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Remote Learning: The Challenges and Successes

June 2, 2020

The Spring 2020 semester was an unprecedented semester with many challenges, roadblocks, and unexpected turns that led to an equally fulfilling and successful semester after rising to the occasion given the COVID-19 pandemic. The Applied Mathematics Department underwent critical changes after the announcement from the Chancellor , which directed the...

Associate Professor David Bortz: COVID Modeling

May 25, 2020

Update (6/15/20): This week, an article written in CU Boulder Today about Dr. Bortz's contributions to the Colorado COVID Modeling Team became their top news story. Original Article (5/25/20): In March, an interdisciplinary team was assembled by the state of Colorado to develop a model to help inform policy decisions...

Professor James Meiss: Solar Flares

May 21, 2020

This week, Applied Mathematics Professor James Meiss had his interdisciplinary work on solar flares highlighted in a College of Engineering & Applied Science article . Along with Thomas Berger , the director of the Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center, Professor Meiss assisted Professor Elizabeth Bradley from the Computer...

Dr. Osita Onyejekwe: Climate Change Study via the Centennial Trend of Climate Factors

May 15, 2020

This past week, Dr. Osita Onyejekwe had a paper published in Hydrology titled Climate Change Study via the Centennial Trend of Climate Factors . In this paper, Dr. Onyejekwe and his associate, Dr. Nezamoddin N. Kachouie of the Florida Institute of Technology, “utilized a novel approach to non-parametric analysis through...

Spring 2020 Applied Mathematics Virtual Graduation Ceremony

May 13, 2020

In an effort to keep our community safe while preserving our great traditions, the Department of Applied Mathematics will hold a virtual commencement, and invite graduates from the Class of 2020 to return next spring when we can fully celebrate with special recognition events. The virtual commencement ceremony, PDF versions...

Kiera van der Sande: Sheryl R. Young Memorial Fellowship

April 28, 2020

The Applied Math Department would like to congratulate APPM graduate student Kiera van der Sande for being awarded the Sheryl R. Young Memorial Fellowship. This fellowship is given to a graduate student in the memory of Sheryl R. Young, who graduated with her Ph.D. in Psychology from CU in 1984...

Dr. Eric Vance: 2019 Journal of Statistics Education's Best Paper Award Winner

April 24, 2020

This past week, Associate Professor Eric Vance was informed that his collaborative paper, The ASCCR Frame for Learning Essential Collaboration Skills , was selected as the Journal of Statistics Education’s best paper published in 2019. Dr. Vance collaborated with Heather Smith of Cal Poly, who is a lecturer in their...

Graduate Student Sabina Altus Awarded Fellowship

April 22, 2020

This past week, Sabina Altus, one of our PhD Students in the Department, was awarded a summer dissertation fellowship by the Graduate School. This summer, Sabina will be given funding to work on her thesis with her advisor, Associate Professor David Bortz in our department. Sabina described that the “fellowship...

Decision Making: Dr. Zachary Kilpatrick

April 18, 2020

In a recent article published in CU Boulder Today, our very own Dr. Zachary Kilpatrick ’s work on decision making was highlighted in the context of electoral decision making. In the article, Dr. Kilpatrick’s ongoing research project on how people make decisions , such as voting, is discussed to understand...

Mark Hoefer Receives SIAM’s 2020 T. Brooke Benjamin Prize

April 16, 2020

Recently, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) awarded the Department's Dr. Mark Hoefer with the 2020 T. Brooke Benjamin Prize. In a letter from the Department Chair, Dr. Keith Julien expressed that "The SIAM Activity Group on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (SIAG/NWCS) awards the T. Brooke Benjamin...

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