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September 2019
New Data Science Center
A Data Science Center led by Mathematics Department Professor Thomas Strohmer is one of four new centers to be created at UC Davis through the IMPACT initiative of the UC Davis Office of Research.
September 2019
NSF funds Data Science at UC Davis
Naoki Saito and co-PIs: Nina Amenta (CS); Chen-Nee Chuah (ECE); Thomas Lee (Stat), joined by 31 senior personnel coming from four departments (Computer Science; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Mathematics; and Statistics), were awarded an NSF grant titled "UC Davis TETRAPODS Institute of Data Science". The project is part of an NSF program called: "Harnessing the Data Revolution: Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science", one of ten "Big Ideas" programs . This institute will cross interdepartmental barriers to promote interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students in the four departments.
August 2019
UC Davis to host Workshop on Discrete Shapes, Sept 20-22
The Department will be hosting the Workshop on Geometric Methods for Analyzing Discrete Shapes starting Friday, September 20 through Sunday September 22, 2019. This workshop will discuss new methods for describing and comparing shapes, a key problem in image processing with many applications in medicine and biology.
April 2019
Thomases, Gorskiy, Rademacher, and Fuchs - Exploring the Frontiers of Mathematics
Becca Thomases, Eugene Gorskiy, Luis Rademacher, Elena Fuchs are featured in a story "Four Exploring the Frontiers of Mathematics" on the UC Davis Curiosity Website.
April 2019
Prof. De Loera named Fellow of SIAM
Jesus DeLoera has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his "contributions to discrete geometry and optimization, polynomial algebra, and mathematical software."
March 2019
Sam Fleischer featured in SIAM's Dynamical Systems Magazine
Graduate student Samuel Fleischer was selected as the student highlight for SIAM's Dynamical Systems Magazine. Fleischer was invited to write an article about his current work and the experiences that have shaped his career trajectory, including his motivations for supporting the community through AWM and other venues.
February 2019
Prof. Luli named 2019 Chancellor's Fellow
Chancellor Gary S. May has named the 2019 class of Chancellor’s Fellows, the university’s annual honors program recognizing associate professors for high achievement in the quality and excellence of research and teaching. Professor Luli shares this honor with 9 other promising faculty. He was chosen for "the transformational caliber of [his] work."
February 2019
Ed Tavernetti on the Beauty of Math at TEDx
Dr. Tavernetti describes the simplicity of math, some of the famous discoveries through the history of mathematics, as well as how math connects different fields. This talk has garnered over 125,000 views.
December 2018
Prof. Schilling named Fellow of AMS
Anne Schilling has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for her "contributions to algebraic combinatorics, combinatorial representation theory, and mathematical physics and for service to the profession."
July 2018
Math undergrad Nicholas Sherman chosen to compete for top prize in APS LeRoy Apker competition
Math and Physics major Nicholas Sherman has been named a Finalist in the APS LeRoy Apker Award competition. He will compete for the top prize in Washington DC on August 13. Being a finalist is considered an honor by itself. Nick wrote a senior thesis with Bruno Nachetergaele and will be continuing studies at UC Berkeley for a PhD in Physics.
July 2018
Dimofte receives NSF CAREER award for research, education, and outreach
Tudor Dan Dimofte, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate. The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program supports junior faculty who perform outstanding research, are excellent educators, and integrate outreach in their work.
April 2018
2018 Thurston Lectures will be presented by Prof. Thomas Hales May 9-11
The 2018 Thurston Lectures at the Mathematics Department will be presented by Prof. Thomas Hales. He will give three lectures, primarily on the way computers are helping, and changing, mathematical research, but with applications to classical problems in discrete geometry.
December 2017
Doing Without Dark Energy - Read more from Temple and Vogler
UC Davis News summarizes recent research by faculty Blake Temple and past graduate Dr. Zeke Vogler, as well as a regular visitor, Dr. Smoller. They provide an alternative to cosmic expansion or acceleration to dark matter.
December 2017
Our Department's newsletter is posted. Check out our year in review!
Read about how research on Quantum States has progressed; insight into budding research on Yang-Mills; and exactly what shape that sofa really ought to be!

Also, all the details on the Department in our year-in-review newsletter.
November 2017
SIAM Recent Graduate Student Feature, Shuyang Ling
Our Department's own Korana Burke, editor of SIAM's Dynamical Systems Online Magazine, wrote this graduate student feature on recent UC Davis math graduate Shuyang Ling. After Shuyang was awarded the SIAM Student Paper Prize in 2017, he has joined the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Data Sciences.
November 2017
Prof. Schwarz selected as 2018 Fellow of AMS
Professor Albert Schwarz has been selected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), for his contributions to mathematical physics. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.