Applied Mathematicians Win NSF Grants and Host International Conference

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Drs. Shibin Dai and Shan Zhao recently received two grants, worth more than $300,000, from the National Science Foundation to fund their research in applied mathematics. To top it off, the two are serving on the organizing committee for the 2019 international National Science Foundation conference on mathematical molecular bioscience […]

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Shibin Dai Awarded NSF Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Shibin Dai, who has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation. NSF DMS-1815746: Complex amphiphilic structures and the functionality of biomaterials, 2018-2021, total amount: $217,087 (PI).  ​NSF DMS-1802863: Degenerate diffusion in complex amphiphilic network structures, 2017-2019, total amount $86,170 (PI). This is a transfer of DMS-1411438. 

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Shan Zhao Awarded NSF Grants

Congratulations to Professor Shan Zhao who has been awarded NSF funding for two research projects. NSF DMS Mathematical Biology program: DMS-1812930, “Collaborative Research: A regularized Poisson Boltzmann model for fast computation of the ensemble average polar solvation energy”, PI: Shan Zhao, $230,000, 08/15/2018 – 7/31/2021. See the link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1812930&HistoricalAwards=false NSF DMS CBMS Conference program: DMS-1836318, […]

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Alumnus William T. Trotter Gives Colloquium Talk

Dr. William T. Trotter visited Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to present a colloquium talk entiled “Dimension Theory for Posets – Graph Theory for Grown Ups”. Dr. Trotter is a well-known mathematician, and is an emeritus professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Trotter obtained his PhD from the University of […]

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New Woods Quad Sculpture Represents Both Math and Art

From the August 2018 Desktop News | As students explore campus this fall, they will notice Woods Quad’s newest resident: a 14-foot-tall, 1,500-pound white sculpture. Borromeo Rings The sculpture, created by studio art minor Paget Kern, is the result of a collaboration between the art and math departments in an effort to display math more visually on […]

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Former Colleagues Gather to Celebrate Dean Olin’s Birthday

On Saturday, August 11, a gathering of mathematicians was held to celebrate Dean Robert Olin’s 70th birthday.  Here he is pictured with former colleagues and his graduate students.         First row: Bob Olin Second row (left to right): Jiann-Shium Huang (PhD student), Len Miller (PhD student), Vivien Miller, Xiaoguang Li (PhD student) […]

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Marcia Black celebrates 20 years of service

Congratulations to Marcia Black on her 20 year service anniversary. UA President Dr. Stuart Bell hired Marcia in 1998 while he was serving as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Luckily for us, she joined the Math Department staff in 2005.

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Nicholas Laffey spent his senior year working with Brendan Ames to analyze and predict the performance of NHL teams.

IRMAS Student Uses Stat Modeling to Predict NHL Playoffs UA Insurance, Risk Management & Actuarial Science Program·Thursday, July 5, 2018 By Reginald Allison II “Defense wins championships” is one of the oldest clichés in sports. In fact, legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is the person credited with the quote. Sports media has since vehemently […]

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Congratulations to Ben Jones for being awarded Top Work in Progress Winner of the 2018 URCA Conference

Congratulations to Ben Jones for being awarded Top Work in Progress Winner of the 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference for his presentation entitled “Improving Effectiveness of Time Splitting Methods for Electrostatic Analysis of Solvated Biomolecules”.

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Congratulations to Katherine Nichols for earning a spot on UA’s March 2018 Fitbit Challenge Top 20 Steppers!

Congratulations to the March “You Are What You Eat” Fitbit challenge winners! Instructor Katherine Nichols was one of the Top 20 Steppers for the March 2018 Fitbit Challenge. The winning team and all 20 top steppers will be invited to attend the end of the year Fitbit Celebration. In addition to recognizing top steppers, challenge participants with an […]

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