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Melanie Matchett Wood Awarded Sloan Fellowship

Melanie Wood has been awarded a Sloan Fellowship for 2015.  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.

Gurevich chosen as Vilas Associate

Shamgar Gurevich was selected as a Vilas Associate. This competition recognizes new and on-going research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Research Committees on the basis of a detailed proposal.  

Shamgar would like to thank his Ph.D. students David Dynerman and Jeff Poskin who helped greatly with the writing of the grant proposal.


Roch Selected as Kavli Fellow

Sebastian Roch was selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and was invited to participate in the annual Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium, sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences, which brings together 50 early-career scientists across scientific disciplines to discuss exciting advances in a broad range of topics.

Big Data and its impact on business

Jordan Ellenberg discusses Big Data and its impact on business in this Wisconsin Institute for Discovery video short.

Jordan spoke at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Antonio, TX as the MAA-AMS Invited Address on January 10, 2015.

Understanding our modern power structures

Michael C. Ferris spoke on the Mathematical Moments podcast offered by the American Mathematics Society on smart grids and the mathematical models involved in understanding our modern power structures.


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