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CU Applied Math Students Awarded Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships.

June 12, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) aims to recognize outstanding graduate students in STEM fields by awarding each honoree $34,000 a year for the next three years. This year, the NSF received 12,000 applications and only offered 2,000 awards. Two CU Applied Math students, Ian Char...

Spring 2018 Graduation

May 7, 2018

This year the Applied Math Department had 27 BS, 10 BS/MS, 12 MS, and 7 PhD students graduate. Many graduates have found work in the industry as data scientists or researchers (for laboratories including the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA). Most of the department’s...

CU Faculty Win Grant to Further Understanding of Wound Healing

March 23, 2018

When it comes to the healing process of wounds, there is a important lack of understanding about how cells collectively migrate to the site of an injury. David Bortz and Vanja Dukic in Applied Math and Xuedong Liu in Biochemsitry and their postdoc and graduate students set out on a...

Scant Evidence of Power Laws Found in Real-World Networks

Feb. 22, 2018

paper posted online last month has reignited a debate about one of the oldest, most startling claims in the modern era of network science: the proposition that most complex networks in the real world — from the World Wide Web to interacting proteins in a cell — are “scale-free.” Roughly...

Colorado Journal of Applied Mathematics Highlights Important Student Work

Jan. 30, 2018

The Colorado Journal for Applied Mathematics is a student club at the University of Colorado which was founded by the members from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The journal focuses on highlighting research and innovative projects within the university. Will Shand is a sophomore at CU, studying applied...

APPM Alumni Co- Founds Energy Analytics Company

Jan. 22, 2018

Q) When did you graduate from CU? What was your degree in? A)I graduated from CU in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Applied Math. Q) How long have you been with cQuant.io? A)I’ve been with cQuant.io full-time since August 2017, but I did a fair bit of moonlighting before that...

Student Podcast Talks About Fascinating Findings in STEM Fields

Dec. 21, 2017

From 10 to 11 pm every Sunday night Greg Benton, Ian Char, and Jonathan Wilder Lavington, can be found live on the air. Their podcast, Probably Novel , is a new series on CU Boulder’s Radio 1190. Every week, they explore a new area of STEM fields and bring their...

APPM Graduate Makes Great Strides in Boulder Tech Industry

Nov. 9, 2017

After his graduation from CU in 2015 in Applied Mathematics, student Zack Thoutt has made great strides in his professional career. As an Applied Math major with minors in Economics and Biochemistry, he had an impressive skillset that was quickly put to use by major startups in the tech industry...

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...

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...

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