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The Department of Applied Mathematics welcomed new faculty to the university for the 2012-2013 academic year: Applied Mathematics Mariusz Nieweglowski—Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics John Erickson—Lecturer of Applied Mathematics Ivan Ginchev Ivanov—...
Barrett Leslie (AMAT 3rd year) received the award for the best physics/mathematics/engineering presentation at the 2012 Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium event held March 3, 2012, at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in Chicago. The presentation "Comprehending the Menger Sponge...
Barrett Leslie (AMAT 3rd year) recently completed the Undergraduate Workshop at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). The week-long program was held at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, and at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The workshop was...
Associate Professor of Biology Nick Menhart was awarded a three-year research grant totaling $265,251 from the Muscular Dystrophy Association to study the properties of modified dystrophin proteins in Duchenne (DMD) and Becker (BMD) muscular dystrophies. In all, MDA selected 38 research projects...
Generous support from the Martin and Mary Kilpatrick Lecture endowment helped the chemistry division to have an extremely successful Kilpatrick Lecture in Fall 2011, attracting 300 attendees from academia, industry and high schools. The annual Kilpatrick Lecture has become a signature event for IIT...
IIT student scores have been released for the 2011 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The competition is an annual team mathematics contest sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.  Of the three IIT students who participated in the competition, Daniel Kipp (AMAT 5th...
Anita Thomas, (AMAT 3rd year) will give a presentation at the Infinite Possibilities Conference, March 30-31 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  She will present her research, "Sampling Within the k-Means Algorithm to Cluster Large Datasets." Thomas reduced the...
Eda Gjergo and Barrett Leslie, undergraduate students in IIT's applied mathematics program, won second and third place at the 2012 Undergraduate Research Day Awards. Gjergo won second place for "Optimization of Type Ia Supernovae Selection, Photometric Typing, and Cosmology...
Xingye Kan (Ph.D. candidate, applied mathematics) has accepted a two-year postdoctoral position at the National Science Foundation-funded Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at the University of Minnesota. At IIT, Kan has worked closely with co-advisers Jeffrey Duan,...
Qi Ye, Ph.D. candidate in applied mathematics, has accepted a two-year Philip T. Church postdoctoral position in the department of mathematics at Syracuse University, where he will be teaching and conducting research with Professors Lixin Shen and Yuesheng Xu on problems in computational harmonic...

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