# News

• September, 2017

### Daniel Szyld reappointed to a second three-year term as editor-in-chief of SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and Applications, starting January 1st, 2018.

Professor Daniel Szyld has been reappointed to a second three-year term as editor-in-chief of SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX), starting January 1st, 2018. Szyld coordinates the work of 40+ editors of the journal. SIMAX is the premier journal in Numerical Linear Algebra, and it ranks number 17 out of 257 journals in Applied Mathematics, according to the Web of Knowledge, with an impact factor of 2.194 (2016).

• September, 2017

### Dave Futer joins the editorial board of the journal Algebraic & Geometric Topology.

Congratulations to Professor David Futer who has joined the editorial board of the journal Algebraic & Geometric Topology. For more information about the journal see: http://msp.org/agt/about/journal/editorial

• August, 2017

### Benjamin Seibold's research featured in Temple Now.

Today's Temple Now above the fold article details the finding of Professor Seibold and collaborators who recently confirmed experimentally that self-driving cars can help prevent traffic jams when placed among human-operated cars. For more information visit: https://news.temple.edu/news/2017-08-08/tested-human-drivers-self-driving-car-calms-traffic

• August, 2017

Professor Yury Grabovsky has been awarded a new three-year NSF grant for his research project titled "Instabilities in Materials Science" for the period 08/15/17-07/31/20 and in the amount of $320,350. Congratulations! • August, 2017 ### Congratulations to our PhD Graduates! The following Mathematics graduate students were awarded graduate degrees this August: Elif Altinay (advisor Vasily Dolgushev), PhD Hussein Awala (advisor Irina Mitrea), PhD • July, 2017 ### Algebra Extravaganza! Congratulations to Professors Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University) and Martin Lorenz for their many outstanding professional accomplishments! #k-l The Algebra Extravaganza! conference, taking place on our campus Monday through Friday July 24-28, 2017, honors them both. Click here for information. • July, 2017 ### Matthew Stover to co-organize an American Mathematical Society Mathematical Research Community (MRC) in the Summer of 2018. Professor Matthew Stover will co-organize an AMS MRC in the Summer of 2018 on Number Theoretic Methods in Hyperbolic Geometry. For more information see http://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/2018MRC-Number This competitive national professional program "offers early-career mathematicians a rich array of opportunities to develop collaboration skills, build a network focused in an active research domain, and receive mentoring from leaders in that area". • June, 2017 ### Shif Berhanu will chair the AMS JMM Travel Grants Committee for PhD Students Professor Shiferaw Berhanu will chair the American Mathematical Society Joint Mathematics Meetings Travel Grants Committee for PhD Students effective February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Congratulations! • June, 2017 ### A. Kohlmeyer, B. Rider, B. Seibold, M. Stover, S. Taylor, and C. Walton awarded new research grants this summer. Professors Axel Kohlmeyer, Brian Rider, Matthew Stover, Benjamin Seibold, Samuel Taylor and Chelsea Walton have been awarded new research grants this summer. Congratulations! Axel Kohlmeyer, Continuous integration and GitHub project management for the LAMMPS molecular dynamics software, Sandia National Laboratories Brian Rider, Operator limits of random matrices, NSF Benjamin Seibold, Collaborative Research: Overcoming order reduction and stability restrictions in high-order time-stepping, NSF (coPI – Dong Zhou) Matthew Stover, Discrete groups and character varieties, Simons Foundation Samuel Taylor, Negative curvature in fiber bundles and counting problems, NSF Chelsea Walton, Quantum Symmetry, NSF • June, 2017 ### Mathematics Majors Recipients of the 2017 Diamond Awards Mathematics majors Fiona Galzarano and Alexandra Jones (class of 2017) were selected this year for the 2017 Diamond Award! Out of the 22 awards given this year, 2 were for Mathematics! Congratulations to Fiona and Lexi! For more information on the Diamond Awards please visit: http://studentaffairs.temple.edu/diamond-awards • June, 2017 ### Hooter Learns Cryptography: Temple Mathematics' Event at Alumni Weekend! The cryptography event hosted by our department at Alumni Weekend was a huge success! Click on each image for closeup. 1 / 5 2 / 5 3 / 5 4 / 5 5 / 5 Thank you to the faculty and students who helped make this happen: Undergraduate students: Hazim Norizan, Melanie Small Graduate students: Hussein Awala, Khanh Le, Elham Matinpour, Najmeh Salehi, Ramy Yammine Faculty: Boris Datskovsky, Marilena Downing, Kelli Jones Organizers: Maria Lorenz and Irina Mitrea • May, 2017 ### Congratulations to our PhD and Master Graduates! The following Mathematics graduate students were awarded graduate degrees this May: • Dianbin Bao (advisor Matthew Stover), PhD • Adam Michael Jacoby (advisor Martin Lorenz), PhD • Michael Ratner (advisor Wei-Shih Yang), PhD • Geoffrey Schneider (advisor Vasily Dolgushev), PhD • Jose Garay, MS • Walter Jacob, MS • Mark Mikida, MS • Danielle Walsh, MS • April, 2017 ### 6th Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day For the sixth year in a row, this one day program has helped participants build self-belief and mathematical confidence, encouraging and nurturing excellence in mathematics and sciences, and providing exposure to expert mathematical training and accomplished professional women who may serve as role models and mentors. Click here for the event poster. Click on each image for closeup. 1 / 20 2 / 20 3 / 20 4 / 20 5 / 20 6 / 20 7 / 20 8 / 20 9 / 20 10 / 20 11 / 20 12 / 20 13 / 20 14 / 20 15 / 20 16 / 20 17 / 20 18 / 20 19 / 20 20 / 20 Organized by Maria Lorenz, Danielle Walsh, and Irina Mitrea. • April, 2017 ### Graduate students Farhan Abedin and Hussein Awala selected for the 2017 CST Outstanding Research Award for Graduate Students. Graduate students Farhan Abedin and Hussein Awala selected for the 2017 CST Outstanding Research Award for Graduate Students (out of 6 such college-wide recognitions). Congratulations! • April, 2017 ### Graduate student Hussein Awala selected for the 2017 CST Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Graduate student Hussein Awala was selected for the 2017 CST Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students (out of 5 such college-wide recognitions). Congratulations! • March, 2017 ### Daniel Szyld selected in the Class of 2017 of SIAM Fellows. Professor Szyld was selected in the Class of 2017 of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows. Congratulations! For the news release click here. SIAM has around 14 thousand members (mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers) and less than 400 are SIAM Fellows. About 100 of them are both SIAM and AMS Fellows and the Class of 2017 comprises 28 new Fellows. Professor Szyld is the first SIAM Fellow from Temple University. • March, 2017 ### Maria Lorenz honored with Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Professor Lorenz' impressive teaching record gets University recognition through the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Congratulations! • March, 2017 ### Jose Gimenez is the recipient of the 2017 Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence in GenEd. Assistant Professor Jose Gimenez' teaching efforts and innovation in General Education courses have been recognized through the 2017 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence in GenEd. Congratulations! • February, 2017 ### Chelsea Walton awarded Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics - the first at Temple since 1989. Professor Chelsea Walton was awarded a two-year fellowship in the amount of$60,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This extremely competitive award is Temple's fourth (following Ted Mihalisin, Physics, 1972, Frederick Cohen, Mathematics, 1979, and Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen, Neuroscience, 1989). Congratulations!

