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Sarah Olson wins NSF Career Award

Sarah Olson, a 2008 NC State Biomathematics Ph.D. and faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER award, one of NSF's most prestigious awards for young researchers. The award is for mathematical modeling of sperm motion. Olson's Ph.D. advisor was Mathematics Professor Mansoor Haider.

Jiang Luh, 1932 - 2015

Jiang Luh, a member of the NC State Mathematics Department from 1968 until his retirement in 2002, passed away in Raleigh on July 8. He was 83. Dr. Luh received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1963. He was an algebraist who worked on prime rings and semisimple rings. He published 62 research papers and supervised 12 Ph.D. students. In 2002 the Mid-Atlantic Algebra Conference was held at NC State in honor of the retirement of Jiang Luh and Kwangil Koh. Dr. Luh was a founder of the Triangle Area Chinese American Society, which promotes Chinese language and cultural education as well as cultural exchange, and served as its first president. An obituary is here.

Dana May Latch, 1943-2015

Dana May Latch, who taught mathematics at NC State from 1976 until 2000, passed away on May 31 following a period of failing health. She was 71. Dr. Latch earned her Ph.D. at CUNY Graduate School in 1971. Her interests were in algebraic topology and theoretical computer science. She published 15 mathematics research papers and had one Ph.D. student. During the 1990's she served as a program director in the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering. A News and Observer obituary is here.

Spring Math Honors Program Graduates

Congratulations to Mathematics Honors Program graduates Nick Dunn, Thomas Gray, Darren Lipman, Matthew Loeffler, Sam Magura, Nick Quayle, Sara Troutman, and Alexandria Vail. More information is available here.

Wallace wins COS Award for Excellence

Charlene Wallace, executive assistant to Mathematics Department Head Loek Helminck, has been named winner of the 2015 College of Sciences Award for Excellence. This is only the second time a Mathematics Department staff member has won this award. Professor Helminck notes that when anyone in the math department has an issue they don't know how to handle, the mantra is, "I'll ask Charlene!" He adds, "Whatever the crisis of the day might be, Charlene's good nature, sense of humor, and effectiveness get us through."

Banks named first Leroy Martin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

Professor H. T. Banks has been named the first Leroy B. Martin Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. The professorship was created by alumnus Dr. James Goodnight, CEO and co-founder of SAS, to honor Martin, a longtime NC State mathematics professor. Banks's work integrates innovative ideas from mathematics and statistics into powerful predictive models that have profound effects on patient diagnosis and therapy, as well as the design of clinical trials for HIV and other areas of medicine.

Smith wins Outstanding Research Award

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Ralph Smith is one of four NC State faculty named winners of 2015 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Awards. Professor Smith was recognized for seminal contributions to the modeling and control of smart material systems and to uncertainty quantification. He is co-author of the book "Smart Material Structures: Modeling, Estimation and Control" (1996), and author of the books "Smart Material Systems: Model Development" (2005) and "Uncertainty Quantification: Theory, Implementation, and Applications" (2014). Professor Smith is the second Mathematics Department faculty member to win an Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award since the award's inception in 1982. The first was Professor H. T. Banks in 1996 and 2008.

Tran named Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor

Mathematics Professor Hien Tran is one of four NC State faculty named 2015 Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professors. The award recognizes outstanding graduate-level teaching. The selection committee noted that letters from students "attested to the extraordinary quality of the mentoring" that Professor Tran "provided both during and after their graduate programs at NC State." Professor Tran is the second Mathematics Department faculty member to be named an Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor since the award's inception in 1983. The first was Professor H. T. Banks in 2000.


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2006 NC State Departmental Award
for Teaching and Learning Excellence

2010 American Mathematical Society Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement
in a Mathematics Department

2011 American Mathematical Society Award for Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference

New Math and Statistics Building

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 PAMS 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.


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Loek Helminck Retirement Reception
Thursday August 6, 2015 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
SAS 4104

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