opening of the 2nd Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montreal, Gunther Uhlmann was awarded the Solomon Lefschetz Medal by the Mathematical Council of the Americas. He received the medal in recognition of his excellence in research and his remarkable contributions to the development of mathematics in the Americas.
June 19, 2017
Rekha Thomas, an expert in optimization and director of the department’s undergraduate program, will be one of the invited speakers at the quadrennial International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro in August 2018. She joins five other mathematicians from Europe and Brazil as a speaker in the section on Control Theory and Optimization.
June 2, 2017
Will Dana has been named one of the four 2017 recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's Medal, presented annually to an outstanding student in each of the College's four divisions. Will is a Mathematics major and Music minor, and will begin graduate studies in mathematics at the University of Michigan next year. He has been doing research for a senior thesis under the supervision of Professor Jim Morrow as well as research within the Washington Experimental Math Lab with other... Read more
April 17, 2017
Dima Drusvyatskiy and Thomas Rothvoss have both been awarded CAREER grants under the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program. Thomas, who has a joint faculty position in Computer Science and Engineering, had previously received a Sloan Research Fellowship and a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Dima had previously received an Air Force Young Investigator Research award. Both work on aspects of optimization theory.
April 11, 2017
Every December, undergraduates across North America devote the first Saturday to working on 12 difficult problems in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The top five three-student teams and the top five individuals are singled out for special awards, with additional teams and students receiving honors as well. For the 2016 competition, the UW team was one of five finishing just behind the top five... Read more