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Felix Ye with Ken Ribet and Jakob Kotas
October 25, 2018
By Felix Ye, Applied Mathematics PhD graduate I cannot believe my PhD study is over. I had been in Seattle for so long that I almost don’t remember which year I started. I participated in so many others’ graduation ceremonies and now, finally, it was my turn. My memory of classes, lectures, and life in Guggenheim and Lewis Hall are still vivid. One particular memory was watching the precious winter sunsets from the window of the big PhD office in Guggenheim. I feel it was like... Read more
Krithika stands next to a model wing at the Boeing Advanced Research Center at UW.
October 25, 2018
By Krithika Manohar, Applied Mathematics PhD graduate After graduating this summer with a PhD in applied math, I am headed to a postdoctoral position at Caltech. Many people confuse a postdoc with even more schooling. I’ve had to explain to my exasperated grandparents that a postdoc is more of a research apprenticeship, and that I am, in fact, done with “schooling”. Some of my friends still think of PhD students as perpetual students, when in reality we quickly diverge from taking... Read more
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October 25, 2018
By Guðmundur Heimisson, AMath Online MS Student Math is often described as the "universal language", usually by non-mathematicians (or worse, physicists). Sometimes a quasi-mystical meaning is attached to mathematical notation, or even particular symbols, to the extent that the uninitiated might be forgiven for thinking that if aliens descended from the sky we would be able to communicate with them if we just used the Greek alphabet along with a few made-up pseudo-Greek symbols. In... Read more
October 25, 2018
By Jacob Price (graduate) and Kelsey Marcinko, Applied Mathematics PhD students In Fall 2017, one of the authors of this article (Jake Price) organized a graduate student reading group focusing on topics in college mathematics education. The other author (Kelsey Marcinko) has been an extremely active member of the new group. We sought to familiarize ourselves and the department with the current state of college mathematics education research. The group, which consisted of approximately... Read more
The Graduates of 2018 in front of Drumheller Fountain
October 25, 2018
Doctors of Philosophy    Tommaso Buvoli Advisor: Randall J. LeVequePolynomial-Based Methods for Time Integration  Trevor A. Caldwell Advisor: Anne GreenbaumK-Spectral Sets and Functions of Nonnormal Matrices  Brisa N. Davis Advisor: Randall J. LeVequeAdjoint-Guided Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Hyperbolic Systems of Equations Kameron D. Harris Advisor: Eric Shea-BrownThis... Read more
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October 25, 2018
SIAM UW AwardRecipient: Benjamin LiuFor exceptional service to the University of Washington Chapter of SIAM for the 2017-2018 academic year. Joseph Hammack Endowment AwardRecipient: Jithin GeorgeFor exemplary work by a student in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Tung Family Endowment AwardRecipient: Jacob PriceFor exemplary... Read more
Natalie Sheils
June 1, 2018
Amath PhD alum Natalie Sheils, who graduated from the department in 2015 and is currently a visiting assistant professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, has received the SIAM Science Policy Fellowship and is now serving as a fellow on the SIAM Committee on Science Policy. You can read about her recent trip to Washington, D.C., for the biannual meeting of the Committee on Science Policy as well as some of her thoughts on advocacy for science policy and diversity... Read more
December 27, 2017
The Department of Applied Mathematics recently hosted its first BIG (Business, Industry, and Government) Math Networking and Information Session. Attendees included current students and alumni as well as invited speakers from industry representing local, national, and international companies and labs. The event ran from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Thursday, November 30, and included two sessions of talks from invited speakers, a poster session showcasing recent work by students in the department, and... Read more
2017 Doctorates
September 18, 2017
Doctors of Philosophy    Benjamin Lansdell Advisor: Adrienne FairhallOn neural encoding: its estimation, application, and development Yian Ma Advisor: Hong QianIrreversibility in Stochastic Dynamic Models and Efficient Bayesian Inference  Susan C. Massey Advisor: Kristin SwansonMulti-scale modeling of paracrine PDGF-driven glioma growth and invasion Scott Moe Advisor: Randy LeVeque... Read more
Professor Tung at 2017 graduation
June 26, 2017
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