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Data Science course on privacy and fairness
“Many decisions now are done by automated systems and the question is, how fair is this?” Thomas Strohmer asks. Strohmer has been teaching a MAT 280 topics course entitled “Fairness, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Machine Learning.” The course, aimed at graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, aims to instill an understanding of the responsibilities involved in the collection and use of big data in the next generation of technologists. Students in the course express their appreciation for the knowledge gained and Strohmer plans to teach the course again in two years.
Professor Wein awarded Sloan Fellowship
Professor Alexander Wein has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for 2023. This prestigious fellowship is awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to 125 early-career scholars representing the most promising scientific researchers working today. Professor Wein will receive $75,000, to be spent over a two-year term in support of his research.
Prof. Schilling to deliver Noether Lecture at JMM 2024
The Association for Women in Mathematics and the American Mathematical Society are pleased to announce that Anne Schilling, Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Davis, will be the 2024 AWM-AMS Emmy Noether Lecturer. The Noether Lecture will be delivered at the Joint Mathematics meetings, to be held in San Francisco from January 3 – 6, 2024.
AWM established the Emmy Noether Lectures in 1980 to honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences. In April 2013, the lecture was renamed "AWM-AMS Noether Lecture" and in 2015 was jointly sponsored by AWM and AMS. Schilling was recommended for this award by a joint selection committee (William Goldman, Rachel Kuske (Chair), Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, and Emily Riehl).
Please join AWM and AMS for the JMM 2024 in San Francisco.
Prof. Schilling interviewed by ECA
Volumes of the Journal Enumerative Combinatorics and Applications (ECA) include interviews of high profile combinatoric mathematicians. The most recent Interview #S3I5, in volume ECA 3:2 (2023), features our very own Professor Anne Schilling. We recommend perusing this interview for its educational value and for the joy it exudes. Congratulations to Anne on being selected for this honor!