SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 17, 2018 The SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address was given by Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, senior advisor to the provost, associate professor of Organizational Communications Studies, and adjunct professor of Homiletics, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/_gxbpFpzAUc    

SMU Research Day 2018

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 15, 2018 https://youtu.be/xok6MaHgFGY    

Animations that are true to life

UC Merced UC Merced News highlighted Department of Mathematics visiting assistant professor, Vu Thai Luan's research collaboration. Professor Luan is developing computational tools that will allow animators to produce the next generation of true-to-life simulations. Imagine going to see the latest Pixar movie. You’re sitting in the theater enjoying the film, when you begin to notice the astounding level of detail in the animation. On screen, water is rippling and leaves are flittering with an almost uncanny realism. It’s art imitating life with incredible verisimilitude, and it makes you wonder how the animators are able to pull off such lifelike effects. The answer, at least in part, lies in mathematics. With support from the National Science Foundation, UC Merced professor Mayya Tokman and her collaborators — professor Dominik Michels of [...]

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Congrats to the 2018 Research Day Winners

SMU Graduate Studies: Research Day A list of Dedman College winners can be found below. For the complete winners list CLICK HERE. To download Research Day abstracts CLICK HERE . 2018 Poster Session Winners Department Award Author Anthropology Dean's Award Megan Bartrum Biology Dean's Award (split) Aditi Malu Biology Dean's Award (split) Amila Nanayakkara Biology Du Xin Award Lauren Ammerman Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Caleb Bunton Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Jian Cao Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Niraj Verma Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Hongyu Zhou Earth Sciences Dean's Award Yusuf Eshqi Molan Economics Dean's Award Priyanka Chakraborty Mathematics Dean's Award Jennifer Swenson Psychology Dean's Award Chelsea Carson Psychology Dean's Award Margaret Sala Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Ryan McShane Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Xiaojie Xhu   2018 Three Minute [...]

Event: April 5, Mathematics Department Colloqium: Miguel Zapata

Date: April 5, 2018 Time: 3:45-4:45 pm Location: 126 Clements Hall A 3D free-surface model using an unstructured finite-volume technique. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars    

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to address SMU students during 103rd Commencement May 19

SMU News Originally Posted: March 21, 2018 Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, will be the featured speaker during SMU’s 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in Moody Coliseum. Since rising to the position of CEO in 2007, Stephenson has guided AT&T through a number of major milestones, including the ongoing acquisition of Time Warner, the 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV, and the purchase of Mexican wireless companies to create a North American network. Stephenson also has led AT&T’s breakthrough “It Can Wait” campaign – an awareness program educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The program has amassed more than 19 million pledges of support. “We are honored to have a pioneering business and technology leader [...]

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A message from President Turner on free speech and civil discourse

READ MORE Originally Posted: March 20, 2018 SMU has always been a place where ideas are openly shared, examined and discussed. We value civil debate and meaningful dialogue that leads to discovery. We are firmly committed to the bedrock principle of freedom of expression. At the same time, this University is dedicated to maintaining an educational environment that is inclusive and welcoming. SMU consists of individuals of different races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and political and social identities. In this diverse and culturally complex community, one of our foundational values is sincere regard and respect for one another. I understand that commitments to freedom of speech and an inclusive environment can come into conflict, raising challenging and important questions for our community, [...]

Event: March, 22 SIAM SMU/UTD student chapter colloquium

Date: March 22, 2018 Location: 126 Clements Hall Colloquium: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Coffee: 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Below is the information on our upcoming colloquium given by Dr. Jack Xin If you would like to meet with Dr. Jack Xin please sign up using the wiki page:  https://wiki.smu.edu/display/MathSeminarWiki/Jack+Xin%2C+Department+of+Mathematics%2C+UC+Irvine "Non-convex Relaxation Methods in Data Science" Dr. Jack Xin  Department of Mathematics UC Irvine Constraints with discrete characters appear broadly in data science problems, such as sparsity in compressed sensing and low bit precision weights in deep learning.  Even though it is possible to impose hard constraints, their continuous non-convex relaxations can be more effective, and readily integrated with various descent methods in unconstrained settings. We show examples in sparse signal recovery by L1 norm based non-convex penalties, and image classification of quantized [...]

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SMU mathematics professor volunteers time and leadership at national and international scientific conferences

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 14, 2018 SMU, Faculty, Dedman School of Humanities, Mathematics, Ajaev, Vladimir, PhD As part of his service to the scientific community, Vladimir Ajaev, SMU professor of mathematics was involved in organization of several conferences. He was a member of the Organizing Committee for the Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Mechanics (BIFD-2017) Meeting in Houston, TX (July 2017), Co-Chair of the International School of Young Scientists 'Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer' in Novosibirsk, Russia (September 2017), and a Scientific Committee Member for IPHT-2017 Conference in Xi'an, China (July, 2017). In January 2017, Ajaev was elected Vice Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Micro-and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer. This highly respected conference, founded by E. Wang from MIT, [...]

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