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Three students win worldwide contest in mathematical modeling
A team of three UB undergraduate students are winners of the 2015 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, an annual worldwide competition run by the nonprofit Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications. They were one of 10 teams designated as Outstanding Winners from over 7000 teams that competed this year. The students are Andrew Harris, an Aerospace Engineering major with a minor in English, from Washingtonville, NY, Dante Iozzo, a Mathematics and Physics major from Lewiston, and Nigel Michki, a Computational Physics major from Grand Island. Their faculty advisor for the contest was John Ringland.
The grueling contest spans 96 hours from announcement of the problems on a Thursday evening through the submission deadline on the following Monday evening. Teams choose one problem from two that are posted. They research it, devise a model, create and run computer simulations, and write up their results. The problem that Harris, Iozzo and Michki chose to answer was on eradicating Ebola virus disease. The students' paper also garnered an award from the Mathematical Association of America, and they will travel in July to the association's national meeting in Washington DC to present the paper. [April 20, 2015]
Thomas Effland wins student research competition
Congratulations to Thomas Effland, an undergraduate mathematics major who was awarded the first place in the ACM SIGCE Student Research Competition for his poster and presentation Focused Retrieval of University Course Descriptions from Highly Variable Sources . The competition was held at the the SIGCSE Technical Symposium that took place on March 4-7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. [March 16, 2015]
Master's and PhD Application Deadline Extended for Fall 2015
The application deadline for the MA and PhD in Mathematics programs has been extended to April 30, 2015 for students looking to apply for the fall 2015 semester. Visit our graduate admissions page to see application requirements, curricular outlines, and to apply today. [January 2015]
Three faculty positions available for Fall 2015
The department is taking applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and one Postdoctoral Associate. Details of the positions and information on how to apply are given at www.mathjobs.org/jobs/596 [October 2014]
UB Mathematics on Facebook
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Hanfeng Li wins UB Exceptional Scholar Award
Hanfeng Li has been awarded the UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained Achievement Award for his outstanding research over the past several years. Congratulations to Hanfeng on this outstanding accomplishment! The award will be presented at the Celebration of Academic Excellence at 3:30 on Wednesday October 8 at the Center for the Arts.
The criteria for the Sustained Achievement Award (for senior scholars) are: (1) The work individually and collectively, must have garnered public and /or professional accolades beyond the norm for other bodies of work in the identified genre (e.g. citation analysis, critical reviews signifying the work is of enduring importance, completion of the work under the auspices of a highly prestigious fellowship or grant); (2) This award is for a body of work completed over a number of years. The award is not intended as a lifetime achievement award, but rather as recognition for outstanding performance in a recent segment of a scholar’s career. [September 2014]