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January 24, 2019
Speaker: Zhijun Qiao, UT Rio Grande Valley Date: January 24, 2019 Title: Integrable systems with peakon and cuspon solutions Abstract: In my talk, I will introduce integrable peakon and cuspon equations and present a basic approach how to get peakon solutions. Those equations include the well-known Camassa-Holm (CH), the Degasperis-Procesi (DP), and other new peakon equations with M/W-shape solutions. I take the CH case... Read more
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January 23, 2019
The Department of Applied Mathematics is now a Graduate Program Group within the Math Alliance. Since 2001, the NSF-supported Math Alliance has worked to create a community of mentors and students to provide students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to work towards applying to graduate programs, with the help of a mentor. The Department is the first Graduate Program Group in the state, and houses 7 mentors (thus far).
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December 6, 2018
Speaker: Raphael Stuhlmeier, University of Plymouth Date: December 6, 2018 Title: Instability and evolution of inhomogeneous, broad-banded seas Abstract: Nonlinear interaction, along with wind input and dissipation, is one of the three drivers of wave evolution at sea, and is included in every modern wave-forecast model. The mechanism behind the nonlinear interaction terms in such models is based on the kinetic equation for... Read more
November 19, 2018
Computational Finance and Risk Management (CFRM) graduate student Greg Brownson was a member of the winning team earning the $20,000 grand prize at The Data Open datathon competition, held October 27, 2018 at the University of Washington. Each team participating in the competition was given complex datasets to work through using financial data science techniques, and then present their... Read more
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November 8, 2018
Speaker: Deniz Bilman, University of Michigan Date: November 8, 2018 Title: A robust inverse scattering transform and extreme superposition of rogue waves Abstract: We propose a modification of the standard inverse scattering transform for the focusing nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation (also other equations by natural generalization) formulated with nonzero boundary conditions at infinity. The purpose is to deal with... Read more
The Graduates of 2018 in front of Drumheller Fountain
October 25, 2018
Doctors of Philosophy    Tommaso Buvoli Advisor: Randall J. LeVequePolynomial-Based Methods for Time Integration  Trevor A. Caldwell Advisor: Anne GreenbaumK-Spectral Sets and Functions of Nonnormal Matrices  Brisa N. Davis Advisor: Randall J. LeVequeAdjoint-Guided Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Hyperbolic Systems of Equations Kameron D. Harris Advisor: Eric Shea-BrownThis... Read more
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October 25, 2018
By Prof. K.K. Tung, Applied Mathematics During the Decadal Program Review conducted this April, the Department posed the following question to the Program Review Committee: Should the Department establish an undergraduate major in applied mathematics?  This may seem like a strange question, as almost every applied mathematics department in the US has its own undergraduate major. (There are some exceptions but these are the non-departmental units such as joint programs among several... Read more
Krithika stands next to a model wing at the Boeing Advanced Research Center at UW.
October 25, 2018
By Krithika Manohar, Applied Mathematics PhD graduate After graduating this summer with a PhD in applied math, I am headed to a postdoctoral position at Caltech. Many people confuse a postdoc with even more schooling. I’ve had to explain to my exasperated grandparents that a postdoc is more of a research apprenticeship, and that I am, in fact, done with “schooling”. Some of my friends still think of PhD students as perpetual students, when in reality we quickly diverge from taking... Read more
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October 25, 2018
By Rachel Reichert, Applied Mathematics Administrator  I am very excited to have joined the Department of Applied Mathematics. I had heard that this department had dedicated competent staff and exceptionally wonderful faculty and I can honestly say my expectations have been far exceeded.  Beginning with my training from Keshanie Dissanayake (retired administrator) who did an exceptional job in providing a clear hand-off in duties and responsibilities and continuing with the excellent... Read more
October 25, 2018
By Jack Simonson, CFRM MS Graduate When I started the Computational Finance and Risk Management (CFRM) program I truly had little-to-no idea of what I would wind up doing once I graduated. I had vague notions of what I might do and areas of study that interested me, but what company or job description I wanted to wind up with was still a mystery. I imagine that I wasn’t the only one who felt this way when entering the program, but hopefully what I can say here will help assuage some of... Read more