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Simons Foundation Announces Collaboration on Localization of Waves Directed by Svitlana Mayboroda

Posted August 31, 2018

The Simons Foundation has announced the funding of an $8M Collaboration on Localization of Waves directed by Math faculty Svitlana Mayboroda, with Doug Arnold and 8 other physicists and mathematicians in Europe and the US. as participants. Building on recent theoretical breakthroughs, this interdisciplinary collaboration will bring together mathematical tools from harmonic analysis, partial differential equations and probability, with high performance computational simulations and state-of-the-art experimental investigations of ultra-cold atoms and semiconductors in order to better understand this astonishing and mysterious behavior of waves in complex, irregular or random media.

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Wei-Kuo Chen Receives C18 Young Scientist Award

Posted July 30, 2018

C18 awarded Wei-Kuo Chen a Young Scientist Award in mathematical physics. The IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes in Mathematical Physics are awarded triennially and recognizes up to three young scientists for their outstanding contributions to the field.

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Congratulations Newly Promoted Faculty

Posted May 22, 2018

The Board of Regents approved the promotion of Anar Akhmedov and Yoichiro Mori to full professor. Prof. Akhmedov’s research interests are in low dimensional topology, symplectic topology, and Prof. Mori's research interests are in mathematical physiology and biophysics, applied and numerical analysis.

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Assistant Professor Wei-Kuo Chen Awarded NSF Career Grant

Posted May 22, 2018

Assistant Professor Wei-Kuo Chen has been awarded a five year Career grant award from the NSF. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program represents "...the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations." Wei-Kuo's research interest generally lies in probability theory and mathematical physics with an emphasis on the field of spin glasses and its related applications in data science.

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University of Minnesota's MathCEP Wins 2018 Award for an Exemplary Program

Posted May 8, 2018

The Math Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP) at the University of Minnesota is the recipient of the 2018 AMS Award for an Exemplary Program in a Mathematics Department for its outreach programs aimed at K-12 children, teachers, graduate students, and postdocs. 

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Bryan Félix and Lucy Yang awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted April 26, 2018

Bryan Félix and Lucy Yang were both awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Bryan is a second year mathematics Ph.D. student studying mathematical biology under Hans Othmer. Lucy is a graduating math major, who wrote her honors thesis under Alexander Voronov, and will start the Harvard University mathematics graduate program next fall. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Professor Svitlana Mayboroda Awarded McKnight Presidential Professorship

Svitlana Mayboroda Awarded First Northrop Professorship at U of M

Posted April 6, 2018

Svitlana Mayboroda has been awarded the first Northrop Professorship at the University of Minnesota. The Provost's letter of appointment says, “This newly established professorship was created to recognize field-shaping faculty who have made significant advances in their careers and whose national and international work has been identified as having helped define the trajectory of one or more academic fields, and whose accomplishment have brought great renown and prestige to Minnesota."

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2016-17 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Posted March 28, 2018

Congratulations to Harini Chandramouli, Shelley Kandola, and Tara Palnitkar, recipients of the 2016 - 2017 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The Instructional Evaluation Committee chose the recipients based on nominations from students and faculty, and on faculty evaluations.

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JMM Special Session in Honor of Prof. Dennis Stanton

Posted January 24, 2018

A Special Session on Special Functions and Combinatorics in honor of Prof. Dennis Stanton's 65th birthday was held on January 10-11 at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego. The session highlighted Dennis' many contributions to the field, and was organized by Susanna Fishel, Mourad Ismail, and Vic Reiner. It included 20 high profile speakers and over 60 in attendance, many with Minnesota connections.

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Yunpeng Shi Awarded MnDRIVE Graduate Assistantship

Posted December 19, 2017

Yunpeng Shi has been awarded a MnDRIVE Graduate Assistantship by the University of Minnesota Informatics Institute. The program funds PhD graduate students pursuing research at the intersection of informatics and any of the four MnDRIVE initiatives, in this case robotics, sensors, and advanced manufacturing. Yunpeng is a student of Prof. Gilad Lerman and works in computer vision, machine learning, and data analysis.