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October 29, 2020
By KK Tung, Fred Wan, with contributions from others. With the dawn of space age came a strong interest in mathematical methods useful in science and engineering, especially in providing graduate students better exposure to mathematics relevant to applications.  In 1969, Dean McCarthy of the Graduate School at the University of Washington asked Professor of Mathematics Victor Klee and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Carl Pearson to co-chair a University-wide... Read more
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August 22, 2020
The Department of Applied Mathematics is looking to fill two faculty positions, one tenure-track and one open-rank. Areas of emphasis for these searches are (in alphabetical order) data science, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, scientific computing, and stochastic analysis. Applications are due November 1, 2020. For more information and to apply, see the relevant MathJobs posting.
August 17, 2020
By Craig Gin In June I finished a three-year post doc in the Department of Applied Mathematics (Amath) at the University of Washington. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience. I enjoyed getting to know the faculty and students in the department and my teaching and research experiences prepared me well for my future career. My primary responsibility during my time in Amath was teaching. I enjoyed teaching prior to arriving at the University of Washington, but there were several... Read more
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August 14, 2020
By Tom Trogdon I (re)joined the University of Washington in July 2019 as an Associate Professor.  I originally joined the Department of Applied Mathematics during the 2008-2009 academic year as an MSc student.  The following year I joined the PhD program and graduated in 2013 under the supervision of Bernard Deconinck.  So, you could say, my former boss is once again my boss. After I left UW in 2013, I spent three years at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York... Read more
August 13, 2020
By Doris Voina & Nora Gilbertson The third edition of  Women in Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program (WAMM) was organized in the Spring of 2020, this time entirely online. WAMM is a mentorship program run by the Diversity Committee, with the help of PhD students who serve as mentors for undergraduates. PhD students are paired with undergraduates and work on a  project during the... Read more
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
August 7, 2020
Originally published by Amy Sprague  Computational Finance & Risk Management graduate student Echo Liu has been featured in an article featuring her work in the Autonomous Flight Systems Lab that is training a drone-based machine learning program to locate people lost in the wilderness. Read more about her work here
August 5, 2020
By Hong Qian At the Applied Mathematics: The Next 50 Years' conference, a panel discussion of the “Future Research Directions in Applied Mathematics” was put on. The entire discussion was recorded and uploaded on YouTube, the link can be found here. The panel discussion covered a wide range of issues in connection to the future of applied mathematics. They included research directions... 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