Recent Applied Math News Articles

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The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has just published a book by Professor Bengt Fornberg titled,

Maiden is a graduate student in the Applied Mathematics Department working with Applied Mathematics Assistant Professor Mark Hoefer. Her research combines asymptotic analysis, numerical simulation, modeling, and physical experiments in fluid dynamics.  The system under study is a model of magma migration through the Earth's mantle and, counterintuitively, yields superfluid-like behavior. A diverse range of nonlinear dispersive phenomena are observable in this system, including solitary waves, dispersive shock waves, periodic waves, and modulational instability.

Stephen Becker is an assistant professor in the Applied Mathematics Department.  His research centers around optimization and its applications to extracting information from big data sets. In particular, he focuses on first-order methods for matrix completion and robust PCA models, on convex analysis, and on applications to signal processing such as compressed sensing and quantum tomography.  He joined the department in 2014, after being a postdoc fellow at Paris 6 University and the Goldstine postdoctoral fellow at IBM Research in New York.

The Learning Assistant Program at CU Boulder brings the benefit of individual instruction to large science courses. The program assigns accomplished science majors to courses in order to “improve the quality of science education for all undergraduates”. Michelle Duggan and Bridget Morales are learning assistants for Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems (APPM 4350). Learn more about the Learning Assistant Program here.

What are the duties of a learning assistant? How is a typical class period structured?

Plumley is a graduate student in the Applied Mathematics Department working under the advisement of Applied Mathematics Professor and Department Chair Keith Julien. Her research includes the development, investigation and simulation of reduced PDE multi-scale models that accurately capture the turbulent dynamics of the geodynamo. The geodynamo operates over disparate spatial and temporal scales that prohibit direct application of the Navier-Stokes equations even with massively parallel high-performance computing architectures.

Jeffrey Gay, mechanical engineering major and applied math minor, won the 2015 Telemark National Championship for ski racing. This year the National Championship took place at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Sunday, March 15th. Gay grew up skiing with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club based out of the local Steamboat ski area, Howelsen Hill. He attributes much of his success in balancing his high level of ski racing with an engineering course-load to that of the Engineering Honors Program in Andrews Hall. Gay, heading into his fifth year at CU Boulder, began and will finish his CU career within the program. He attended the Championship proudly wearing an Applied Math Department hat and shirt, thus blending two of his high achievements together.

Read more about the Telemark National Championship here.