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Kelsey Maass, Megan Morrison, Kelsey Marcinko
September 15, 2021
By Megan Morrison  Since the beginning of time, humans have used stories to convey important information and deeply held truths. Through graduate school I have learned how important stories are, even for math and science. I am learning how to tell good stories, and if they are true, maybe they will resonate with people and the world will make a little bit more sense.  Telling a good story is hard; I have a long way to go. As an undergraduate, I initially majored in neuroscience.... Read more
June 14, 2021
SIAM UW AwardRecipient: Erin AngeliniFor exceptional service to the University of Washington Chapter of SIAM for the 2020-2021 academic year. Joseph Hammack Endowment AwardRecipients: Ziyu Lu, Obinna Ukogu, Ruibo ZhangFor exemplary work by a student in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Boeing Teaching Award, FacultyRecipient: Jeremy UpsalFor outstanding teaching by a faculty member in... Read more
Graduation Celebration
June 7, 2021
Congratulations to all of our graduates! Ph.D.M.Sc. AMathM.Sc. CFRMB.S. AMathB.S. CFRM Doctors of Philosophy Bobby Baraldi Advisor: Aleksandr AravkinA Proximal Quasi-Newton Trust-Region Method for Nonsmooth Regularized Optimization Yu-Chen Cheng Advisor: Hong QianAsymptotic Behaviors and... Read more
Graduation Balloons
May 19, 2021
The Applied Mathematics Graduation Celebration for the academic year 2020-2021 is coming up June 12th.  We want to recognize our graduating students and celebrate their achievements in an online event featuring both asynchronous and synchronous components.  We hope our undergrad and grad students, including their guests, will celebrate with us!  To learn more about the departmental celebration, please visit our event page
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