Applied Math Professor Jun Liu received the Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems Paper Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of hybrid systems documented in a paper published in the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Journal Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems. At each IFAC World Congress the prize is awarded to the authors of two selected papers published in the journal in the three years preceding the IFAC World Congress.
Three graduate students in Applied Math have received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Hanzhe Chen, Brendon Phillips, and Paul Tiede each received at least two outstanding TA nominations for their work in the Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Winter 2017 terms. They will each receive a $200 UW gift card. Congratulations!
John Lang, a former Applied Mathematics PhD student, has been featured in DSWeb, the online magazine for the SIAM Dynamical Systems Activity Group. Dr. Lang is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of California Los Angeles.
The 2016 Applied Mathematics Doctoral Award has been given to Wilten Nicola. The award, which is valued at $200 CAD, is given annually to a departmental nominee for the Alumni Gold Medal and the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Dr. Nicola defended his PhD, entitled "Bifurcation Analysis of Large Networks of Neurons", in 2015, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College London.