NC State Ph.D.’s Startup Impresses at RSA Conference
Cybersecurity startup Enveil, led by NC State math Ph.D. Ellison Anne Williams, was named runner-up among over 300 startups competing in the 2017 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest. Enveil was cited for its method of performing tasks on encrypted data without having to decrypt, thus avoiding an interface that is vulnerable to attack. Founded in summer 2016, Enveil is the youngest company ever to compete in the RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox. The annual RSA Conference held in San Francisco is considered the world’s premier information security conference. Williams was a senior researcher at the National Security Agency and a senior scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab before starting Enveil.
Lloyd named Drexel Professor
The College of Sciences has named Professor Alun Lloyd as a Drexel Professor. Lloyd is a mathematical biologist who develops mathematical models that describe the spread of infections through populations. He also serves as director of NC State’s Biomathematics Graduate Program. He is the sixth member of the Mathematics Department to be appointed to one of NC State's Professorships of Distinction. The others are Leroy B. Martin Jr. Distinguished Professor H. T. Banks, Drexel Professor Tim Kelley, and Distinguished Professors Steve Campbell, Patrick Combettes and Ralph Smith. More information is here.
Ruian Ke Leads $5 Million DARPA Project to Fight Influenza Virus
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has approved a $5 million grant for an interdisciplinary, multi-institution project project led by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Ruian Ke to develop gene therapy approaches to fight the influenza virus. A major component of the project is mathematical modeling of influenza infection and evolution at the intracellular, host and population levels, and their interactions with the immune system. Collaborators include biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Duke, Rutgers, Montana State, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More information is in this NC State news story.
Sharon Lubkin to represent SIAM on Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences
Professor Sharon Lubkin has been appointed to represent the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics on the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences (JCW). She will serve a three-year term. Founded in 1971, JCW serves as a forum for communication among its eight member organizations about how each can enhance opportunities for women in the mathematical and statistical sciences. JCW disseminates information about effective mechanisms and best practices, and it can recommend actions to the governing bodies of its member societies.
John Griggs Featured in NC State News Story
An NC State news story features mathematics faculty member John Griggs, who coordinates game-day statistics for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, in addition to teaching both classroom and online calculus courses.
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SAS Hall, Home of the Mathematics and Statistics Departments
The Mathematics and Statistics Departments moved into state-of-the-art 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 2017 will be held on Friday, May 12th at 3:00 pm in 2203 SAS Hall.
Today's Events (04-28-2017)
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in SAS 3282
Rui Hu, NC State Mathematics Graduate Student
Error analysis of the immersed interface method for elliptic problems with an interface
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Dabney Hall 222
College wide faculty meeting
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