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DMN Op-Ed: Fix redistricting bias and the nation might be able to reduce partisan gridlock

Dallas Morning News: As voters, we elect the people who represent us. If only that were completely true. Political gerrymandering, which courts have upheld as legal, allows politicians to pick their voters, in essence seeding districts with voters of like mind and creating safe districts that minimize competition, encourage elected officials to pay less attention […]

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SMU researchers say Texas lawmakers’ redistricting maps show clear bias toward Republicans

WFAA: Math for Unbiased Maps created 1.5 million random redistricting maps and none were as biased as the one lawmakers approved Researchers at Southern Methodist University say new congressional maps passed by Texas lawmakers are significantly biased and engineered to create a Republican advantage. Andrea Barreiro is an associate professor of mathematics at SMU and part of […]

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SMU team generated 1.5M district maps, but none were as gerrymandered as Texas’ pick

Dallas Morning News: A group of SMU mathematicians and one philosopher are using math to measure how biased voting district maps are in Texas. The group, called Math for Unbiased Maps in Texas, uses software that generates millions of maps to compare with proposed district maps, creating an opportunity for greater accountability in redistricting. Every […]

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Event: March 4-5, 2022 Finite Element Rodeo

Dedman College News The SMU Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that it will host the 2022 Finite Element Rodeo March 4-5. The event brings together researchers and students interested in the implementation and theory of finite element methods for various applications. Learn more and register here: https://people.smu.edu/sxu/2022-smu-fe-rodeo/ 

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Event: October 28, Clements Scientific Computing Seminar

Time: 3:45pm, Thursday, October 28, 2021 Venue: Clements Hall 126 Title: Direct solvers for elliptic PDEs Speaker: Gunnar Martinsson, Oden Institute, UT Austin Abstract: That the linear systems arising upon the discretization of elliptic PDEs can be solved efficiently is well-known, and iterative solvers that often attain linear complexity (multigrid, Krylov methods, etc) have proven […]

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SMU-RTG Selected to Present at American Mathematical Society Conference

Dedman College News Originally Posted: September 29, 2021 Southern Methodist University Research Training Group (SMU-RTG) Principal Investigator and Department of Mathematics professor Alejandro Aceves will present at the annual American Mathematical Society Committee on Education conference October 1. The presentation will highlight the activities and accomplishments of SMU-RTG Fellows. The SMU Department of Mathematics was awarded a […]

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Event: Oct. 7, Clements Scientific Computing Seminar

Time: 3:45pm, Thursday, October 7, 2021 Location: Zoom link: https://smu.zoom.us/j/5120043096?pwd=TmR4NE8yUzdLbmtyYzlUellGSjJ4dz09 Passcode: caimeeting, zoom meeting id 512 004 3096 Title: Revisiting the Classical Least-Squares Formulation for Computational Learning and Inversion Speaker: Kui Ren, Department of Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics, Columbia University Abstract: The classical least-squares formulation has provided a successful framework for the computational solutions […]

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A remembrance of Math Emeritus Prof. Ian Gladwell 1944-2021

Source: Nick Higham Originally Posted: June 24, 2021 READ MORE Ian Gladwell passed away on May 23, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1944. He did his secondary education at Thornleigh College, Bolton and was an undergraduate at Hertford College, University of Oxford, from where he graduated with […]

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SMU Student Researcher Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

SMU News Originally Posted: May 4, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Carefully nurturing the cancer cells she uses in SMU biology professor Pia Vogel’s research lab is routine for SMU junior Gabrielle Gard, who has been working in sophisticated research labs since she was a junior in high school. Her dogged pursuit of hands-on research is […]

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Congratulations to Alejandro Aceves, 2021 SIAM Fellow

SIAM News Originally Posted: March 31, 2021 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Announces Class of 2021 Fellows Alejandro Aceves, professor and chair of the SMU Department of Mathematics, was selected as one of 28 esteemed members of the 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows. These distinguished members were nominated for their exemplary research as well […]