Math Professor Receives CAREER NSF Award

Dedman College News Originally Posted: February 23, 2021 Grant project will involve students from all academic levels in wave turbulence research Dallas, TX -- Minh-Binh Tran, an assistant professor in the SMU Department of Mathematics recently received an NSF CAREER award. The grant is one of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious in support of early-career faculty who “have potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.” Tran’s NSF project will focus on wave turbulence and tackle challenges in the theory of nonlinear waves through the study of the associated wave turbulence theory. K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students will participate in research through youth conferences, summer school, relevant graduate courses and [...]

By | 2021-02-23T08:55:14-08:00 February 23rd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Math Professor Receives CAREER NSF Award

SMU Classes Resume, Virtual-only on Monday

SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur. Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order. We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports [...]

Alejandro Aceves Appointed to Committee on Science Policy

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 28, 2021  Alejandro Aceves, professor and chair of the SMU Department of Mathematics, has been appointed to the SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Committee on Science Policy.) According to SIAM.org: SIAM is committed to promoting the value of research in applied mathematics and in ensuring the application of high-quality research results to solving real world problems through industry, government, and other means to benefit society. Part of SIAM's role is to provide timely information to its membership regarding science policy and funding. SIAM also provides information to policy makers regarding issues of interest to its members when SIAM member's expertise offers something to contribute to the discussions. SIAM maintains links with several organizations whose role is to [...]

By | 2021-01-28T08:59:05-08:00 January 28th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Alejandro Aceves Appointed to Committee on Science Policy

Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 22, 2021 Four Dedman College students will participate in the upcoming "NSF Student Conference on COVID-19 Modelling" January 28-29, 2021. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) student conference website, the event “aims to highlight a broad range of interdisciplinary developments on understanding mechanisms behind COVID-19 dynamics.” Key session topics include COVID Data, Forecasting, and COVID Modelling: Mobility and Mitigation. The conference will showcase research from undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country as well as senior research experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Yale University. SMU is well represented at the conference. Students participating in talks and poster presentations include: Jonathan Lindbloom, a mathematics major, will present a poster entitled: "Bayesian SIR [...]

By | 2021-01-22T06:54:40-08:00 January 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling

Watch the December Commencement Convocation Live

December 19, 1pm: December Commencement Convocation - The ceremony will be in Ford Stadium at 1 p.m. for students and their guests. We encourage all others to join us online for the live broadcast.

SMU professor receives NSF grant to model transport of microscale respiratory droplets

December 4, 2020 Contact: Vladimir Ajaev, Principal Investigator, ajaev@smu.edu Vladimir Ajaev, Principal Investigator Dallas, TX - SMU Department of Mathematics professor Vladimir Ajaev has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop mathematical models describing the spread of diseases through tiny droplets formed in the respiratory airways. The project focus is on the transmission of tuberculosis however its broader societal impacts include potential applications to other infectious diseases such as influenza and COVID-19. “Infectious diseases transmitted by tiny droplets of respiratory fluids affect tens of millions of people worldwide. Better understanding of the mechanism of transmission of infections can lead to improvements in both treatment and protection strategies,” says Vladimir Ajaev, principal investigator. The project will include a multiscale framework that investigates the dynamics of an individual evaporating droplet [...]

By | 2020-12-07T06:40:50-08:00 December 4th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on SMU professor receives NSF grant to model transport of microscale respiratory droplets

Prevent the flu at SMU

SMU health officials urge students, faculty and staff to take preventive measures to protect their health against the flu. Because flu can spread by contact with people who are ill, SMU health officials recommend getting a flu shot when they become available. FREE flu vaccinations are available for all students starting September 21. For your safety, we will be administering shots at flu shot stations outside the Health Center. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! Getting a flu shot this year will be far more important than ever this year due to COVID-19. READ MORE

SMU COVID-19 Dashboard

SMU News SMU has a new COVID-19 dashboard. Please use this to stay informed about quarantine numbers and isolation capacity levels. https://blog.smu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/cases/  

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