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Gold Certification
June 15, 2017
The UW Department of Sustainability has awarded Amath with Gold Level Certification to recognize our green office practices.  The certification is based on department practices in areas such as energy conservation, green meetings, paper conservation, publications and marketing communications, purchasing, waste diversion, transportation, and more. The Green Office Certification Program at the University of Washington encourages staff, faculty... Read more
Niket Thakkar
April 24, 2017
Niket Thakkar has received the University of Washington Graduate School Medal, a first for the department. Niket was a PhD student in UW Applied Math working with David Masiello, and successfully defended his dissertation in March. The Graduate School Medal is a $5,000 award to... Read more
Robert Baraldi and Matthew Farrell
March 20, 2017
Students Robert Baraldi and Matthew Farrell have recently been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Robert has also been awarded the Department of... Read more
Marysa Lague
March 2, 2017
Congratulations to student Marysa Lague who was selected as one of this year’s Husky 100! Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all disciplines who are making the most of their time at the UW.  Marysa is currently working toward a Doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences while concurrently enrolled in the Master of Science program with Applied Mathematics.  Read more about the... Read more
CFRM Mock Investment Team
February 3, 2017
First year Computational Finance & Risk Management MS students Chenying LaiShanshan ZhangFeibai Zhu, and Zhichao Li are competing as a team in the CFA Institute Research Challenge and have been selected as finalists for the local competition. They will present their research report and investment recommendations to CFA judges at the Rainier Club... Read more
QuantNet Best Quant Programs Top 30
November 2, 2016
2017 QuantNet Ranking: #12! Just barely six years after launching our MS and improving on last year’s #14 spot, we are thrilled to announce that QuantNet’s 2017 ranking of programs has again recognized our program as one of the top financial engineering MS degrees in the country. Our 2017 composite score left us just one point away from a three-way tie for 10th place with MIT and Georgia Tech. CFRM looks forward to joining the top 10... Read more
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October 31, 2016
The entire Department of Applied Mathematics is saddened by the passing of Professor Carl E. Pearson. A memorial event will be held on November 21, 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Lewis Hall Lounge Dr. Carl Erik Pearson, Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics of the University of Washington, passed away on Monday, August 8th, in Issaquah Washington. He was born in 1922 in Vitemolla, Sweden, and moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1925. He graduated... Read more
Dubs
October 12, 2016
AMATH had a special guest during Tea Time yesterday – Dubs!   (See the photos on Flickr)
Matthew Lorig
September 18, 2016
Congratulations to Professor Matt Lorig, who has been awarded the Early Career Prize by the SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG-FME). The prize committee recognized Prof. Lorig for making “mathematically rigorous the asymptotic theory of derivative pricing and implied volatilities in a wide class of sophisticated financial models.” His methodology has... Read more
Tim Leung
September 7, 2016
The Department of Applied Mathematics is happy to announce that Professor Tim Leung has been recognized with an Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence – Outstanding Paper for his paper titled, “The Golden Target: Analyzing the tracking performance of leveraged gold ETFs.” Leung’s work formulates and solves... Read more

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