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April 10, 2019
Congratulations to UW Amath PhD student Tyler Chen, who has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. This brings the number of current UW Amath graduate students with external... Read more
March 8, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Trogdon, currently at UC Irvine's Math Department, has accepted our offer to join the department, effective this autumn, as an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics.  Dr. Trogdon is a PhD graduate (2013) of our department. He is interested in many topics, including Random Matrices, the probabilistic investigation of numerical algorithms, stochastic processes and partial differential equations. For more information, see  ... 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).
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
Curtis and family at a Mariners game.
October 25, 2018
By Emily Curtis, Applied Mathematics MS graduate When I applied to the applied math MS program over a year ago, my plan was to become a data scientist. I’d seriously considered a career as an engineer, an actuary and in statistical analysis, but was drawn by the growing field of data science. I thought the Applied Math program would give me an opportunity to grow my skills and provide me with the qualifications I needed to start my career. While this was absolutely true, that isn’t... 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 Keshanie Dissanayake, retired Administrator  I retired a few months ago after working at the UW for thirty-eight years, of which many years were spent at Applied Mathematics. I was not too certain of what to expect from life as a retiree, but to date it has been a very exciting experience. Since I retired, I have kept myself busy by traveling overseas with my husband and reconnecting with friends and relatives. As I move on, I would like to take a moment to remember the wonderful... Read more
Collage of Images from Bernard's Sabbatical
October 25, 2018
A Word from the Chair By Bernard Deconinck Third newsletter in this electronic format already!  A quiet year in some ways, and an eventful one in other ways. First, I want to extend my thanks to Professor Randy LeVeque who stepped in as acting chair, while I was on sabbatical in Autumn and Winter Quarters. You never fully leave being chair behind, but Randy made my life while I was away a lot easier. I suspect some of you might not read this entire letter, so I will put the important... Read more
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October 25, 2018
SIAM UW AwardRecipient: Benjamin LiuFor exceptional service to the University of Washington Chapter of SIAM for the 2017-2018 academic year. Joseph Hammack Endowment AwardRecipient: Jithin GeorgeFor exemplary work by a student in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Tung Family Endowment AwardRecipient: Jacob PriceFor exemplary... Read more