An NSF Research Training Grant has been awarded to Bjorn Sandstede. The title of the grant is, "Mathematics of Information and Data with Applications to Science." The period of performance is September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2026. Professor Sandstede is the PI, and the co-PIs are Govind Menon, Matthew Harrison, Kavita Ramanan and Caroline Klivans. Mark Ainsworth, Jerome Darbon, Hongjie Dong, and Chi-Wang Shu are faculty associates.
Professor Chi-Wang Shu was awarded the 2021 John von Neumann Prize and will deliver the 2021 John von Neumann Lecture at the 2021 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN21) scheduled for July 19-23, 2021, in Spokane, Washington.
Associate Professor Caroline Klivans was featured on "Top Influential Mathematicians Today" along with 25 influential mathematicians for her contributions to chip-firing games and sandpile models. Chip-firing games are an important method in developing and understanding the properties of finite structures, which have implications for fields beyond mathematics. Professor Klivans is seen as the leading authority on the subject.