Updates on Coronavirus Ongoing updates from SMU including travel advisory. SMU has been closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) that began in China and has now sparked outbreaks around the world. Read more updates here. OIT Resources: Keep Learning: https://www.smu.edu/OIT/AcademicTech/Keep-Learning Keep Teaching: https://www.smu.edu/OIT/AcademicTech/Keep-Teaching Keep Working: https://www.smu.edu/OIT/AcademicTech/Keep-Teaching/Keep-Working Dedman College resources: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Resources/Faculty-Staff/RemoteResources
SMU News Originally Posted: March 20, 2020 Dear SMU Community, Each day we evaluate the challenging issues created by COVID-19 and work diligently to make the best possible decisions for all of us. To align with declarations from federal, state and Dallas County health authorities, SMU is moving all classes online for the remainder of the spring semester. We also are reducing even further the number of people working on campus. Effective Monday, March 23, the University moves to essential personnel only status until April 3. Employees will be contacted directly by their appropriate vice president or athletics director with guidance on their individual units’ operating plans. All faculty and staff, whether salaried or hourly, will continue to be paid during this period. Please remember to report your [...]
SMU NEWS Originally Posted: March 12, 2020 READ THE FULL LETTER HERE Dear SMU community, Due to rapidly changing issues related to the spread of Coronavirus, SMU will move students from classrooms to online instruction for the first two weeks following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23. The University is requesting that as many students as is possible leave the residence halls during Spring Break and remain home until April 5, as we expect normal operations to resume on April 6. International and other students who need to remain living in the residence halls should formally request approval from the Office of Residence Life and Student Housing to stay on campus. RLSH will send a message directly to residents containing additional information outlining the process. The campus [...]
Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 9, 2020 Congratulations to SMU mathematics major Phuoc Dinh Le who participated in the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and ranked 143 out of 3,428 -- higher than 96% of all Putnam participants. Read the full announcement. About the Putnam Competition The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. The Putnam Competition takes place annually on the first Saturday of December. The competition consists of two 3-hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During each session, participants work individually on 6 challenging mathematical problems. The Putnam began in 1938 as a competition between mathematics departments at colleges and universities. Now the competition has [...]
Announcement: The Department of Mathematics wishes to congratulate Lu Zhang who has accepted a position at Columbia University. Lu's research is on the numerical studies of wave propagation phenomena and has worked under the supervision of Prof. Tom Hagstrom. Beginning in Fall 2020, she will be the Ju Tang Chu and Wu Ping Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. Well done Lu !
SIAM News Originally Posted: Jan. 27, 2020 The SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section held its second annual meeting jointly with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Department of Mathematics in Dallas, Texas, last November. SIAM contributions—along with two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—helped support the conference and enabled the attendance of students and early career mathematicians. The meeting attracted over 200 attendees, largely from Texas and Louisiana. Topics spanned a wide variety of fields, ranging from imaging to geometry — with two “tracks” devoted to applications of topology and machine learning. The conference consisted of nearly 40 minisymposia, an undergraduate session, and a poster session with over 30 posters (including those from undergraduate participants). A panel also focused on the future of applied mathematics in business, industry, [...]
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Opportunities for student collaborations with UTSW Neuroscience Julian Meeks, Brad Pfeiffer, and Wei Xu Department of Neuroscience University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Abstract: Starting this year, an NSF RTG (Research Training Grant) will fund the development of three vertically-integrated research training groups, each of which partners SMU mathematicians with scientists in other disciplines. The group Computation-enabled investigations into circuits and cognition will partner SMU mathematicians with experimental neuroscientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center. There will be opportunities for both grad students and undergrads to collaborate with our partner labs. Today, the principal investigators will introduce their labs. The Meeks Lab studies the neurobiology of olfaction (the sense of smell). We study the encoding, decoding, and physiological impacts of pheromones using [...]
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