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Russell Betts, dean of the College of Science and Distinguished Professor of Physics, has announced the appointment of Chun Liu, Ph.D., as chair and professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics. Liu formally took up the appointment on August 1. Before coming to Illinois Tech, Liu was in the...
Illinois Tech alumnus Mathai Varghese (MATH ’81) was recently awarded a 2017 Australian Laureate Fellowship. Varghese is the director of the Institute for Geometry and Its Applications and the elder professor of mathematics at the University of Adelaide, Australia. The goal of his project,...
The College of Science has chosen eight students to receive this year’s CoS undergraduate summer research stipends. The selected students, nominated by Illinois Tech faculty, will each earn $5,000 for 10 weeks of research with Illinois Tech faculty members this summer. The stipends are funded...
The Department of Applied Mathematics will host Persi Diaconis, Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, Stanford University, as the 2017 Karl Menger Lecturer. Photo courtesy of Rod Searcey. Diaconis will speak on “The Search for Randomness” on Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m...
The Department of Applied Mathematics will host Visiting Professor Wei Wang, Nanjing University, China, for one month during the 2017-2018 academic year. Wang will conduct joint research with our faculty members in dynamics of stochastic partial differential equations with applications. The AMS Fan...
Two students from the Department of Applied Mathematics will do internships with the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) division at Argonne National Laboratory this summer. A third student will participate in the University of Michigan’s Big Data Summer Institute. Argonne’s MCS selected Xiao...
Igor Cialenco, associate professor of applied mathematics and co-director of the Master of Mathematical Finance program. is giving two lectures in England this week. On Wednesday, February 8, he will speak at Imperial College London on “Dynamic Conic Finance via Backward Stochastic Difference...
Martin Hairer, who won the Fields Medal in 2014, visited Illinois Tech’s Department of Applied Mathematics on October 27 to meet with faculty and students and deliver a lecture, “Ergodic theory of singular stochastic PDEs.” The Fields Medal is regarded as the highest honor a mathematician can...
Sonja Petrovic, assistant professor of applied mathematics, is a co-organizer of the 2016 Mathematics Research Community in algebraic statistics. Algebraic statistics is a field at the intersection of algebraic geometry and statistics that has grown tremendously in the recent years. The MRC program...
Fred J. Hickernell, chair and professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Tech, was invited to give a tutorial on Error Analysis for Quasi-Monte Carlo Methodson August 14, 2016, at the 12th International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing...

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