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Jan Buzek
April 10, 2023
Jan Buzek and Nuria Alina Chandra are among this year's Goldwater... Read more
Jarod Alper
March 7, 2023
Congratulations to Jarod Alper who was named a 2023 Simons Fellow in Mathematics! The fellowships are part of the New York-based Simons Foundation’s efforts to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. Simons Fellows programs provide funds to faculty to extend their sabbaticals for up to a semester. Previous departmental... Read more
Jonathan Zhu
February 15, 2023
Jonathan Zhu has been awarded a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship. His research explores the theory and geometry of surfaces governed by their curvature, and how these surfaces interact with the space around them. Mathematical notions of curvature form the language by which many natural phenomena are described, cell membranes, soap films, and the structure of spacetime via general relativity. "Mathematics, and especially geometry, is all around us. By carefully studying seemingly everyday... Read more
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy
February 6, 2023
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy and Damek Davis (Cornell) are this year's co-recipients of the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Best Paper Prize (SIAG/OPT Best Paper Prize) for their paper "Stochastic model-based minimization of weakly convex functions." This prize is awarded every... Read more
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January 31, 2023
Math Day will return to the UW Seattle campus on March 20, 2023. Over a thousand teachers and high school students from across the state are invited to uncover the exciting, practical and rewarding world of mathematics. Over the years this largely volunteer led event has grown in popularity and often fills up quickly! To learn more about Math Day, please visit their... Read more
Z. W. Birnbaum
January 25, 2023
Written by Albert W. Marshall, Ronald Pyke, and Samuel C. Saunders Z. W. (Bill) Birnbaum, Professor Emeritus of mathematics and statistics at the University of Washington, passed away at his home in Seattle on December 15, 2000 at the age of 97. He is survived by his wife, Hilde, their children, Ann and Richard, and their grandson, Eli. Zygmund William Birnbaum was born in Lwów, Austria-Hungary on October 18, 1903 to parents Isaac and Lina Birnbaum. He attended grade and high schools (gymnasium... Read more
Danny Shi
January 20, 2023
Danny Shi joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2023. Danny works in algebraic topology. He received his SB in Mathematics from MIT and PhD from Harvard under the supervision of Prof. Mike Hopkins. He was an L.E. Dickson instructor at the University of Chicago before coming to Seattle. Jonathan Zhu joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2023. Previously he was an NSF Postdoc at Princeton University, Research... Read more
graduation cap photo by Dennis Wise © 2015 University of Washington
January 20, 2023
DOCTORATE: Abeer Al Ahmadieh (advisor: Cynthia Vinzant) | Postdoc, Georgia Institute of Technology Dissertation: Determinantal Representations and the Image of the Principal Minor Map David Clancy (advisor: Soumik Pal) | Postdoc, University of Wisconsin, Madison Dissertation: Epidemics on critical random graphs: limits and continuum descriptions Nicolas Courts (advisor: Julia Pevtsova) | Postdoc, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Dissertation: Schroedinger's... Read more
Shiping Cao
January 20, 2023
Shiping Cao received his PhD from Cornell University in 2022 under the supervision of Robert S. Strichartz and Laurent Saloff-Coste. His research is about analysis and stochastic processes on fractal spaces. He will be working with Zhen-Qing Chen. Amrei Oswald received their PhD from the University of Iowa in 2022 under the supervision of Ryan Kinser. Their research is in noncommutative algebra, particularly quantum symmetry and the representation theory of... Read more
January 6, 2023
Graduate Student Awards Academic Excellence: Herman Chau | Tracy Chin | Kevin Tully Excellence in Teaching: Emily Casey | Jessie Loucks-Tavitas | Andrew Tawfeek Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Endowed Fellowship in Mathematics: Vasiliy Ilin | Caelan Ritter Lisa Tanzi and Charles Egerton Endowed Graduate Fellowship: Jordan Weaver Kazanci, Mehmet Ve Fazilet Endowed Graduate Fellowship: David Clancy Steve Mitchell Graduate Fellowship for the Love of Mathematics: Rowan Rowlands R.... Read more