News & Announcements
Department welcomes new faculty in Spring 2019
The Mathematics & Statistics Department at UNR welcomes four new colleagues in Spring 2019: Dr. Colin Grudzien (Assistant Professor), Dr. Frank Amankonah (Lecturer), Dr. Claudia Castro-Castro (postdoc), and Dr. Pan Shun Lau (postdoc).
Dr. Chen awarded NSF grant
Dr. Yinghan Chen has been awarded an NSF grant as Principal Investigator. The grant is from the METHOD, MEASURE & STATS program in the Division of Social and Economic Science of the NSF. This grant will fund research on statistical methods known as cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs).
Dr. Hurtado awarded seed grant
Dr. Paul Hurtado has been awarded a seed grant from the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network (SSMN) of the Social Science Research Council and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2018. This grant is in association with his research on “Incorporating More Flexible Delay Distributions Into Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE) Models”.
Department welcomes new faculty in 2018
The Mathematics and Statistics Department at UNR welcomes new Assistant Professor Dr. Andrey Sarantsev, and new postdocs Dr. Huixi Li and Dr. Leonard Huang in the fall of 2018.
Dr. Rogers awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant
Professor Chris Rogers has received a Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians from the Simons Foundation, starting in fall of 2018, for his work on Applications of Homotopical Algebra in Deformation Theory and Geometry. The award is $42,000 and the funding period is 2018-2023. To learn more about Dr. Rogers' research, please see https://www.unr.edu/math/people/chris-rogers.
The Mathematics & Statistics Department at UNR invites applications for four (4) full-time, tenure track positions in Statistics at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Deadline to apply: 15 November 2017. Details and application instructions at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25597/
Congratulations to Dr. Mihye Ahn on receiving 3 years of support totaling $450,000 as a project leader under the NIH COBRE Phase II grant awarded to The Center for Integrative Neuroscience at UNR. For more details, visit this page: Dr. Ahn receives 3 year NIH COBRE award
Dr. Jabuka awarded second Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant
Professor Jabuka has received a second Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians from the Simons Foundation, renewing his first award for another 5 years starting in 2017. He uses this award to support his research in knot theory, and the study of 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds. Professor Jabuka was first awarded the Simons Foundation's Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians in 2012.
Congratulations to Professor Ilya Zaliapin, who was recently awarded three grants totaling over $250,000. He is a P.I. on each of the grants, all of which include support for graduate students. For details, visit this page: Dr. Zaliapin awarded three external grants
Dr. Herald awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant
Professor Herald has received a Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians from the Simons Foundation, providing funding for 5 years starting in 2017. He uses this award to support his research in knot theory and 3-dimensional manifolds.
UNR students shine in 2016 Intermountain Math Competition
Congratulations to the participants of this year's Intermountain Math Competition! UNR student Jason Liu won the competition by scoring 60/70 points(!), Ethan Lu took 2nd place overall (50/70), and Mykyta Ignatiuk took 6th (42/70). Other UNR participants were Shashank Addagarla, Nicholas Cleymaet, Rinik Kumar, Aydin Ozbek, and Alex Toller. Overall the UNR team ranked first both in their mean score of 25.25 and by the sum of the top 3 individual scores totaling 152 (the metric by which Putnam teams are ranked).
Two New Ph.D. Programs Approved!
The NSHE Board of Regents and the The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) have approved two new Ph.D. programs for UNR's Department of Mathematics & Statistics: A doctoral program in Mathematics (with options for either a Pure or Applied specialization) and a doctoral program in Statistics & Data Science.