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.


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 […]


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!


Neural dynamics research of Hu, Shea-Brown and colleagues on front page of SIAM news

October 1, 2014

Applied Math Professor Eric Shea-Brown shares his research groups work with SIAM News:
“The brain has long presented an amazing challenge for applied mathematics: A complete model would require ~1011 highly nonlinear neurons, interacting nonlinearly and stochastically through rapid voltage fluctuations (called “spikes”) on a complex and dynamic network. But we are in an especially wonderful time for the field, as technical breakthroughs are yielding unprecedented data about both the brain’s network architecture and about its activity. There is a major […]


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 […]