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Dr. Raman Parimala appointed to the Abel Prize Committee
news Published Date: 2021-07-01
Dr. Parimala has been invited to join a committee of five distinguished research mathematicians to serve on the Abel Prize Committee. The Abel Prize, which was established by the Norwegian government in 2002 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Niels Henrik Abel's birth, is awarded annually by the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters appoints the members of the Abel Committee, based on nominations from the International Mathematical Union and the European Mathematical Society.

Details on the Abel Prize can be found at https://www.abelprize.no/c53671/artikkel/vis.html?tid=53702 , and information about the Abel Prize Committee can be found at https://www.abelprize.no/c53678/artikkel/vis.html?tid=53708
Dr. Talea Mayo models how climate change may affect our coasts
news Published Date: 2020-11-02
Taking math by storm: Talea Mayo models how climate change may affect our coasts

Talea Mayo joined the Emory faculty in May as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics. A computational mathematician, she specializes in developing numerical hydrodynamic models to help predict coastal hazards.

By creating models for storm surge caused by hurricanes, for instance, she is able to investigate the potential impacts of climate change on coastal flood risks. The resulting data may help policymakers and others develop better plans for the safety and resilience of coastal communities.

Among Mayo’s accolades are an Early-Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program and the Early Career Faculty Innovator Award from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

- Written By Carol Clark
Read the full article: https://news.emory.edu/stories/2020/11/esc_climate_change_mayo/campus.html
Terry Ingram Celebrates 20 Years of Service at Emory College of Arts and Science of Emory University
news Published Date: 2020-08-27
The Mathematics Department would like to recognize Terry Ingram, Academic Degree Coordinator (Graduate), on reaching 20 years of service at Emory College of Arts and Science of Emory University. Please join us in congratulating Terry on this significant milestone. Thank you, Terry, for all that you do. We appreciate you immensely!
COVID-19 student math modeling featured on AMS's Youtube channel
news Published Date: 2020-05-11
Department faculty and a students talk with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) about April's math modeling contest for undergraduates and collaborations to model COVID-19. This discussion features Alessandro Veneziani and Manuela Manetta of Emory University, and Alex Viguerie and Isabelle Atcha of University of Pavia, Italy.

Watch the full video: https://youtu.be/yYq-0Ra_B-o
COVID-19 Outbreak Math Modeling Initiative
news Published Date: 2020-04-27
The Emory University Mathematical Modeling Association (EUMMA), Alessandro Veneziani (Professor), Manuela Manetta (Lecturer), Longmei Shu (Visiting Assistant Professor), and Maja Taskovic (Assistant Professor) pulled together students and other faculty from related disciplines across campus to compete in April's COVID-19 Outbreak Math Modeling Contest. The winning teams presented their research results for the competition on August 25, 2020.

“The main aim of this initiative is educational,” Veneziani says. “I want students to understand that developing a mathematical model is a creative process. You come up with an idea, introduce some assumptions and then check them with reality to see if you’re on the right track. You have to keep refining your model, keeping it as simple as possible but complex enough to learn something useful.”

Veneziani also has a math modeling project for COVID-19 underway with one of his former students, Alexander Viguerie, who is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pavia, near Milan. Viguerie, a native of Atlanta, began his academic career at Oxford College before coming to the Emory campus for his undergraduate degree and his PhD in math, which he received in 2018.

Read the full article: http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2020/04/mathematicians-unite-faculty-students.html
Emory’s Sustainability Innovator Awards honors Dr. Bree Ettinger
news Published Date: 2020-04-17
Since 2007, the Office of Sustainability Initiatives has recognized sustainability champions of Emory University and Emory Healthcare by celebrating their inspiring and committed work with the Robert S. Hascall Sustainability Innovator Awards and Outstanding Sustainability Representative Award.

These awards are given to students, faculty and staff who employ research, academics, engagement and leadership to foster sustainability in the Emory enterprise and broader community by motivating their colleagues and community partners to do the same.

All honorees exemplify the community-building, kindness and sustainability vision embodied by Robert “Bob” Hascall, who retired from Emory in 2010. As the vice president of Campus Services, Hascall was a dedicated environmental steward and courageous leader in the areas of green buildings and operations.

This year, the OSI has recognized Dr. Bree Ettinger as a Faculty Sustainability Innovator.

More details are at: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2020/04/er_sustainability_innovator_awards/campus.html
India National STEM Chair created in the name of Dr. Raman Parimala
news Published Date: 2020-03-06
Dr. Raman Parimala, Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, is named as one of 11 eminent Indian women scientists in STEM. The Indian government announced on February 28, 2020, that a chair would be created in Dr. Parimala's honor to inspire, encourage, and empower women, and to give due recognition to young women researchers excelling in Mathematics.

More details are at: https://theprint.in/science/these-are-the-11-indian-women-scientists-the-new-stem-chairs-are-named-after/374077/

Congratulations, Parimala!
Dr. Gunther Uhlmann to give talk entitled Harry Potter’s Cloak via Transformation Optics
news Published Date: 2020-02-26
The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that Dr. Gunther Uhlmann, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington, will give a general audience mathematics talk titled Harry Potter’s Cloak via Transformation Optics on March 5, 2020. There is a reception from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Oxford Road Building Living Room (3rd floor, room 305). The lecture will take place in the ORB Presentation Room (3rd floor, room 311). Visitor parking is available in the Oxford Road Parking Deck.
Hao Huang receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship
news Published Date: 2020-02-12
Hao Huang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been awarded a 2020 Sloan Foundation Fellowship. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. More details and a list of this year's fellows may be found at https://sloan.org/fellowships/2020-Fellows

Hao works in the area of Discrete Math and Theoretical Computer Science. His website is at http://http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~hhuan30//

Congratulations, Hao!
Hao Huang’s work featured as one of Discover Magazines top science stories of 2019
news Published Date: 2020-01-09
The recent proof of the Sensitivity Conjecture by Hao Huang, Assistant Professor in Mathematics, is #28 in Discover Magazine's top science stories of 2019. The article, How A Mathematician Solved a Problem That Puzzled Computer Scientists for 30 Years, was published on December 23, 2019.

For further details, see "https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/how-a-mathematician-solved-a-problem-that-puzzled-computer-scientists-for