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Topic: math

Ren ’23: Why not take a math class?

Columns, Opinions

Ren ’23: Why not take a math class?

February 19, 2020 Comments are Disabled

I was chatting with a friend the other day when I accidentally unearthed a source of deep psychological trauma — I asked her how math class was going. All the joy left her face in an instant, replaced with a curious mix of fear, panic and anger.

Since joining the Division of Applied Mathematics, Ramanan has pushed to increase support for historically underrepresented groups in the field.

News, Science & Research

Ten years in, first tenured woman in APMA department reshapes mentorship

December 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When Professor of Applied Mathematics Kavita Ramanan PhD’98 was hired by her department in 2010, she became the department’s first and only tenured female faculty member. Today, almost 10 years later, there are two.

ICERM panel highlights intersection of mathematics, art

Arts & Culture

ICERM panel highlights intersection of mathematics, art

October 10, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Researchers and artists from around the country discussed the capacity of images to facilitate mathematical understanding at a panel discussion Monday.

The ICERM held a three-day conference on scientific machine learning. Speakers presented on various topics such as mathematical optimization and approximation of values.

News, Science & Research

ICERM hosts conference on scientific machine learning

February 1, 2019 Comments are Disabled

From Jan. 28-30, professors, researchers and students from around the world gathered at the University to present and discuss scientific machine learning.

Janet Peters, assistant director of academic tutoring, said the Vertex program invited students to participate and paired them with peers.

News, University News

Math tutoring program Vertex helps students angle for success

October 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

It had been 11 years since Noah Hoffman ’22 had taken a math class when he arrived on campus this fall.

Since 2014, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics has hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM high school girls the opportunity to learn about math and computer science through a week-long day camp. This year, the program focused on probability, data science, cryptography, image processing and graph theory.

News, Science & Research

GirlsGetMath engages local high school students

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

During the second week of August, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM, a week-long day camp for girls in the Providence area entering 10th or 11th grade.

Math professor wins Sloan Research Fellowship

News, University News

Math professor wins Sloan Research Fellowship

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Melody Chan won a Sloan Research Fellowship, an award that recognizes 126 promising young scientific researchers from the United States and Canada.

Tyler Devlin ’17, Daniel Xiang ’17, Daniel Kunin ’17 and Jingru Guo were inspired by computer science classes some had taken at Brown as well as the design experience brought from Guo’s time at RISD. The team began the project around the time of their graduation.

News, Science & Research

Brown, RISD grads craft online statistics resource

February 8, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Daniel Kunin’s ’17 statistical visualization project “Seeing Theory” has recently garnered attention from students, schools and educators.

Soon to take on her role as president of the American Mathematical Society, Vice President of Research and Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher served as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

News, University News

Jill Pipher elected AMS president Feb. 1

February 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Jill Pipher, vice president for research and professor of mathematics, became president-elect of the American Mathematical Society Feb. 1 — a position which she will hold until she becomes officially president next February.

Tymoczko discusses connection between math, music

News, Science & Research

Tymoczko discusses connection between math, music

October 18, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Dmitri Tymoczko, professor of music at Princeton, analyzed the connection between math and music Tuesday in a lecture.