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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-RTG fellows stay busy over the summer

Dedman College News: The SMU Department of Mathematics launched an NSF funded Research Training Group program (SMU-RTG) in 2019 which aims to nurture research interaction between faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. The program has grown significantly over the years and currently supports eleven graduate and postdoctoral fellows. Here are some SMU-RTG fellow summer […]

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Event: May 4, Math-RTG Day sponsored by the Department of Mathematics

Date: May 4, 2022 Time: 9:30am-4pm Location: Clements Hall 126 The Math Department will have its first in person Math-RTG day on Wednesday, May 4. The event will showcase work from RTG Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows, supported by the NSF Research Training Grant entitled: “Modeling and computations for complex systems at SMU.”  Join us in Clements […]

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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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Faculty Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to the following faculty: Ken Hamilton: Living Legacy Award. At its annual meeting and virtual conference, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (the founders of Black History Month), presented Ken Hamilton with a Living Legacy Award. Priscilla Lui: Early career award and invited talk. Priscilla Lui (Psychology) was awarded […]

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Alejandro Aceves Appointed to Committee on Science Policy

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 28, 2021  Alejandro Aceves, professor and chair of the SMU Department of Mathematics, has been appointed to the SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Committee on Science Policy.) According to SIAM.org: SIAM is committed to promoting the value of research in applied mathematics and in ensuring the application […]

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Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 22, 2021 Four Dedman College students will participate in the upcoming “NSF Student Conference on COVID-19 Modelling” January 28-29, 2021. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) student conference website, the event “aims to highlight a broad range of interdisciplinary developments on understanding mechanisms behind COVID-19 dynamics.” Key session […]

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SMU mathematics major ranks in 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

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 […]

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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 […]