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Sonja Petrovic, assistant professor of applied mathematics, is a co-organizer of the 2016 Mathematics Research Community in algebraic statistics. Algebraic statistics is a field at the intersection of algebraic geometry and statistics that has grown tremendously in the recent years. The MRC program...
Fred J. Hickernell, chair and professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Tech, was invited to give a tutorial on Error Analysis for Quasi-Monte Carlo Methodson August 14, 2016, at the 12th International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing...
Co-terminal physics/health physics student William Limestall (BS PHYS/MHP 4th year) and his team won the Civic Tech Challenge during ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2016. ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2016 was a three-day program (July 27-29) for university students to explore the Chicago tech...
Rachel Seibert, a Ph.D. candidate in condensed matter physics, won second place in a research poster competition at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for her work on the silicon carbide (SiC) layers in tri-structural isotropic (TRISO) fuels. Seibert analyzed the integrity of TRISO nuclear...
Led by Physics Professor Dan Kaplan, the Illinois Tech Muonium Antimatter Gravity project has demonstrated picometer precision for its instruments, an important step in their quest to test the theory of gravity using antimatter in the form of muonium. Kaplan reported on this work at the Seventh...
Illinois Tech physics researchers are part of the Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) awarded $3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to search for sterile neutrinos. The Illinois Tech PROSPECT team includes Christopher White, vice provost for academic affairs and research...
More than 140 mathematicians from all over the world participated in EXCILL III: Extremal Combinatorics at Illinois, a conference on the latest in extremal combinatorics held on Illinois Tech’s Mies (Main) Campus from August 8-10. A highlight of the conference was the presentation by Peter Keevash...
Illinois Tech computer science and engineering alumna, Harmony Clauer-Salyers (CS and CE ‘12), has developed a new voice-guidance feature that allows visually impaired combat veterans and other visually impaired users to deposit checks via their smartphones and tablets. Called Voice...
Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass like twigs, branches, plant stalks and husks, and woodchips. Ben Stark, professor of biology,...
Eunice Santos, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair and Professor of Computer Science, was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “Tech 50” list of people to know in Chicago’s tech ecosystem. Other winners included people like Eric Lefkofsky, founder of Groupon; J.B. Pritzker,...

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