Recommended NSF Award for Florian Pfender

June 18, 2019

Associate of Mathimatical and Statistical Sciences Florian Pfender’s joint proposal with Iowa State University (PI Bernard Lidický) “Collaborative Research: Flag Algebra Methods” (submitted in September 2018) in the combinatorics program has been finalized and recommended for an award.

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In Memoriam: Roland Andrew Sweet – March 14, 1940 – April 15, 2019

April 23, 2019

Roland Andrew Sweet was one of the leaders of the Computational Mathematics Group in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences from 1970 to 1996. Sweet was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, born in St. Petersburg, Florida, the youngest of Fred and Blanche (Aubin) Sweet’s five sons. After graduating...

Knyazev named to AMS Fellows

Nov. 15, 2018

Professor Emeritus Andrew Knyazev has been named as part of the 2019 Class of American Mathematic Society Fellows , " for contributions to numerical partial differential equations, computational mathematics and linear algebra, with industrial applications ." The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to...

New NSF Funding for Math Faculty

Oct. 18, 2018

The Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Department is proud to announce new funding from NSF for Michael Jacobson (Principal Investigator), Gary Olson (Co-Principal Investigator), Michael Ferrara (Co-Principal Investigator) and RaKissa Manzanares (Co-Principal Investigator) for the project Collaborative Research: Promoting Success in Undergraduate Mathematics through Graduate Teaching Assistant Training . This project...

Mandel to present at AGU

Oct. 18, 2018

Jan Mandel, Professor in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, will be presenting at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14, in Washington DC, "Retrieving Fire Perimeters and Ignition Points of Large Wildfires from Satellite Observations." He will discuss a method that automatically makes a continuous map of wildland fire progression from...

Jacobson co-PI on new NSF Urban S-STEM grant

Sept. 20, 2018

Professor of Mathematics Michael Jacobson along with Professor of Computer Science Tom Altman (co-PIs) and Clinical Assistant Professor (C/T) of Mechanical Engineering Maryam Darbeheshti are collaborating on a new Urban S-STEM project. The grant is a tri-institutional National Science Foundation award between University of Colorado Denver, the University of Memphis,...

Additional CLAS Graduate program ranks in US News & World Report

April 12, 2018

Last week we announced the rankings of the Department of Integrative Biology (#98) and Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences ranked (#117 and #83) but failed to include our Clinical Health Psychology program, which was ranked 87th nationally. Congratulations!

Catala and Herr receive GRFPs

April 12, 2018

Alexis Dennise Catala, Integrated Biology, and Vincent Craig Herr, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, have been selected to receive a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship .

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate programs rank in US News & World Report

March 29, 2018

On March 19, the US News & World Report announced its yearly rankings of graduate programs and the Department of Integrative Biology ranked #98, and the Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences ranked # 117 in Mathematics and #83 in Statistics. Congratulations!

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Langou wins best paper award

Jan. 18, 2018

Chair and Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Science, Julien Langou's paper titled "Fast Parallel Randomized QR with Column Pivoting Algorithms for Reliable Low-rank Matrix Approximations," (with coauthors Jianwei Xiao and Ming Gu from UC Berkeley) won the best paper award of the 24th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing,...