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Krzysztof Burdzy
July 10, 2020
Chris Burdzy has been named President-Elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He will spend one year as President-Elect, then a year as President, then a year as Past President. In a brief statement, Burdzy writes "I am greatly honored by being nominated for the IMS President. Big Data presents both challenges for and opportunities to statistics. In my opinion, it also presents new opportunities for the statistical and... Read more
Julie Zhang standing outside
July 9, 2020
  Each year, the College honors four graduating students — one from each of its four divisions — as Dean’s Medalists, based on academic performance and faculty recommendations. See why this year’s four recipients, who together represent eight Arts & Sciences majors, are being celebrated as “truly remarkable.”   Julie Zhang Dean’s Medalist in the Natural Sciences Statistics and Mathematics major Faculty teaching Julie Zhang for the first time are in for a surprise. Michael Perlman, professor... Read more
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June 19, 2020
Jayadev Athreya, associate professor of mathematics, among other mathematics researchers has signed a letter calling on the discipline to stop working on predictive-policing algorithms.Featured on Nature 
Photo of Tatiana Toro
June 17, 2020
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) announced this year's recipient of the Blackwell-Tapia Prize is Craig McKibben & Sarah Merner Professor of Mathematics Tatiana Toro. The biennial Blackwell-Tapia Prize was established in 2002 by the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute... Read more
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June 16, 2020
Tatiana Toro, mathmatics professor, has been awarded the Blackwell-Tapia prize for "excellence in research among people who have promoted diversity within the sciences.”Featured on UW News 
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June 16, 2020
Professor Toro is the recipient of the 2020 Blackwell-Tapia Prize.Featured on UW News 
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June 1, 2020
Craig Heyamoto (BA, Mathematics, 1975) discusses his role with UW athletics and how compiling stats has changed.Featured on UW Magazine 
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
Photo of Tatiana Toro
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