CFRM Mock Investment Team Advances to Local Finals

February 3, 2017

First year Computational Finance & Risk Management MS students Chenying Lai, Shanshan Zhang, Feibai Zhu, and Zhichao Li are competing as a team in the CFA Institute Research Challenge and have been selected as finalists for the local competition. They will present their research report and investment recommendations to CFA judges at the Rainier Club in Seattle on February 13 at 4:00pm.
This is the first CFRM team to advance beyond the first round, and the […]


CFRM Climbs to #12!

November 2, 2016

2017 QuantNet Ranking: #12!
Just barely six years after launching our MS and improving on last year’s #14 spot, we are thrilled to announce that QuantNet’s 2017 ranking of programs has again recognized our program as one of the top financial engineering MS degrees in the country. Our 2017 composite score left us just one point away from a three-way tie for 10th place with MIT and Georgia Tech. CFRM looks forward to joining the top 10 soon.
We’d like to […]

Carl E. Pearson

In Memoriam: Professor Carl Pearson, 1922-2016

October 31, 2016

The entire Department of Applied Mathematics is saddened by the passing of Professor Carl E. Pearson.
A memorial event will be held on November 21, 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Lewis Hall Lounge

Dr. Carl Erik Pearson, Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics of the University of Washington, passed away on Monday, August 8th, in Issaquah Washington. He was born in 1922 in Vitemolla, Sweden, and moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1925. He graduated from […]


Professor Lorig receives SIAG-FME Early Career Prize

September 18, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Matt Lorig, who has been awarded the Early Career Prize by the SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG-FME). The prize committee recognized Prof. Lorig for making “mathematically rigorous the asymptotic theory of derivative pricing and implied volatilities in a wide class of sophisticated financial models.” His methodology has been used to solve a great variety of problems in finance, such as pricing options and swaps, and dynamic/static hedging of derivatives. His work […]

TIm Leung

Professor Leung receives 2016 Emerald Literati Award

September 7, 2016

The Department of Applied Mathematics is happy to announce that Professor Tim Leung has been recognized with an Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence – Outstanding Paper for his paper titled, “The Golden Target: Analyzing the tracking performance of leveraged gold ETFs.” Leung’s work formulates and solves a constrained quadratic minimization problem to construct static replicating portfolios of both leveraged and unleveraged benchmarks in gold; a dynamic constant leveraged portfolio using gold futures is used to track the […]

Ivana Bozic and Tim Leung

Drs. Ivana Bozic and Tim Leung join Amath faculty

April 4, 2016

As the faculty recruiting season is coming to an end, we are excited that Dr. Ivana Bozic and Professor Tim Leung will join the faculty ranks, effective next academic year.
Ivana is joining the department as an Assistant Professor. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics and a Research Scientist in the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard. Her specialty is the modeling of cancer and its resistance to treatment. She will start in […]


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.