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Mathematics news

Archived mathematics news from 2018-19.

(2-28-19)  Congrats. Two of our math majors,  Jacob Houghton  '19 and  Son Cao  '19, recently passed two actuarial exams each.  

(2-27-19)  Prof. Seung-Hwan Lee  announced that his Mathematical Statistics course (Math 325) has been re-approved for VEE credit through the Society of Actuaries.  This keeps our curriculum in line with the ever-updating world of actuarial science.

(2-15-19) This past Tuesday Prof. Saad El-Zanati from Illinois State University kicked off our Beling lectures for the spring semester.  The title of the talk was On Edge Oribts and Hypergraph Designs.

(10-16-18)  Professor Seung-Hwan Lee  authored the following papers:

  1. (with Dr. C.Kim (Illinois Natural History Survey, U. of Illinois at U-C) and Dr. E. Muturi (Crop Bioprotection Research Unit, USDA)) "Copula Modeling of Differential Effect of Leaf Species on Aedes albopictus Development Time", Environmental and Natural Resources Research, Vol. 8, 1-11, 2018
  2. Assessing the Censored Linear Regression Model using Martingale Approximation, Communications in Statistics. To appear.

(10-9-18)  Here is an update of some things we've been up to over the summer.


(May/June 2018)  Prof. Andrew Shallue taught a May term course on research in mathematics.  There were a lot of productive and interesting projects done by students.  Some students took the opportunity to present their research at a conference organized by Prof. Shallue at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  The conference was called Algorithmic Number Symposium (ANTS).

Nico Lopez at ANTS 2018
Nico Lopez '21 at ANTS
Jiayi Li at ANTS 2018
Jiayi Li '19 at ANTS
Naing Tun and Patrick Ward at ANTS 2018
Naing Tun '20 and Patrick Ward '20 at ANTS