Event Date: February 20 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html
Event Date: February 13 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Dynamical Systems Acivity Group electronic magazine Originally Posted: Feb. 7, 2019 Richard Haberman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1978-2015 We are very sad to have to report that Richard Haberman passed away on December 31, 2018. Richard (Rich) was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1945, and grew up on Long Island. He received his BS (1967) and PhD (1971) at MIT. After a postdoc at UC San Diego and stints at Rutgers and The Ohio State, Rich spent the bulk of his career at Southern Methodist University (SMU). During his time as a graduate student, he met Mark Ablowitz, both of whom had the same advisor David Benney. Rich and Mark established a strong friendship that lasted [...]
Event: November 14, Math Colloquium: Difference-of-convex Learning: optimization with nonconvex sparsity functions.
Event Date: November 14 Location: 126 Clements Hall Time: 3:30 PM Miju Ahn Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems (EMIS), Lyle School of Engineering, SMU Sparse learning involves building a robust and efficient model by incorporating sprasity functions in the optimization formulation to select significant variables to serve in the model. The first part of this talk emphasizes on a bi-criteria Lagrangian formulation. In the second part, we introduce a new system of constraints called affine sparsity constraints (ASCs) defined by a discrete sparsity function.
Date: November 2, 2018 Location: Department of Mathematics, SMU Room: 126 Clements Hall Time: 3:30pm Alain Bensoussan, Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas Biosketch: Alain Bensoussan was a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (X1960) and doctor of mathematical sciences from the Faculty of Sciences of Paris under the direction of Jacques-Louis Lions. For more information contact: Minh-Binh Tran, firstname.lastname@example.org
A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.
Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: August 28, 2018 Public May Not Trust Higher Ed, but Employers Do A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts. Though public support for higher education seems to be waning, this skepticism doesn’t appear to extend to potential employers, who say they still have faith in colleges and universities, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. But while executives and hiring managers believe that institutions are teaching graduates the skills needed for entry-level jobs, they reported that students usually aren’t ready to be promoted. AAC&U commissioned the Washington, D.C.-based Hart Research Associates to survey two groups: 500 or so business [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: May 23, 2018 Congratulations to Adrienn Sánta ‘18 who left SMU with two bachelor’s degrees – one in mechanical engineering from the Lyle School of Engineering and another in math from Dedman College of Humanities and Science. Championship swimming skills and a certain fearlessness brought Adrienn Sánta from a small town in Hungary to Dallas and SMU, but it’s a little mobile greenhouse called “Evie” that has helped her find her passion. Adrienn grew up in the 2000-year-old town of Pecs in southwest Hungary, near the border with Croatia. She started swimming at 4, and was doing so competitively by the time she was 8. And she was good – very good – ultimately winning both Hungarian and Croatian national championships. “Honestly, [...]
SMU Professors Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Award to Build a Dallas Area Mathematics Teacher Pipeline
Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 22, 2018 Congratulations to SMU Professors Annie Wilhelm and Scott Norris who recently received a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship capacity-building grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Wilhelm and Dr. Norris's project focuses on recruiting and preparing local Dallas area mathematics teachers for placement in high-need schools within the Dallas Independent School District. "This is an exciting opportunity for SMU to serve and strengthen its connection with the surrounding Dallas community, by helping to fill the need for secondary mathematics teachers in the Dallas area,” says Wilhelm and Norris. Wilhelm is an Assistant Professor in Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Norris is an Associate Professor in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, [...]
If you are looking for May Commencement information click here. Schedule of events Commencement Speaker Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 103rd Commencement Weekend, May 18 and 19, 2018. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association with SMU as alumni. On Saturday [...]