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Mathematics News

  • 2018

    • Drexel Physics Student Riley Stanford

      From National Defense to Health Care Startup, Physics Major Finds Future Anywhere She Wants

      April 03, 2018

      The thrill of solving complex problems — and the countless applications of her degree — have drawn Drexel University physics junior Riley Stanford to bridge the disciplines of engineering, biophysics, chemistry, math and more, and to tackle challenges as wide ranging as threats to national defense and a mutant strain of Alzheimer’s disease.

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    • Hannah Knarr

      Mathematics Major Finds Passion for Business at Exelon

      February 05, 2018

      A few weeks into her co-op at Exelon Corporation, Hannah Knarr made her way to the office of a vice president. Armed with a whiteboard and a few dry erase markers, the senior Drexel mathematics major was tasked with explaining, in plain language, complex mathematical concepts relevant to the business.

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    • Hurricane from above

      Calm Amid the Storm

      January 19, 2018

      As hurricane Irma barreled toward south Florida in early September, Kathleen Reardon gathered her staff to give them something akin to a pep talk. The situation in the Caribbean looked truly frightening that morning, with Irma devastating island chain after island chain with a ferocity that left meteorologists astounded. There was talk, too, that the just-developing Hurricane Jose might turn northward and put Bermuda — the headquarters for Reardon and her team at global reinsurance firm Hamilton Re — in harm’s way as well.

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  • 2017

    • Project One

      Project One Wins Big at Drexel Startup Fest

      November 15, 2017

      Coming in first place of the University’s business plan competition at the Drexel Startup Fest, Project One received $12,500. Project One is an intelligent learning platform that empowers individuals and organizations to capture and share expert knowledge in a way that’s more engaging and less confusing than the technology currently available for online learning.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      June 26, 2017

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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    • yilin yang

      25 Faces 25 Years: Yilin Yang

      May 01, 2017

      The sub-metropolis of Tianjin, China is home to a bustling port and a multitude of urban developments and structures. Not unlike Philadelphia, it has a rich history in arts, politics and trade. In fact, Tianjin is located at the same elevation as Philly, making their climates similar and adaptable to anyone migrating between the two cities. It was for these reasons — and the opportunity to live within walking distance of the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra — that Yilin Yang, a young, starry-eyed student from Tianjin, decided to cross the ocean to study mathematics at Drexel University.

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    • Christina Achampong

      25 Faces 25 Years: Christina Achampong

      March 08, 2017

      Christina Achampong, an operations researcher for the NSA and 2006 Drexel mathematics alumna, says she owes her sense of resiliency to her teachers, her role as an RA, her extracurricular activities and her three co-ops at Drexel.

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  • 2016

    • Drexel Alumni Bill Wine

      A Critical Eye

      August 23, 2016

      Emmy Award-winning film critic Bill Wine says it's his days studying math - yes, math! - at Drexel that helped him develop that analytical edge that's required for his niche in the world of show business.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      June 19, 2016

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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    • Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

      Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

      May 04, 2016

      The 2016 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Stochastic Differential equations and Wave Propagation will take place July 25 – August 5, 2016 at Drexel University.

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    • 2016 Distinguished Speaker - Allen Knutson, PhD

      2016 Distinguished Speaker - Allen Knutson, PhD

      May 02, 2016

      Former world record-holding juggler and Cornell math professor Allen Knutson will speak and perform for the Drexel community.

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    • 2016 MAAGC Workshop

      Third Annual MAAGC Workshop

      April 29, 2016

      The MAAGC Workshop aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics.

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  • 2015

    • CoAS Honors Day

      May 27, 2015

      Congratulations to our math majors for being recognized and awarded for their hard work, dedication and accomplishments at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day ceremony.

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    • University Teaching and Service Awards for 2014-2015

      May 25, 2015

      Congratulations to Pavel Grinfeld, Jason Aran and June Gordon for receiving university teaching and service awards from the Provost office.

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    • Second Annual MAAGC Workshop

      April 24, 2015

      The second annual MAAGC workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015, in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MAAGC aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics.

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    • Drexel Students Impress at National Collegiate Research Conference

      February 19, 2015

      For many, theoretical mathematics might as well be fiction, left to The Big Bang Theory on television or Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still. But Drexel student Yilin Yang is intimately involved with theoretical mathematics

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  • 2014

    • Al Herr TA and Teaching Excellence Awardee - Michael Minner

      June 11, 2014

      Teaching Assistant, Michael Minner was the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award (presented by the Office of Graduate Studies) and the Albert Herr TA Award (presented by the Department of Mathematics). He also received a certificate of recognition for his contributions to SIAM (presented by the SIAM Student Chapter).

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    • Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar

      April 09, 2014

      Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Jeremy plan to earn a PhD in Physics, conduct research in experimental particle physics, and teach at the university level.

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    • 2014 CoAS Research Day - Amanda Parshall

      February 19, 2014

      Amanda Parshall received the first place prize in the oral presentations for 2014 CoAS Research Day. The title of her topic was "On The Distribution of Parameters in Random Staircase Tableaux" and her advisor is Pawel Hitczenko. Congratulations to Amanda!

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  • 2013

    • Mathematics Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

      May 22, 2013

      Mathematics and computer science major Andrew Zigerelli was one of four Drexel students to take home the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. Established by Congress in 1986, the scholarship is awarded to the country’s top undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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    • Dr. Shari Moskow Receives Inaugural AWM Service Award

      January 18, 2013

      Dr. Shari Moskow, professor and associate department head of mathematics, was selected as one of ten recipients to receive the Association for Women in Mathematics’ inaugural AWM Service Award

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  • 2012

  • 2011

    • Simon Foucart Receives the Journal of Complexity 2010 Best Paper Award

      July 11, 2011

      On Saturday, July 9, 2011, Simon Foucart (Assistant Professor), Alain Pajor, Holger Rauhut and Tino Ullrich received the Journal of Complexity 2010 Best Paper Award. The award was announced at the Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) conference held in Budapest and was also announced in the Journal of Complexity (December 2011). The topic of their paper was "The Gelfand Widths of lp-Balls for 0 < p ≤ 1".

