Frederic Wan Honored in Conference Room Dedication Ceremony

May 12, 2015

On May 5, 2015, the conference room in Lewis Hall was dedicated as the Frederic Wan Conference Room to acknowledge the great service and contributions to the department of former chair Frederic Wan.
Professor Frederic Wan was the chair of Applied Mathematics from 1983 to 1988 before becoming the Divisional Dean for the Natural Sciences from 1988 to 1992. He is currently on the faculties of Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California […]

CFRM Students Place 3rd at 2015 CQA Investment Challenge

April 23, 2015

A team of Computational Finance and Risk Management students took 3rd place of 28 teams at the 3rd Annual CQA Investment Challenge.
The CQA Investment Challenge is an equity portfolio management competition that offers students the opportunity to learn and apply stock selection and portfolio management skills. The contest runs from mid-October through March. Winning teams were announced at the spring CQA conference April 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Congratulations to CFRM students Jacob Amos, Tao Lu, Govind Nair, Nicki Xiu, Mike […]


Dr. Aleksandr (Sasha) Aravkin joins faculty as Assistant Professor

April 3, 2015

We are extremely pleased that Dr. Aleksandr (Sasha) Aravkin has accepted our offer to start as an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics, starting in Autumn 2015.
Sasha will join us through a joint initiative with the e-Science Institute, bringing his expertise in data science, optimization, statistics and many other fields to the campus, and applying them to a wealth of application areas.
We’re looking very much forward to Sasha’s arrival in the fall!


Anne Greenbaum elected SIAM fellow

March 31, 2015

Congratulations to Anne Greenbaum for being selected as a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for outstanding contributions to the fields served by SIAM. Find out more here.
More information on SIAM prizes is available here.

Online masters degree tops online Applied Mathematics programs

July 29, 2013 selects the University of Washington Department of Applied Mathematics as a top choice for online schools with programs in Applied Mathematics. The full article can be found here. An excerpt from this article is shown below.
Find out more about our online masters degree here.

Editor’s Picks: Online Schools for Applied Mathematics
The University of Washington was chosen as the best online master’s degree in applied mathematics for value. This public four-year institution located in Seattle has a […]

UW Applied Mathematics Tied with Princeton for the Top Spot in NRC Ranking

September 28, 2010

The National Research Council (NRC) just released its long-awaited ranking of over 5000 PhD programs in the US. It ranks academic programs broadly on 20 categories. The scores are then synthesized in a statistical Regression (multiple linear regression to infer the 20 attributes of a successful program) to come up with a set of weights to apply to the individual scores. This yields a final program score (the R-ranking score), which is actually a range. The top two programs in […]