NEWS in the Department of Mathematics
Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani speaks during a news conference after the awards ceremony at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014, in Seoul August 13, 2014. Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
Fall Address and University Picnic
The annual President's Fall Address, followed immediately by the University Picnic, will be held Wednesday, September 10, 11:30 a.m., on the Oval. The entire Colorado State University community is invited.
Wednesday, September 10
Fall Address: President Frank will deliver his Fall Address on Wednesday, Sept. 10, on the University's historic Oval. He will address highlights of the past year and efforts to build on CSU's academic excellence.
The University community is invited to gather at the Oval at 11:15 a.m.
The CSU Marching Band will begin performing at 11:15 a.m., with remarks promptly to follow at 11:30 a.m.
ART AND SCIENCE EXHIBITION
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
For details, go to: https://cns.natsci.colostate.edu/artscience/index.cfm
U.S. News and World Report: Colorado State University Graduate Programs Among Best in the Nation
FORT COLLINS - Colorado State University graduate programs remain among the nation’s best, according to rankings released by U.S. News and World Report in its 2014 Best Graduate Schools edition.
The professional program in the Department of Occupational Therapy in CSU’s College of Applied Human Sciences - designated a “Program of Excellence” by the state of Colorado - holds the No. 6 spot among similar programs nationwide, based on data collected for 2012.
Colorado State’s professional doctoral veterinary medicine program maintained the third slot in the rankings, a position it has held for more than a dozen years. It is also ranked third in the nation in federal research dollars
In addition to its strong showing in health disciplines, CSU’s graduate programs in science, engineering and business also were recognized as some of the best in the nation. Civil engineering and chemistr
this problem by imposing various conditions on the separating surface by adding terms to the objective function and modifying constraints. We solve the problem via semidefinite programming (SDP). Semidefinite programs are more general than linear programs, and can encode certain kinds of quadratic programs (that is, those involving quadratic constraints or a quadratic objective). SDPs can be solved successfully by most interior-point methods, e.g., by the primal-dual path following algorithm. Devising an algorithm that can be applied to diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is an ongoing research agenda.y were both ranked in the top 50 as was the part-time MBA program in the College of Business. The University’s graduate programs in chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering; biological, computer and earth sciences; mathematics; physics; and social work all ranked in the top 100 in their respective categories.
Such strong graduate programs and a highly productive research faculty combine with a commitment to undergraduate education that places CSU 67th among public universities nationwide, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges rankings released in September 2012.
Colorado State has long been one of the nation’s top performing research universities. Despite significant cutbacks in federal funding in recent years, CSU has grown its annual research spending to about $330 million in Fiscal Year 2012. The research dollars set a new record high for the university and mark the fifth year in a row that spending has exceeded $300 million. This funding comes from a combination of federal, non-federal and local sources.
“Rankings such as these are a good, third-party barometer of how we are doing in the eyes of others. We will always continue to focus on our missions of providing a top-flight education to our students, conducting groundbreaking research and providing service to people throughout Colorado,” CSU President Tony Frank said. “Our job is to make Colorado State University the best public research university out there.”
In 2011-12, the eight colleges that make up CSU awarded more than 6,600 degrees, including 1,576 masters, 235 doctorates
**Reception following lecture in 117 Weber Building from 4:00-5:30pm.
Michael Mimucki - PhD preliminary examination
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Weber 223
Modeling protein mediated changes in membrane morphology
Dr. Yongcheng Zhou
Dr. Simon Tavener
Dr. James Liu
Dr. Ashok Prasad
Lipid bilayer membranes are ubiquitous in biology. They serve as boundaries of cells and cell organelles and undergo large deformations while acting as smart controls for the transport of ions, amino acids, and other nutrients. Simulating membrane deformations from protein-membrane interactions is important toward understanding cellular processes. In this presentation, we give a continuum elasticity description for the membrane and model the deformations in three separate projects. First, a fast algorithm for deformations under the membrane's own mechanical energy is presented with numerical results. Second, an energy functional is defined and justified for the electrostatic interactions between a charged lipid membrane and a nearby protein. We also provide a method to implement the energy functional to the fast algorithm. Finally, a diffuse interface method for modeling multicomponent vesicles is discussed as future work. In particular, we consider a membrane composed of multiple lipid species and more importantly, membrane bound proteins, in efforts to model vesicle budding and scission.
The National Research Council offers outstanding fellowship opportunities for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers. See www.nationalacademies.org/ra for details and online application.
AMS - MATHEMATICAL IMAGERY
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The International Mathematical Union has started a blog on ranking mathematical journals:
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
View details at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12018/nsf12018.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click