Ralph Smith Wins ASME Award
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has named Ralph Smith the 2016 winner of its Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Award. Professor Smith was selected "for extraordinary contributions in the development of smart materials and adaptive structures through constitutive model development, modeling and nonlinear control, and uncertainty analysis; and for modeling research that has been validated across a broad range of smart materials." The award will be presented at the Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems in Stowe, Vermont, September 2830.
Conference Celebrates the Research of Professor Kaltofen
The
Milestones in Computer Algebra 2016 Conference, held July 1618
at the University of Waterloo, celebrated the research of
Professor Erich Kaltofen. Among 64 registrants, 35 spoke at
the conference, including five invited speakers who surveyed
Kaltofen's work in symbolic computation.
Kaltofen's lecture "Remembrance of Things Past'' described
scientific correspondence with Robert McNaughton on
theoretical computer science, Hans Zassenhaus on polynomial
factorization, and David G. Cantor on Jacobians of
hyperelliptic curves. The conference was funded by
the Fields Institute in Toronto, the University of Waterloo,
and the Maplesoft corporation, which presented Kaltofen with
a model Gomboc,
whose existence was proved with the help of the Maple
software. The photo shows Kaltofen and his wife with eight of
his graduate students: from left to right: Markus Hitz (Ph.D.
1998, RPI), John May (Ph.D. 2005, NC State), Gregory Imirzian (MS
1986, RPI), George Yuhasz (Ph.D. 2009, NC State), Erich and Hoang
Kaltofen, Cleveland Waddell (Ph.D. in progress, NC State),
WenShin Lee (Ph.D. 2001, NC State), Austin Lobo (Ph.D. 1995, RPI),
Y. N. Lakshman (Ph.D. 1990, RPI).
Waddell Wins Best Algorithm Award Mathematics graduate student Cleveland Waddell won the Angela E. Grant Poster Award for Best Algorithm at the 22nd Conference for AfricanAmerican Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, held at Princeton University from June 15 to 18. His poster presented a generalization of the WelchBerlekamp algorithm for decoding and errorcorrection. The photo shows Waddell with the sister and mother of the late Dr. Grant, a mathematician at Northwestern University. Waddell's Ph.D. advisor is Erich Kaltofen.
NC State Grad Robert Bryant's Journey from Harnett County to AMS President
Robert Bryant, who grew up on a farm in Harnett County, did his undergraduate work at NC State, and is today president of the American Mathematical Society, discusses his upbringing and his personal and professional journey in an interview in the JuneJuly issue of the Notices of the AMS. The photo shows Robert and his brothers and sisters dressed for church in 1964. Robert is wearing the red bow tie.
The End of Harrelson Hall
Harrelson Hall, home of the mathematics department from 1961 to 2009, is currently being demolished, to be replaced, for now, with a landscaped garden. Two news stories, one from the College of Sciences and one from NC State News, recount the building's history.
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SAS Hall, Home of the Mathematics and Statistics Departments
The Mathematics and Statistics Departments moved into stateoftheart SAS Hall in May 2009. An article in the College of Sciences magazine SCOPE tells how the new building is changing life in the two departments.The story behind SAS hall is here. More SAS Hall photos here. Photos by Ted Branoff of SAS Hall under construction are here.
NC State Mathematics Graduation
The Math Graduation Ceremony for Spring 2016 was held on Friday, May 6th at 3:00 pm in 2203 SAS Hall. Pictures, presentation, program and video are posted here.
Special Events
Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time Tuesday September 27, 2016 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM SAS 2203 Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University
Today's Events (08302016)
Symbolic Computation Seminar Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM in SAS 4201 Michael Singer, NC State Finite automata, automatic sets, and difference equations
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