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April 26, 2018
The Department of Applied Mathematics is pleased to host this series of colloquium lectures, funded in part by a generous gift from the Boeing Company. This series will bring to campus prominent applied mathematicians from around the world. Due to the limited amount of seats, we are asking that guests register with the link below for the event.  Register for this Event... Read more
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April 9, 2018
PhD student Kelsey Maass won the poster competition at UW's Data Science Summit with "Modeling nonconvex dose-volume constraints for radiation therapy". The poster discusses Kelsey's joint work with her PhD advisor Prof. Sasha Aravkin and Prof. Minsum Kim, from the Department of Radiation Oncology...
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February 6, 2018
The Diversity Committee of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington would like to invite undergraduates majoring in Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) or Mathematics to apply for the Spring 2018 Women in Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program. WAMM is run by PhD students and allows undergraduates to partake in independent study projects on a topic of their interest and to have regular one-on-one meetings with a female graduate student mentor.... Read more
Ben Liu
February 1, 2018
  We are happy to announce that several of our graduate students will be receiving partial funding to present their work at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland this summer, following two competitions sponsored by SIAMUW.    Congratulations Ben... Read more
February 1, 2018
By Ben Liu SIAMUW recently held its annual Math Fair at Lockwood Elementary School. Over two hundred students from grades four and five took part in activities designed and guided by volunteers from SIAMUW. Students took part in four activities. In Tic-Tac-Topology students played tic-tac-toe on the Cylinder and learned about topology and how different shapes can change the rules of the game. The Monty Hall Problem is a famous gameshow scenario about probability where making a... 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
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December 21, 2017
The UW CFRM program has been recognized as one of the top financial engineering MS programs in North America by the latest QuantNet Ranking. Our program surpassed MIT, UCLA, and University of Toronto to rank #11, rising three spots from two years ago and one spot from last year. The ranking is based on competitive results in a number of attributes, ranging from peer assessment and student selectivity to job placement rate 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
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September 15, 2017
SIAM UW AwardRecipient: Kathleen ChampionFor exceptional service to the University of Washington Chapter of SIAM for the 2016-2017 academic year. Joseph Hammack Endowment AwardRecipients: Hexuan LiuFor exemplary work by a student in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Tung Family Endowment AwardRecipients: Ronan KeaneFor exemplary work by a student in the... Read more
September 12, 2017
  A year gone by, a new newsletter! So much happens in our department over the course of a year that these things basically write themselves! We welcomed two new faculty to the department: Associate Professor Tim Leung joined us in the fall of 2016, coming from Columbia University. Tim works in mathematical finance. He is the new director of the department’s Computational Finance and Risk Management (CFRM)... Read more