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

## 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).

## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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”.

## Lawrence Roberts is awarded a Simons Foundation Grant

The Simons Foundation announced today that Professor Shan Zhao’s Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians application, “Extending Bordered Methods in Khovanov Homology” was selected for funding. The goal of the program is

## Shan Zhao is awarded a Simons Foundation Grant

The Simons Foundation announced today that Professor Shan Zhao’s Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians application, “High order operator splitting methods for biomolecular simulations” was selected for funding. The goal of the