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The applied mathematics department had a substantial presence at the annual SIAM conference in July at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, organizing several minisymposia highlighting the department’s recent research. This research included advances in krylov and extended krylov subspace...
Jean-Francois Pombert, IIT assistant professor of biology, and his international collaborators have discovered new information about the evolution of pathogens known as Microsporidia: that their polar tube and mitochondrion coexisted for a time. While their modes of infection are relatively well...
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Xian-He Sun has been selected to be a member of the Overseas Expert Advisory Committee for the State Council Overseas Chinese Affairs Office. Sun received his certificate of appointment in the Great People’s Hall in Beijing, China, on September 29....
CHICAGO – September 30 – Jinqiao (Jeffrey) Duan, professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology, has written a new book, An Introduction to Stochastic Dynamics, to be published by Cambridge University Press in November 2014. The mathematical theory of stochastic...
For those accustomed to seeing the Nobel Prize in Physics go to the discovery of exotic particles such as the Higgs Boson, the recent announcement from Stockholm might come as a surprise. The 2014 Nobel was awarded to three Japanese physicists for their work in the development of a blue light...
IIT's Master of Health Physics program had a strong presence at the 59th Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) Meeting, held this July in Baltimore, MD.  S.Y. Chen, director of the health physics program and HPS Fellow, attended and gave a talk, as did Bruce Toomire, a student in the program...
Anita Thomas (AMAT ‘13) co-authored a paper, “A Rotation Scheme for Accurately Computing Meteoroid Flux,” with Martin Ratliff, Ph.D., scientist, Reliability Engineering Office, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, and Shuwang Li, associate professor of applied mathematics at...
Bruce Toomire, an IIT Master of Health Physics student, presented a paper at the 59th Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) meeting in Baltimore, MD, July 13-17. His attendance was supported by the HPS’ travel grant for students.  Toomire’s paper, “Current Issues in Waste...
Two classes of 11-12 Master of Health Physics students from all over the country met on IIT's Main Campus for a week in July to complete Physics 770, Instrumentation for Radiation Health Physicists. The health physics program at IIT teaches students to be vigilant in their oversight, use, and...
Shuwang Li, associate professor of applied mathematics, received the 2014 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award at the IIT Faculty Recognition and Awards Reception in April. This is the first year the award was named for Rowe for his commitment to leadership, education, and service....

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