Mathematics and Statistics News


Brice, Byaly, Clontz, and Sarver competed in the Smart City Hackathon

Brice, Byaly, Clontz, and Sarver competed in the Smart City Hackathon


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Perry and Holmes win teaching awards

Perry and Holmes win teaching awards


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Nguelifack accepts assistant professor position

Brice Nguelifack, Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position offer in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Naval Academy.


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Abebe promoted to full professorship

Abebe promoted to full professorship


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Kuperberg and Zeng granted Professional Improvement Leave

Kuperberg and Zeng granted Professional Improvement Leave


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Nguelifack accepts a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Mathematics at the US Naval Academy

Nguelifack accepts a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Mathematics at the US Naval Academy


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Luke Oeding SIAM

Luke Oeding SIAM


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Auburn University program promotes worldwide mathematical research in southern Africa

In 2009, Overtoun Jenda, associate provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, attended a conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, held by the Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA). As the only representative from the United States, Jenda made a promise that he would increase the presence of American mathematical research in Africa, and capitalize on an opportunity to create U.S.-Africa collaboration through Auburn University and SAMSA. When he returned to Auburn, Jenda, along with Ash Abebe, A.J. Meir and Peter Johnson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, together with southern Africa mathematicians, began to brainstorm and developed what would become the Masamu Program, meaning mathematics in the southern African region.


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Former COSAM student meets with top scientists to discuss future of veteran rehabilitation

Joshua Jarrell, a 2005 graduate in applied mathematics and a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, was selected to meet with top scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio to discuss the future of prosthetic technology, amputee care and soldier rehabilitation. The Center for the Intrepid is a facility designed to aid wounded service members with severe extremity injuries, burns and amputations.


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Whitley receives 2014 Andrew C. Connor Memorial Award

Mary Elizabeth Whitley, a senior in applied mathematics, is the recipient of the 2014 Andrew C. Connor Memorial Award.


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Billor selected Outstanding Teacher of Graduate Students

Professor Nedret Billor is the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of Graduate Students Award given by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The award recognizes a faculty member who provides outstanding graduate level instruction in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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Rodger gives Christie Lecture

Chris Rodger, the Don Logan Endowed Chair of Mathematics, recently gave the Christie Lecture at the Northeastern Section of the Mathematics Association of America. The Christie Lecture was introduced by the Northeastern Section in 1979 to honor Dan Christie of Bowdoin College. He was one of the founding fathers of the section, serving two terms as chair and one as governor.


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