APPM Welcomes New Postdoctoral Research Associate

Oct. 11, 2017

Farhad Pourkamali Anaraki is a new face in the Applied Mathematics Department. After receiving both his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. at CU Boulder, he has recently accepted an opportunity to return to the University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He is excited to join the department because... Read more »

Association for Women in Mathematics Works to Break Boundaries and Changes the Ratio

Oct. 5, 2017

After members of the Applied Mathematics Department at CU felt like there was a lack of resources and representation for women within the department, a group of women coordinated with administration in order to positively impact the lives of students and faculty. The Association for Women in Mathematics was founded... Read more »

 Daniel Appelö Joins APPM Department as an Associate Professor

Sept. 28, 2017

Daniel Appelö was recently hired as associate professor in the Applied Mathematics department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Originally from Sweden, he was drawn to Colorado because of its natural beauty and culture. He also admired CU for its prestigious numerical analysis program. He is excited to be joining... Read more »

APPM Takes on the Buffalo Bicycle Classic

Sept. 20, 2017

The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is an annual bicycle race and fundraising effort to help students in severe financial need achieve their goals of a higher education in the college of arts and sciences. Since 2003, the BBC has raised over 3 million dollars in scholarship money for in-state students. On... Read more »

Q and A with Erin Ellefsen, a recent addition to the APPM graduate program

Sept. 11, 2017

Q: Why did you choose to attend graduate school? A: My interest in applied math and the career paths available after graduate school compelled me to attend. I also felt like there was much more to learn after undergraduate, as I just scratched the surface of many subjects I was... Read more »

Applied Math Undergrad Competing in The Amazing Race

April 19, 2017

Floyd Pierce , an applied mathematics undergrad, is currently competing on “ The Amazing Race ”, a popular CBS reality show. Contestants race across the world while completing challenges and solving puzzles. They can win prizes along the way, such as prepaid vacations. The winners are awarded one million dollars... Read more »

Learn About Graduate Student Research: Wayne Mitchell

April 11, 2017

Wayne Mitchell works with Professor Tom Manteuffel on low-communication, parallel multigrid algorithms. While multigrid algorithms are the current method of choice for solving or preconditioning many large linear systems (especially those arising from the discretization of elliptic PDEs) in high-performance computing codes, the communication cost associated with these algorithms is... Read more »

Learn About Graduate Student Research: Rebecca Mitchell

April 11, 2017

Rebecca Mitchell, an applied mathematics graduate student, does research in dynamical systems. She works with Professor Jim Meiss to investigate methods of optimizing stirring of finite-time mixing problems. She uses area-preserving maps applied to a two-dimensional domain to model simple stirring mechanisms applied to a fluid. Given some initial concentration... Read more »

The odds of picking a perfect NCAA bracket, explained by a Mathematician

March 15, 2017

This article was originally featured in " CU Boulder Today " Do you have your 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket filled out for the annual office pool? Just remember: You don’t need a perfect bracket, just one that tops those of your workmates. So what are the odds of... Read more »

Profiles in Applied Math - Bengt Fornberg

Feb. 28, 2017

Can you tell us about your background prior to joining APPM? After getting my Ph.D. at Uppsala University in Sweden in Scientific Computing, I went on to a postdoctoral position at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. This is a place where physicists are probing the... Read more »