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 African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, held at Princeton University from June 15 to 18. His poster presented a generalization of the Welch-Berlekamp algorithm for decoding and error-correction. 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 June-July 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.
College of Sciences Honors Alan Porch
Mathematics Department Business Officer Alan Porch has been named winner of the 2016 College of Sciences Award for Excellence, the College's highest honor for non-faculty employees. This is the second straight year a Mathematics Department staff member has won this award. Alan was praised for "the perfect balance of professional behavior, job expertise, and fun," and for "the respect he shows to everyone with whom he interacts." He is "exceptionally competent and knowledgeable about administrative structures and procedures throughout the University," and helps faculty negotiate "even the most arcane matters of HR, grant management, financial management and budgeting."
NC State students Place in Modeling Contests
A team of three NC State math majors was named a Meritorious Winner in the 18th annual Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling held early this year, which attracted 5025 competing teams, 98% of them from other countries. "Meritorious Winner" designates teams in the top 20%. The NC State team of senior Kenneth Jutz and freshmen Graham Pash and Jaye Sudweeks tackled the problem of modeling the movement of refugees from the Middle East and Africa to Europe and recommending management strategies. The team was coached by Professor Ralph Smith.
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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 2016 was held on Friday, May 6th at 3:00 pm in 2203 SAS Hall. Pictures, presentation, program and video are posted here.
Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time
Tuesday September 27, 2016 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University
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