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Jirair Kevorkian
November 19, 2021
We are saddened to share the news that Jerry Kevorkian, founding member of our department and one of its first chairs, passed away on Tuesday 11/9 after a 24 hour hospital stay.  Jerry was a world expert on asymptotics and perturbation methods, applying them in a wide variety of application areas. In addition to supervising 14 PhD students, he (co-) authored a number of books, including a classic on multiple scale perturbation methods, with his PhD advisor Julian Cole, and an important... Read more
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November 18, 2021
Volunteers from within the Department of Applied Mathematics are pleased to present the Pre Application Review (PAR) program. The PAR Program is a student and postdoc-run, fully volunteer-based initiative that aims to support PhD applicants from underserved communities by providing feedback on their application materials.  Visit the PAR Program page to learn more details, as well as additional resources. 
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October 22, 2021
The Applied Mathematics department is one of four UW mathematical sciences departments to partner with the Math Alliance, an organization devoted to making STEM fields more inclusive, and improving racial and gender diversity in math-related fields. The involved departments and programs will work with the Math Alliance to provide graduate student mentorship for undergraduate students majoring in mathematical sciences. More information about the partnership and the Math Alliance can be found... Read more
October 5, 2021
The NSF announced two new AI institutes at the University of Washington: the AI Institute for Dynamic Systems led by Nathan Kutz and the A3D3 institute involving Eli Shlizerman.
October 4, 2021
Written by members of the Diversity Committee The year 2020-2021 was a difficult year.  The COVID pandemic ravaged through the world upending all societal norms. The murder of George Floyd sparked a nationwide protest against institutionalized police violence towards African American citizens.  We witnessed  gross acts of violence against Asian-Americans and Jewish-Americans.  These events showed us how institutions can readily break down when there is a failure to uphold the tenets... Read more
APAC Adviser of the Month portrait - Sarah Riley
September 30, 2021
Congratulations to Sarah Riley of the Computational Finance and Risk Management (CFRM) program on being named Advisor of the Month! A Q&A with Sarah can be found on the APAC1Facebook page.
September 30, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $15M grant funding the Accelerated AI Algorithms for Data-Driven Discovery Institute, or A3D3 Institute. The aim of the institute will be to integrate AI tools into the scientific research and discovery process, helping scientists deal with the large and complex datasets that play an increasingly important role in fields from particle physics to epidemiology. Associate Professor Eli Shlizerman of the Applied Mathematics Department will be... Read more
September 26, 2021
By Bernard Deconinck You don’t need me to tell you this was a hard year for us. It was a hard year for everyone, everywhere! We dealt with an ongoing pandemic, social and political unrest, more misinformation than ever before, forest fires and months without rain (Yes, in Seattle!) and lots of uncertainty. Through this, we managed to teach an entire year online, guide a record number of PhD graduates to completion, work with large students in two large MS programs, and start the first... Read more
Kelsey Maass, Megan Morrison, Kelsey Marcinko
September 15, 2021
By Megan Morrison  Since the beginning of time, humans have used stories to convey important information and deeply held truths. Through graduate school I have learned how important stories are, even for math and science. I am learning how to tell good stories, and if they are true, maybe they will resonate with people and the world will make a little bit more sense.  Telling a good story is hard; I have a long way to go. As an undergraduate, I initially majored in neuroscience.... Read more
September 14, 2021
By Eli Shlizerman The last time that I wrote in AMATH UW Newsletter was in the 2015-16 academic year when I assumed a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the departments of Applied Mathematics and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Since then, a lot of progress has happened in NeuroAI-UW, the research laboratory that I have established. One progress is the promotion of my position from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure, starting this academic year. In... Read more