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Silva Chang Named NSPE-CO 2014 Educator Of The Year

Aug. 12, 2014

Applied Math lecturer Silva Chang has been named the 2014 Educator of the Year by the Colorado chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-CO) for her outreach work. Ms. Chang is the founder and director of the Colorado Math Circle which provides math enrichment to advanced high school...

Boulder Dynamics Conference in Honor of Jim Meiss' 60th Birthday

July 21, 2014

Friends and colleagues of Professor James Meiss have organized a conference in honor of his 60th birthday, sponsored by the Department of Applied Mathematics. Jim received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980. He then moved to Austin Texas to join the Institute for...

Adrianna Gillman Accepts Tenure-track Position At Rice University

July 14, 2014

APPM graduate Adrianna Gillman, Ph.D. 2011, will begin a tenure-track position at Rice University in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics in August 2014. Dr. Gillman completed her undergraduate work at Cal State Northridge, where she earned bachelor¹s and master¹s degrees in mathematics. After completing her dissertation, "Fast Direct...

CU Team Receives EPA Funding To Study Cookstove Pollution

July 9, 2014

Mike Hannigan, an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Vanja Dukic, an Associate Professor of Applied Math, along with colleagues from NCAR and NHRC have recently received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to study the effects of cookstove pollution on human health, regional air quality, and climate. To read...

Gunnar Martinsson to give CBMS Lecture Series

June 23, 2014

Prof. Gunnar Martinsson has been invited to present a series of 10 lectures at Dartmouth College on June 23-29, 2014. The lectures will be the main feature of a meeting sponsored by the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) and the National Science Foundation, and will survey a body of...

Prof. Vanja Dukic and Yanwei Zhang Win 2014 CAS ARIA Award

June 4, 2014

Prof. Vanja Dukic and Yanwei Zhang have won the 2014 Casualty Actuarial Society ARIA Award for the paper "Predicting Multivariate Insurance Loss Payments Under the Bayesian Copula Framework." From the CAS website: "This prize, established in 1997, is made to the author of a paper published by the American Risk...

Magnetic Solitions Interactions Publication

May 20, 2014

Publication with L. Bookman and M. Maid en in Ph ys Rev B on magnetic soliton interactions. Click here for PDF

Eric Kightley Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

April 9, 2014

Eric Kightley is a first year Applied Mathematics student in the Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology graduate program who has just won a three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He has a background in ecology, mathematics and physics and his research with Professor David Bortz deals with microbial aggregate ecology. Microbial...

Jay Stotsky Wins Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

April 9, 2014

Jay Stotsky is a first year graduate student in the Applied Math and has just won a four-year Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Jay began his studies at the University of Colorado last Fall and began working with professor David Bortz on a project to model and simulate...

Brennan Coffey Wins Goldwater Scholarship

April 7, 2014

Brennan Coffey is a junior studying applied math and chemical engineering, and currently works in Daniel Schwartz's lab on polymer diffusion at a solid-liquid interface. He has also worked for three summers at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on various aspects of OCO, which is a satellite designed to measure the...

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