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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
May 5, 2020
The Applied Mathematics departmental graduation celebration is changing for academic year 2019-2020.  While we cannot hold the event in person this year, we want to recognize our graduating masters and doctoral students and celebrate their achievements in an online event.  We hope grad students and their guests will celebrate with us!  To learn more about the departmental celebration, visit our event page
April 17, 2020
As the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic keeps the world in its grasp, all members of the Department of Applied Mathematics are working from home, taking and teaching courses remotely, while continuing their groundbreaking research. A number of research results produced by members of the department are having an immediate impact on how the government and others are responding to the crisis, while others may have a long-term effect on how future pandemics are approached. At the... Read more
March 31, 2020
Congratulations to UW Amath PhD students Natalie WellenBiraj Pandey, and incoming student Marlin Figgins who have recently been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.  We would also like to congratulate Amath MS student Maksym Viktorovich Zhelyeznyakov, concurrently working on his PhD in ECE, who has also received this prestigious fellowship. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)... Read more
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February 4, 2020
The Department of Applied Mathematics is pleased to announce two new undergraduate majors: a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Computational Finance and Risk Management. Please read more about these exciting new programs here.
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
August 6, 2019
Eric Shea-Brown, Adrienne Fairhall, and Christof Koch (President, Allen Institute for Brain Science) at the UW/Allen Institute Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain, which they co-direct together with Michael Buice and Shawn Olsen (Allen Institute). By Eric Shea-Brown, Adrienne Fairhall, and Jessica Huszar Recent years have found that mathematics, that wondrous invention of the brain, can be turned around to help understand the workings of the brain itself.  Neuroscience is changing... Read more
Bob and Bernard with Dubs II during the AMATH 50th Conference
August 6, 2019
By Bernard Deconinck July 11, 2019 This was a trying year for the Department. Some of these trials were self inflicted, others were inflicted on us. As you read in last year’s newsletter, we celebrated 50 years of Applied Mathematics at UW this year by organizing a big research conference, coupled with some reunion gatherings. This was self inflicted: organizing all of this was a lot of work, but it was worth it: it was great seeing so many familiar faces again, and the scientific... Read more