Applied Math Professor Brian Ingalls has received a Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Prof. Ingalls, who is one of 10 researchers at the University of Waterloo to receive a DAS this year, will use the $120,000 supplement to fund his research on model-based design for synthetic (micro) biology. Congratulations!
Applied Math Professor Kirsten Morris has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bordeaux. During her eight-month appointment, Prof. Morris will research control and estimation of systems modeled by partial differential equations. A particular focus is the location of control actuators and sensors as part of controller and estimator synthesis. Prof. Morris and her colleagues at the University of Bordeaux hope to make advances in theory and numerics related to energy efficient buildings.
Professor Matthew Scott has been awarded the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching. This award is given annually to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. Up to two awards are given annually. Prof. Ross Willard (Pure Mathematics) also received the award this year. Congratulations!
Three graduate students in Applied Math have received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Humeyra Kiyak, Jesse Legaspi, and Abdullah Sivas each received at least two outstanding TA nominations for their work in the Spring 2017, Fall 2017, and Winter 2018 terms. They will each receive a $250. Congratulations!
PhD student Aaron Coutino has received the 2017/2018 Applied Mathematics Graduate Research Award for his paper "Hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel (2013) and their impact on the salinity of the Meteoric Water Mass, Quintana Roo, Mexico” which was published in the Journal of Hydrology in 2017. This award, valued at $250, is given by the Department of Applied Mathematics to a graduate student for an outstanding research paper. Congratulations Aaron!
Eight graduate degrees in applied mathematics were awarded at the Spring 2018 convocation.
PhD graduate Monjur Morshed (centre) along with, from left to right, Profs. Brian Ingalls, Francis Poulin, Sue Ann Campbell, Silvana Ilie (Ryerson University), Siv Sivalogonathan, and family members (Sanjida Eftakher, Maleka Begum, Nusaiba Morshed, and Rufaida Morshed).
Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a reverberation or afterglow left from when the universe was about 300,000 years old. It was first discovered in 1964 as a ubiquitous faint noise in radio antennas.
Anita Layton has been named Canada 150 Research Chair, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Layton is the chairholder for her work in Mathematical Biology and Medicine.