Jeremy Cummings was selected as a recipient of the 2020 Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for his research entitled “Weighted norm inequalities for the maximal operator on variable Lebesgue spaces over spaces of homogeneous type”. Jeremy was nominated for this award by Dr. David Cruz-Uribe. He will be honored at a luncheon later this month.

## Chuntian Wang’s Paper One of Most Read Math Articles of 2018

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Chuntian Wang whose paper entitled “Crime modeling with truncated Lévy flights for residential burglary models” was one of the most-read mathematics articles of 2018. The paper was published in the Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 28, No. 09, pp. 1857-1880 (2018), and the ranking can be viewed

## Hai Dang Nguyen Awarded a 2019 SIAM Prize

June 2019 Prize Spotlight: SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications Hai Dang Nguyen was awarded the 2019 SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Control (CT19), held June 19-21, 2019 in Chengdu, China. Professor Nguyen received the award and delivered his prize lecture, “Some New

## Formulating a Better Partnership for Water Quality

First posted in the Alabama Water Institute’s April 9, 2019 Spotlight Formulating a Better Partnership for Water Quality April 5, 2019 By Brock Parker Water is one of the most important resources on the planet, and researchers at The University of Alabama are calculating ways to improve its quality and management. Part of this equation is

## NSF Grant, UA to Provide Boost to Tuscaloosa-Area Math Educators

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The National Science Foundation has awarded The University of Alabama a $2.85 million grant to strengthen content knowledge, teaching practice and leadership among math teachers in the greater Tuscaloosa area. Of the total funding, nearly 70 percent is direct support to teachers selected to participate. UA researchers are recruiting full-time math teachers in

## Ken Ono’s Public Talk Available Online

Ken Ono’s public talk was live-streamed and the presentation is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ynhiZJUMzA&feature=youtu.be

## Jim Gleason and Martha Makowski Awarded NSF Grant: A-PLUS in Math: Alabama’s Practitioner Leaders in Underserved Schools in Mathematics.

Congratulations to Jim Gleason and Martha Makowski for being awarded an NSF grant for a project entitled A-PLUS in Math: Alabama’s Practitioner Leaders in Underserved Schools in Mathematics. This Researcher-Practitioner Partnership modeled project is being established to work with and develop Mathematics Teacher Leaders who will impact students, teachers, teacher candidates, and schools across the

## 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

## 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.

## 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,