• February, 2017

### Graduate students R. Palmer and D. Walsh, and undergraduates E. Albers, T. Jones, and J. Franks volunteer at the 2017 Philadelphia MathCounts.

Thank you to graduate students Rebekah Palmer and Danielle Walsh, and to undergraduate students Eric Albers, Troi Jones, and Joseph Franks, for volunteering at the 2017 Philadelphia MathCounts competition.

• February, 2017

### Brian Rider awarded Spring 2018 Fulbright US Scholar Award to UNAM, Mexico.

Professor Brian Rider received a Spring 2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to UNAM, Mexico.

• January, 2017

### Chelsea Walton will co-organize the Spring 2020 MSRI semester in Quantum Symmetries.

Professor Walton will co-organize Spring 2020 Mathematical Sciences Research Institute semester in Quantum Symmetries.

• January, 2017

### Martin Lorenz receives two University Awards in support of his Representation Theory book project.

Professor Lorenz receives a 2017 Summer Research Award and a 2017 University Grant-in-Aid Award in support of his Representation Theory book project.

• January, 2017

### Jessica Babcock participates in Temple's 15th Annual Conference on Teaching Excellence.

Jessica Babcock examines the challenges and successes of integrating active learning in a traditional Precalculus course at Temple's 15th Annual Conference on Teaching Excellence. Her presentation placed third in the poster competition at the event. For more information see https://teaching.temple.edu/programs-events/annual-faculty-conference-teaching-excellence.

• January, 2017

### Omar Hijab's Analysis book now at its fourth edition.

Professor Hijab's' Analysis book is now at its fourth edition. For more information see here.

• January, 2017

### Cristian Gutierrez' book on the Monge-Ampere Equation now at its second edition.

Professor Gutierrez' book on the Monge-Ampere Equation is now at its second edition. For more information see http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319433721.

• January, 2017

### Isaac Klapper's research highlighted by the NSF.

Professor Klapper's research has been recently highlighted in the NSF article https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?org=NSF&cntn_id=190543.

• January, 2017

### Yury Grabovsky's new book "Composite Materials. Mathematical theory and exact relations" is now in print.

Professor Grabovsky's new book "Composite Materials. Mathematical theory and exact relations." is now in print by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing. For more information see http://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-1048-2.

• January, 2017

### New research monograph by Irina Mitrea and collaborators.

New research monograph "The Hodge Laplacian: Boundary value problems on Riemannian manifolds" by Irina Mitrea with D. Mitrea, M. Mitrea, and M. Taylor now in print.

• January, 2017

### Check out the upcoming Algebra Extravaganza Conference!

A Conference in Honor of Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University) and Martin Lorenz (Temple University) will be hosted by our department, July 24-28, 2017.