Applied Mathematics
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United States Department of Defense

George Karniadakis has been selected as a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow

Professor George Karniadakis has been selected as one of the nine distinguished faculty scientists for the 2022 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows. This Fellowship is the DOD's most prestigious award, as it recognizes research that can lead to "extraordinary outcomes." One area of research seeks to develop generalized neural networks that can learn nonlinear multi-operators and that can solve problems at a high level of abstraction. The goal of this work is is to develop new algorithms for biologically-inspired neural operators.
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Presenting at the International Congress of Mathematicians can for many, be a career-defining moment. This year ICM 2022 will take place from July 6 to the 14th. Three Brown faculty members will have the honor of presenting their work. Kavita Ramanan, Professor of Applied Mathematics, will speak on "Interacting Processes on Sparse Random Graphs." For more information please visit
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Professor Hongjie Dong is a recipient of a mid-Career Research Achievement Award. Professor Dong is a leading expert in the field of partial differential equations which help to analyze the laws of physics and engineering. He has developed novel tools to analyze elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations, and applies his expertise to the theories of composite materials, fluid dynamics and kinetic theory.
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American Mathematical Society

Big Math in Little Rhody

The smallest state in the country has two centers of world-class mathematics. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) are both located in Providence, RI. The AMS publishes many research journals, and maintains an electronic database called MathSciNet, among many other services. ICERM's mission is to solidify the relationship between mathematics and computation.
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Research at Brown

Oanh Nguyen receives Salomon Award

Professor Oanh Nguyen was honored with a Salomon Award for her research work regarding the limited distribution for the number of real roots. The goal of her research is to study fundamental problems concerning the distribution of roots of random polynomials and random functions. This is Professor Nguyen's first year as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Applied Mathematics here at Brown.
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News from Brown, Science and Technology

Professor Kavita Ramanan uses randomness as a powerful tool

Kavita Ramanan, Professor of Applied Mathematics, uses randomness as a powerful tool to make predictions about complex systems. These systems range from statistical physics to communication networks which exist in the world around us. The tool of randomness can even help to determine the spread of infectious diseases. Ramanan states that in our world randomness shows itself as an incomplete understanding of complex systems. However, randomness can enable, even those things which might be computationally impossible, useful predictions about things that are not fully understood.
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