Department of Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter 2015 Newsletter - Page 7

in July 2014. She is the primary investigator for a $10,000 National Science Foundation grant that will provide support for six researchers from the United States to participate in the 6PCM Special Session titled, “Computer-assisted Formalization of Mathematics.” Włodek Kuperberg was one of the organizers of the conference, Intuitive Geometry, László Fejes Tóth Centennial, held at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest in June 2015. Xiaoyu (Sophie) Li received the 2014 Dr. Robert K. Butz Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching. Junshan Lin received the 2015 Dr. Robert K. Butz Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was also awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $144,812 for his research project titled, “Modeling and Computation in Elastography.” Ming Liao’s book, Applied Stochastic Processes, was published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group in July 2013. Jessica McDonald was a keynote speaker at the Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference at Auburn in April 2014. She also received the 2013 Dr. Robert K. Butz Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching. Erkan Nane delivered a plenary talk at the International Conference on Applied Analysis and Mathematical Modeling in Istanbul in June 2015. Luke Oeding received an SEC Faculty Travel Award in fall 2015. He also organized SIAM/ AG15, Minisymposium: Tensor Decomposition: Ideals meet Applications, in Daejeon, S. Korea, in August 2015. Additionally, he was an invited speaker at Frames and Algebraic and Combinatorial Geometry in Bremen, Germany, in July 2015; an invited speaker at MEGA in Trento, Italy, in June 2015; an invited speaker at KTH in Stockholm in June 2015; was Visiting Scholar at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in Berkeley, California, in fall 2014; and was Visiting Scholar at NIMS in S. Korea in summer 2014. He delivered two lectures on “Tensor Decomposition” at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in Berkeley, California, in November 2014. Oeding received an AMS Travel Award: International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul, S. Korea, in August 2014. In spring 2014, he joined other researchers from University of Washington; University of California, Berkeley; Stanford; ETH Zurich; Microsoft; and Google for a one-day research discussion on “Algebraic Vision” at Google’s campus in Seattle, Washington. The meeting brought together computer scientists specializing in computer vision with mathematicians specializing in areas such as 7