Niket Thakkar receives UW Graduate School Medal

April 24, 2017

Niket Thakkar has received the University of Washington Graduate School Medal, a first for the department. Niket was a PhD student in UW Applied Math working with David Masiello, and successfully defended his dissertation in March.
The Graduate School Medal is a $5,000 award to a Ph.D., DMA, Au.D., DNP, DPT, or Ed.D. candidate who displays an exemplary commitment to both the University and its larger community. The Graduate School Medal recognizes the “scholar-citizens” whose academic expertise and […]

Amath students awarded 2017 graduate fellowships

March 20, 2017


Students Robert Baraldi and Matthew Farrell have recently been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Robert has also been awarded the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). The DOE CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields […]

Amath student selected as one of 2017’s Husky 100

March 2, 2017

Congratulations to student Marysa Lague who was selected as one of this year’s Husky 100! Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all disciplines who are making the most of their time at the UW.  Marysa is currently working toward a Doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences while concurrently enrolled in the Master of Science program with Applied Mathematics.  Read more about the Husky 100 recognition here.

Swartz Center in Theoretical Neuroscience established at University of Washington; Shea-Brown and Fairhall will co-direct

November 20, 2015

Applied Mathematics faculty member Eric Shea-Brown and adjunct Professor Adrienne Fairhall (Physiology and Biophysics) have been awarded a grant from The Swartz Foundation to support research in theoretical neuroscience. The award establishes the UW as the latest of the Swartz Foundation-supported centers for innovation in this growing field, which spans mathematics, statistics, physics and biology. Congratulations to Eric and Adrienne! Read more here.