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August 13, 2020
By Ayushi Dhar I first came to the United States just over five years ago without a clear vision of a major and career. In that cloud of confusion, the one thing I was adamant about was charting my own path and taking ownership of my education. I took advantage of the diverse courses being offered at the University of Washington and studied history, chemistry, computer science, informatics, and business, before finding my passion for economics. I was introduced to the CFRM program as a... Read more
August 12, 2020
By Matthew Farrell Disclaimer: I am not really an expert in the ideas expressed below and so my descriptions may be flawed. Anyone who finds issues is welcome to send me an email. I've found that quantitative reasoning has helped me solidify, clarify, and organize my view of the world. To pay homage to my PhD years, here are ideas I've encountered on my mathematical journey that I've found useful. 1. Axiomitation of worldviews.  Mathematics is built upon... Read more
Portrait of Bea Stollnitz
August 5, 2020
By Bea Stollnitz As an undergraduate, I studied computer science, partially in Portugal where I grew up and partially in the UK. When I completed my degree, I intended to stay in the UK for grad school. However, an exciting work opportunity in the US as a software developer enticed me to postpone my goal. “I'll work for a couple of years, and then I'll apply to grad school,” I thought. But my work kept me engaged and always offered new opportunities to grow — and a couple of years... Read more
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June 22, 2020
SIAM UW AwardRecipient: Diya SashidharFor exceptional service to the University of Washington Chapter of SIAM for the 2019-2020 academic year. Joseph Hammack Endowment AwardRecipient: Benjamin LiuFor exemplary work by a student in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Boeing Teaching Award, StudentRecipient: Ryan CreedonFor outstanding teaching by a student in the Department of... Read more
June 4, 2020
Congratulations to all of our graduates! Doctors of Philosophy Weston Barger Advisor: Matthew LorigA Partial Differential Equation Approach to Three Problems in Finance: Barrier Option Pricing, Optimal Asset Liquidation and Insider Trading Brian de Silva Advisor: J. Nathan KutzData-driven discovery and model reduction of complex systems Matthew Farrell Advisor: Eric Shea-BrownRevealing structure in trained neural... Read more
General audience BIG Event 2019
November 18, 2019
The Department of Applied Mathematics recently hosted its second BIG ​(Business, Industry, Government​) ​Math Networking and Information ​Session.​​ Students and alumni were invited to hear from industry speakers ​regarding their work in modeling, programming, computing and general job experience.  The event ran from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 5th, and consisted of two sessions of talks plus a networking lunch. ​Speakers included individuals from Boeing, Dyndrite, Google, Institute ​... Read more
August 21, 2019
By Yian Ma Data science is fueling the change of our society. It is altering the ways we perceive and participate in industries such as mass media, politics, finance, retail business, manufacturing, and health care. On a more institutional level, it is also changing the ways corporations and organizations operate. Many entrepreneurs agree that a major difference between a modern internet-age company and a traditional one lies in their decision making processes. In... Read more
Samuel Rudy at the Sahale Arm Trail
August 2, 2019
By Samuel Rudy I visited the University of Washington as a prospective graduate student just over five years ago. I stayed with a student in Fremont, went climbing, ate great food, and enjoyed the seemingly laid back nature of the department. That weekend alone was enough to sell me on coming here. What really set applied math at the University of Washington apart to me was that the people in the department had such different academic backgrounds and interests. Fitting in with the... Read more
Soraya presenting her AMATH 563 final project at the Physics Informed Machine Learning Workshop
August 1, 2019
By Soraya Terrab After an undergraduate in Physics, I completed an MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and worked in industry. I started as a manufacturing engineer and later stepped into a quality manager role. Not before long, I was unsure where my career in engineering was heading and I became nostalgic for the classroom environment and the entrancing mathematical derivations that kept me hooked on assignments and projects for periods without end. From physics to engineering, I was... Read more
Amath Masters Graduating Students 2018-2019
July 25, 2019
Congratulations to all of our graduates! Doctors of Philosophy Kathleen Champion Advisor: J. Nathan KutzFrom data to dynamics: discovering governing equations from data. Samuel Rudy Advisor: J. Nathan KutzComputational methods for system identification and data-driven forecastingPeng Zheng Advisor: Aleksandr AravkinRobust Modeling and Algorithm Design for Science and Engineering Master of Science... Read more