Meet our New Faculty

Sept. 8, 2016

This semester, the Applied Math Department (APPM) welcomes a new associate professor, two new assistant professors, two new full-time instructors, two new instructors/research associates, and two new lecturers. These faculty members have diverse academic and professional backgrounds, from degrees earned here at CU Boulder to degrees earned as far away...

CU Boulder Students Compete at the Mathematical Contest in Modeling and the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling

June 17, 2016

Each year, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) holds the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM). Sixty CU Boulder undergraduate students divided into twenty teams participated in the 2016 MCM and ICM. Students representing many majors partake in the competitions, which results...

Professor Mark Hoefer and Dispersive Hydrodynamics Laboratory Published in Physical Review Letters

June 16, 2016

Professor Mark Hoefer has been published in the esteemed physics journal Physical Review Letters. The journal publishes “short, high quality reports of significant and notable results in the full arc of fundamental and interdisciplinary physics research”. The publication, Observation of Dispersive Shock Waves, Solitons, and Their Interactions in Viscous Fluid...

Stephen Becker Awarded Data Science Research Grant

June 13, 2016

The Bloomberg Data Science Research Grant Program aims to support cutting-edge research in the broad field of machine learning, including specific areas such as natural language processing, information retrieval, machine-translation and deep neural networks. In April 2015 they announced their first round of recipients and in October 2015 they announced...

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Jacqueline Wentz Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 31, 2016

Jacqueline Wentz has been awarded a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to graduate students pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program received 17,000 applications and granted 2,000 awards. The fellowship provides $34,000 per year for three years...

Antony Pearson Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 29, 2016

Antony Pearson is an IQ Biology graduate student in the Applied Mathematics Department working with Associate Professor Manuel Lladser. He studies probabilistic mixture models where one or more components cannot be observed directly through data. A primary application of his work is using patterns of DNA methylation—heritable modifications to a...

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Derek Driggs Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

April 25, 2016

Each year, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards six scholarships to Coloradans. The program aims to produce “a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.” Applied mathematics major Derek...

Professor Mark Hoefer and Dr. Ezio Iacocca Published in Nature Communications

April 18, 2016

On the Christmas Eve of 2011, Mark Hoefer received an email linking one of his theories to experiments taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a momentous occasion. During his time with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a postdoctoral fellow, Professor Hoefer and colleagues had proposed...

Meet Our Traveling Scholars: Ezio Iacocca

April 1, 2016

Ezio Iacocca is a post-doc at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, visiting the Applied Mathematics Department under the International post-doc grant given by the Swedish Research Council. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he studied current-induced waves generated in magnetic materials...


Meet our Visiting Scholars: Xudan Luo

Dec. 29, 2015

Xudan Luo is a visiting scholar with the Applied Mathematics Department from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She received her Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics from Fujian University, and is expected to graduate with a PhD in Mathematics from HKUST in June 2016. Her current work...