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June 1, 2020
Each spring, the College of Arts and Sciences awards the A&S Dean’s Medal to the top graduating senior in each division. Selection criteria include grades, rigor and distribution of courses, research experience, extracurricular activities, and leadership. Julie Zhang, a double major in mathematics and statistics, has been named the 2020 Dean's Medalist in the Natural Sciences. Congratulations to Julie!
Bobby Wilson
May 14, 2020
Bobby Wilson has been named one of three inaugural fellows for the 2020 Karen EDGE Fellowship.  He is joined by Pamela Harris, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, and Mohamed Omar, Associate Professor at Harvey Mudd College. The Karen EDGE Fellowship Program was established with a generous gift from Karen Uhlenbeck... Read more
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May 1, 2020
Tatiana Toro has been named a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of only 5 new members in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics this year.  To see the full list of 2020 members, please visit
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April 23, 2020
Tatiana Toro, professor of mathematics, and Ana Mari Cauce, UW president and professor of psychology and gender studies, have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.... Read more
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
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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