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    • Shapcott, Woerdeman, Arnold

      Math of Golf Analyzed in Lecture

      May 13, 2011

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics sponsored “Mathematics That Swings: The Math Behind Golf,” the first of their annual Distinguished Lecture Series, May 11.

      Ron Perline, associate professor in the mathematics department, was in charge of setting up the Distinguished Lecture Series this year.

      “It’s a little bit different this year than it was last year. In the past what we’ve had is some fairly prominent and respected mathematician come and give a technical lecture which is supposed to be understandable for a fair amount of faculty,” Perline said.

      This year the series was comprised of two lectures: “Mathematics That Swings: The Math Behind Golf” for general math students, and “Finite Element Exterior Calculus: Where Numerical PDE Meets Topology” for graduate students and professors.

      “We thought it would be important to have them also communicate something to a more general technical audience. By that I mean we had people here who were freshmen calculus students and I think that they could follow a fair amount of it,” Perline said.

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    • Donna Murasko presents Avi Dalal with 2011 CoAS Research Day Award

      2011 CoAS Research Day Winner - Graduate Sciences

      April 05, 2011

      Congratulations to Avi Dalal (Teaching Assistant) for winning first place in the Graduate Sciences category at this year's CoAS Research Day. The title of his research is "From Pascal's Triangle to Cores of k-Schur Functions in String Theory".

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  • 2010

    • Adam Rickert receives 2010 Outstanding Online Instructor Award

      November 09, 2010

      Adam Rickert, associate teaching professor of mathematics at CoAS, received the “2010 Outstanding Online Instructor Award” on November 9, 2010. He was honored by the Drexel Community and The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) at the annual event that recognizes those individuals who have made significant contribution to the field of distance learning. The mission of the USDLA is to support the development and application of distance learning, education and training by uniting learners around the world. The event was held on Drexel’s campus in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • Sean Ballentine

      Sean Ballentine Receives National Collegiate Mathematics Championship

      August 25, 2010

      Sean Ballentine was awarded fourth place in this year's National Collegiate Mathematics Championship.

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    • David Ambrose Deveraux Award

      David Ambrose wins the Antelo Devereux Award for Young Faculty

      June 04, 2010

      Dr. David Ambrose was awarded the Antelo Devereux Award for his research in "Simulation and Mathematical Analysis of Water Waves". He was honored for his achievements at the Faculty Recognition Dinner on June 2, 2010.

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    • Andrew Hicks Research Award

      Andrew Hicks is the recipient of the Drexel University Research Award

      June 04, 2010

      Dr. R. Andrew Hicks is an outstanding researcher in the field of applied mathematics and optical design. He has made numerous contributions via individual optical components that he has designed, and has created new mathematical models and algorithms for generating these components. A major focus of Dr. Hicks’ research is the development of generating mirrors and lenses that depict the world in a given prescribed way. Dr. Hicks's record includes strong publications in the top journals, external funding from government agencies (NSF, DARPA) and industry, and he is the inventor on potentially very valuable patents.

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    • Dean's Seminar Poster

      Dean's Seminar: How to Solve Physical Problems with Computers

      May 14, 2010

      Speaker: Bo Dong, Drexel University

      Date: May 19, 2010
      Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
      Place: Disque Hall, Room 109

      Abstract: Many problems in the physical sciences and engineering can be modeled by differential equations. For complicated mathematical models, exact solutions are often impossible to obtain using analysis tools. Instead, individuals will often use numerical methods (algorithms and computers) to obtain approximate solutions while maintaining reasonable error bounds. In this talk, Dr. Dong will discuss numerical methods for solving mathematical models, in particular, finite element methods for solving differential equations.

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    • Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Integral Geometry as Gelfand's Way of Discovering Mathematics

      January 09, 2010

      This lecture is dedicated to the memory of Israel M. Gelfand (1913-2009), a great mathematician who had a crucial influence on many areas of 20th century mathematics. His active mathematical life spanned nearly 80 years. I was happy to know him for more than 50 years and to collaborate with him on several projects.

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  • 2009

    • Dimitrios Papadopoulos Receives Albert Herr Award

      Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Yun Yoo Receive Teaching Awards

      June 01, 2009

      Teaching Assistants Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Yun Yoo received teaching awards for the 2008-2009 Academic Year. Dimitrios Papadopoulos received the Al Herr Teaching Assistant Award and Yun Yoo received the Assistant Excellence Award. Dimitrios Papadopoulos was recognized at the End-of-Year Reception on June 10, 2009.

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    • Dean's Seminar Poster

      Dean's Seminar: "Inverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution"

      May 29, 2009

      Speaker: Shari Moskow, Drexel University
      Date: June 3, 2009
      Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
      Place: Disque Hall, Room 109

      Abstract: Mathematicians and scientist are often looking for the solution to an equation. However, sometimes rather than solving the equation, scientists are working backwards from data to define the equation itself. This kind of inverse thinking shows up in areas like medical imaging, remote sensing, nondestructive testing, and many other areas of science. Specialists may be using this logic to find a tumor in a breast or to locate oil in a geoloical reserver. However, the smallest miscalculations in the acquired data can lead to large errors in defining the equation's parameters. Dr. Moskow will discuss the challenges facing scientist and mathematicians in solving these "inverse problems."

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