Recent SMU PhD student in Computational and Applied Mathematics joins Columbia University on a prestigious Junior faculty position

Columbia University in the City of New York Originally Posted: July 1, 2020 The APAM Department is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Lu Zhang as the Ju Tang Chu and Wu Ping Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics Lu Zhang’s research interests are in the area of numerical and theoretic analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) and applied mathematics in general. In particular, she focuses on developing high order discontinuous Galerkin methods in studying various PDEs with physical and biological backgrounds, such as advective wave equations, semi-linear wave equations, chemotaxis models, population dynamics models, etc. PDEs serve as the basic languages that describe the spatial-temporal dynamics of the phenomena within the physical and biological sciences. The challenges brought by the structural complexity and [...]

By | 2020-08-11T08:13:10-07:00 August 11th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Recent SMU PhD student in Computational and Applied Mathematics joins Columbia University on a prestigious Junior faculty position

Congratulations Lu Zhang

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 !

By | 2020-01-31T07:20:50-08:00 January 28th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Congratulations Lu Zhang

SIAM News article on the 2019 Siam-Texas/Louisiana conference hosted by SMU

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, [...]

By | 2020-01-27T18:42:55-08:00 January 27th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on SIAM News article on the 2019 Siam-Texas/Louisiana conference hosted by SMU

Sept. 11: NSF-RTG and Department of Mathematics Research Colloquium

  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 [...]

By | 2019-09-04T07:31:35-07:00 September 4th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Sept. 11: NSF-RTG and Department of Mathematics Research Colloquium

SMU Mathematics Department Hosts: 2nd Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section

Dates: November 1 - November 3, 2019 Location: Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section and the Department of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be hosting the 2 nd Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section November 1 - November 3, 2019. The conference site is Southern Methodist University. Learn more: http://faculty.smu.edu/sxu/SIAMTXLA19/index.html 

By | 2019-07-29T09:43:22-07:00 July 29th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Mathematics|Comments Off on SMU Mathematics Department Hosts: 2nd Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section

Mathematics Professor and Chair Alejandro Aceves Meets With Vice President of Research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Germany

Dedman College News Originally Posted: July 9, 2019 While visiting the Max Planck Institute for the Science in Erlangen, Germany, Alejandro Aceves stopped by the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg to meet with Dr. Günter Leugering. Aceves and Leugering discussed common research initiatives between FAU and SMU including Data Science and Machine Learning. Pictured: Department of Mathematics Professor and Chair, Alejandro Aceves with Dr. Günter Leugering, Department of Mathematics Professor and Vice President for research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU).

By | 2019-07-09T08:23:21-07:00 July 9th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Mathematics Professor and Chair Alejandro Aceves Meets With Vice President of Research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Germany

Cancelled. New DCII on Machine Learning lead by Math Faculty

SMU Interdisciplinary Institute Cluster on Machine Learning and Control Theory Event Date: April 19 Time: 3:30pm Organizers: Minh-Binh Tran, Alejandro Aceves, Chul Moon Brief Description: Multilayer neural networks have been shown to be the most powerful models in machine learning. However, the fundamental reasons for this success remains not well understood and for that it will require mathematical tools and expertise. One of the most important mathematical tools that can be used to study neural networks is Control/Mean Field theory that deals with the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs, and how their behavior is modified by feedback. By this cluster, we would like to create a forum for faculties and researchers at regional universities and companies working on this important topic. READ MORE

By | 2020-03-23T14:51:32-07:00 April 19th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Cancelled. New DCII on Machine Learning lead by Math Faculty

Event: March 6, ManeFrame II (M2) Introduction

Event Date: March 6 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  

By | 2019-01-23T14:13:34-08:00 March 4th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: March 6, ManeFrame II (M2) Introduction

Event: Feb. 27, ManeFrame II Open Help Session

Event Date: February 27 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  

By | 2019-01-23T14:10:21-08:00 February 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 27, ManeFrame II Open Help Session
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