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2013 Steen Gravitt scholarships

Alexa Kaplan and Jessica Zaret are the recipients of the 2013 Steen Gravitt scholarship. They are graduating form the Department in 2014. See the pictures from the presentation by Professors Zhu and Plotnick in Spring 2013!

 

Third Maheshwari Colloquium

On Friday, April 11, 2013, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany will host its third Maheshwari Colloquium, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, ’83. The speaker will be Ronald G. Douglas from Texas A&M University.

2013-2014 hiring plans: two new positions in Data Analytics

The department is happy to announce approval and the beginning of the hiring process for two new tenure-track positions in Data Analytics starting in the Fall of 2014. For details please refer to the full announcement. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014.

Second Maheshwari Colloquium

On Friday, April 12, 2013, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany will host its second Maheshwari Colloquium, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, ’83.
The speaker will be Richard P. Stanleyfrom Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the title of his lecture will be "Alternating Permutations." The colloquium will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the D’Ambra Auditorium of the Life Sciences Research Building (directions).
Refreshments will be served from 2:45 p.m. For more information, please visit the Maheshwari Colloquium web page.

The Performing Arts Center and Department of Mathematics

have teamed up to bring writer, performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari to campus for a performance of “Truth Values: One Woman’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze” on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30pm.  A former Ph.D. student in Math at M.I.T., De Cari’s 75-minute solo show is a humorous, scathing, insightful and ultimately uplifting true-life tale of the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Read more here.

Inaugural Maheshwari Colloquium

On Friday, April 20, 2012, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will inaugurate the Maheshwari Colloquium, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, ’83.

The speaker will be Michael J. Hopkins from Harvard University. The title of his lecture is "Symmetry, Homotopy, and Smooth Manifolds".

The colloquium will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Center 4.
Refreshments will be served from 2:45 p.m. For more information, please visit the Maheshwari Colloquium web page.

The Performing Arts Center and Department of Mathematics

have teamed up to bring writer, performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari to campus for a performance of “Truth Values: One Woman’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze” on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30pm.  A former Ph.D. student in Math at M.I.T., De Cari’s 75-minute solo show is a humorous, scathing, insightful and ultimately uplifting true-life tale of the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Read more here.

Pi Day 2011

is commemorated on March 14, or 3.14, Pi's approximate value. Common celebrations involve discussions of mathematics over a slice of pie. In this Q&A article UAlbany Professor of Mathematics Cristian Lenart discusses the history of Pi, why Pi is important in mathematics, and how the number is relevant to society. Pie and Coffee in the Faculty Lounge at 2:15pm.

Mathematics and Statistics Departmental Colloquium Series endowed

On Friday, October 10, 2010, the College of Arts and Sciences welcomed back Raj Maheshwari, a 1983 graduate of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  Mr. Maheshwari recently endowed a colloquium series in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in honor of his parents, Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari.  Mr. Maheshwari visited the campus along with family and friends to take part in a ceremony recognizing his generosity.  His parents traveled from India for the event while others came from Spain and England to share in the celebration.

 

Ivana Alexandrova began her appointment as Assistant Professor in the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics in January 2011.  

Ivana Alexandrova began her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in January 2011. Born and raised in Bulgaria, she earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving her doctorate, she was a posdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto for two years before accepting a tenure track position at East Carolina University prior to joining our faculty. While at East Carolina University she has also held invited and visiting positions at Universite de Paris - Sud and Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in France and the University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Alexandrova's research interests lie at the interesection of mathematical physics and partial differential equations, more specifically, in the areas of scattering theory, semi-classical analysis, and the Aharonov-Bohm effect.

Marco Varisco began his appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in September 2010 .  

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, he earned a Master's degree from the Università degli Studi di Milano and a Ph.D. from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany. After receiving his doctorate and before joining our faculty he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Binghamton University, SUNY. Dr. Varisco's research interests are in topology, and more specifically in algebraic and geometric topology and algebraic K-theory, branches of modern theoretical mathematics at the intersection of geometry and algebra.

  • Professor Lindsay N. Childs is featured as one of three distinguished researchers on our campus.

    Lindsay N. Childs was recently named a Collins Fellow, see the news item below. In 2002 Childs won the University's President's Award for Excellence in Research.

  • Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Keene State College

    April 17, 2010

    Scott Sidoli, a graduating senior from our department, gave a talk at this conference for undergaduate students which is a regional annual event. Here is the description of his experience in his own words:

    "At first I felt nervous about presenting my senior thesis to strangers, most of whom would be math majors. But upon registration at Keene State College, the hosting institution, I could immediately feel that I was in a relaxing and confortable environment. I met so many math majors from so many other schools and was able to truly get a sense for the sort of research that was being done at the undergraduate level. I was able to find people my age who were actually doing research in areas similar to mine, which allowed for us to discuss our research with each other. This might not seem like such a big deal, but other than the professor you are working with and other math majors with the same concentration as you, it is very difficult to find people to bounce ideas off of and have them actually understand what you are talking about. Finding that I had entered into a mathematical arena where there were so many intriguing and original ideas getting exchanged, I really got the feeling that this was what it was like for professors when they attend conferences. I attended talks on applied mathematics (specifically mathematical modelling), and talks on areas of abstract algebra, the latter being the panel that I was presenting for. I cannot tell you how rewarding it feels to have my research looked at by colleagues my own age and to then have to field
    questions. It allowed me to actually feel like a professor, which is something that I aspire to become. It was one of the most fulfilling experiences that I have had as an undergraduate math major here at SUNY, and would certainly recommend future students to attend, even if they aren't presenting."

 

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships in Mathematics

The SUNY Albany Graduate Program in Mathematics has been awarded a GAANN grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will provide generous three year graduate fellowships for Ph.D. students in Mathematics from 2010 to 2012. All qualified applicants will be considered for GAANN Fellowships.

 

Recent Advances in Function Related Operator Theory

Rincon, Puerto Rico, March 22 - 26, 2010

 

Lindsay N. Childs named a Collins Fellow

Lindsay N. Childs, a much-loved mentor of students and an internationally recognized expert in algebraic field theory, has been named a Collins Fellow.

The award, named for former UAlbany President Evan Revere Collins, recognizes senior teaching faculty who have shown "extraordinary devotion to the University and the people in it over a sustained period of time." Collins was president from 1949 to 1969.