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Ricky Liu
December 16, 2021
Ricky Liu joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2021. Previously he was an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, a T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the guidance of Alexander Postnikov in 2010. His research interests... Read more
Sheela Devadas
December 16, 2021
Sheela Devadas received her PhD from Stanford University in 2021 under the supervision of Brian Conrad. Her area of research is in algebraic geometry. She will be working with Max Lieblich. Lijun Ding received his PhD from Cornell University in 2021 under the supervision of Yudong Chen and Madeleine Udell. His research lies at the intersection of optimization, statistics, and machine learning. He will be working with Dima Drusvyatskiy. Timothy Duff... Read more
December 14, 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
December 14, 2021
DOCTORATE: Samantha Davies (advisor: Thomas Rothvoss) | Postdoc at Northwestern Dissertation: Designing Scheduling Algorithms via a Mathematical Perspective Samantha Fairchild (Jayadev Athreya) | Postdoc at Max Planck Counting social interactions for discrete subsets of the plane Charles Godfrey (Sándor Kovács) | Postdoc at Pacific Northwest National Lab Higher direct images of ideal sheaves, correspondences in log Hodge... Read more
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December 13, 2021
Due to serious concerns regarding the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the organizing partners of the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) have decided to postpone the 2022 JMM, originally scheduled to be held in Seattle, January 5-8. A virtual meeting is being planned. Read more.
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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