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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
Bernard
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
donsub
August 29, 2017
By Donsub Rim I came to the Applied Math Department at the University of Washington in 2012. I remember sitting next to a student from Iceland in a conference room in Guggenheim Hall and asking him if he was from Reykjavik. I also remember waiting for Professor Ioana Dumitriu to walk in and give her first lecture on Linear Analysis. I remember how surreal it felt to see Professors Randy LeVeque and Gunther Uhlmann in person - it was as if the people who I had met previously only... Read more
diversity_committee
August 28, 2017
  By Jacob Price Beginning in Winter Quarter 2017, the Applied Mathematics department expanded the scope of its Diversity Committee. Consisting of PhD students, Master's students, faculty members, and departmental staff, the Diversity Committee seeks to address equity, representation, inclusion, and diversity-related issues in the department, university, and the greater applied mathematics community. After a brainstorming session, the Committee polled the faculty, staff, and... Read more
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August 28, 2017
Daniel Hanson is a Teaching Associate within the department, responsible for graduate-level courses offered by the Computational Finance and Risk Management program.  He joined the program full-time last year following a career of over 20 years in quantitative finance, and several years as a part-time instructor.  His primary areas of interest are quantitative development in C++, financial modeling in R, and applications of theory to derivatives pricing, risk management, and... Read more
Ronan_Keane
August 25, 2017
I wasn’t really sure what was going to happen after I graduated with my 4 year degree. School was all I knew. Imagining my life post-academics was like imagining next year’s Christmas on December 26. Nonetheless, the day came when I completed my B.S. in applied math. My academic career was over and I now had my professional career to contend with. I thought I would feel liberated. Instead, I felt like I had just finished a marathon and now I was expected to cycle the Tour de France. Resumes,... Read more
Alan_Perry
August 25, 2017
By Alan Perry For those who don’t often come in to Lewis Hall, I worked as the front desk Office Assistant for Applied Mathematics from 2015 to 2017. In between tending to the various perplexities involved with issues natural to an older building, I had many great experiences in the department that left me with lifelong impressions. I will be attending graduate school myself this fall, in far-off Chicago, and I think my experiences and the friendships forged at Lewis Hall have... Read more
Thakkar
August 25, 2017
Recently everyone I know has been asking me how my new job is going. And while I'm flattered that they care, I tend to get weird looks when I tell them that it feels like starting graduate school all over again. But, like, in a good way.  As a graduate student I worked with Professor David Masiello in the chemistry department, and I can't say enough about how amazing an experience it was. With his group, I studied how light, heat, and charge can be manipulated and controlled on the nanoscale... Read more
Leung
August 25, 2017
By Tim Leung Last summer, I joined UW Applied Math as an Associate Professor and became the Director of the Computational Finance & Risk Management (CFRM) Program. Previously, I had been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at Columbia University in New York City (2011-2016) and in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics at Johns Hopkins University (2008-2011),... Read more

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