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Ivana Bozic
June 17, 2021
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ivana Bozic for receiving Johnson & Johnson's Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholar Award! This global program "recognizes female researchers for their groundbreaking work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D)." She received the Mathematics award, which will go towards funding her research on... Read more
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June 14, 2021
SIAM UW AwardRecipient: Erin AngeliniFor exceptional service to the University of Washington Chapter of SIAM for the 2020-2021 academic year. Joseph Hammack Endowment AwardRecipients: Ziyu Lu, Obinna Ukogu, Ruibo ZhangFor exemplary work by a student in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Boeing Teaching Award, StudentRecipients: Alanna Sholokhova, Lowell Thompson, Jeremy UpsalFor... Read more
Graduation Celebration
June 7, 2021
Congratulations to all of our graduates! Ph.D.M.Sc. AMathM.Sc. CFRMB.S. AMathB.S. CFRM Doctors of Philosophy Bobby Baraldi Advisor: Aleksandr AravkinA Proximal Quasi-Newton Trust-Region Method for Nonsmooth Regularized Optimization Yu-Chen Cheng Advisor: Hong QianAsymptotic Behaviors and... Read more
June 2, 2021
Earlier this year, we shared the sad news of Bob O'Malley's passing. To honor Bob's legacy, his wife Candy has generously established the Bob O'Malley Endowment. This endowment is specifically aimed at students whose contributions will increase the diversity of the department, following his commitment to looking for "interesting" students while he was in charge of admissions to the... Read more
Graduation Balloons
May 19, 2021
The Applied Mathematics Graduation Celebration for the academic year 2020-2021 is coming up June 12th.  We want to recognize our graduating students and celebrate their achievements in an online event featuring both asynchronous and synchronous components.  We hope our undergrad and grad students, including their guests, will celebrate with us!  To learn more about the departmental celebration, please visit our event page
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April 26, 2021
We are delighted to share that Professor Emeritus Randy Leveque has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Randy is one of five UW faculty members to be elected this year. The full list of electees can be found here. Randy has been at UW since 1985, when he was an Assistant Professor... Read more
poster figure
April 15, 2021
Congratulations to Acting Instructor Amin Rahman for winning first place in the Postdoctoral Poster Prize for the American Physical Society's March 2021 meeting! He presented his poster "Physics-based models and simulations of cancer drug response in solid tumors." This annual poster prize was established in 2020 by the Forum for Early Career Scientists.
February 8, 2021
Assistant Professor Eli Shlizerman recently led a team of University of Washington researchers in developing Audeo, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate music from silent video recordings of pianists' hands. They presented their research at the NeurIPS 2020 conference, and their work was highlighted by a... Read more
Ivana Bozic
February 4, 2021
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ivana Bozic, who has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award! The... Read more
January 8, 2021
We are saddened to share with you that our colleague and friend Bob O'Malley passed away on New Year's Eve 2020. Bob took a fall on December 17th, hitting his head and breaking a number of bones. He passed away at Harborview. His wife Candy was with him.  Bob was an authority on singular perturbation theory and asymptotics, authoring numerous papers and 4 books. He and Candy came to Seattle and UW first at the end of 1990. He retired in 2009. Even in retirement he was a constant presence in... Read more