The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Assistant Professor Thomas Koberda as a Sloan Research Fellow for 2017, an honor awarded to 126 early-career scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada. Only 20 were given nation-wide to mathematicians. The two-year, $60,000 fellowships are awarded to scientists "in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field," according to the organization's website. Researchers are considered based on nominations, and then selected by an independent panel of senior scientists.
The Seminar on Stochastic Processes (SSP) in 2017 will be held from Wednesday, March 8, through Saturday, March 11. It will be hosted by the University of Virginia. Conference webpage.
The organizers gratefully acknowledge financial support for the conference from the National Science Foundation and the Chung family.
For general information about this conference series please visit the main homepage for the Seminar on Stochastic Processes.
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for several positions.
Presenting the third issue of the Department newsletter: 2016 Virginia Math Bulletin.
We are happy to announce that the department of mathematics’ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for 2015-16 has been awarded to Xiang Wan. As winner of the departmental award, Xiang was nominated to compete for a University-wide award, and was selected as one of the top 15 of a very accomplished group of teachers. He was presented with a Jefferson Cup in honor of his achievement.
The department also recognizes two graduate teaching assistants with Honorable Mentions for our teaching award: they are Peter Bonventre and Jonathan Simone. All three of these outstanding GTAs will receive recognition and a cash prize at this year’s graduation ceremony.
Congratulations to Xiang, Peter, and Jon!
In 2016, the Final Exercises ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 21 with the department graduation ceremonies following that afternoon. The fair-, inclement-, and severe-weather ceremony sites for Mathematics will be: