Department of Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter 2015 Newsletter - Page 9

teachers. The journal has multiple sections in each volume including mathematics research, mathematics education research, and classroom activities. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Special Matrices. Tam delivered plenary lectures at the 4th International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications in July 2013, the Shanghai International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications in December 2013, and the International Linear Algebra Society Conference in August 2014. Richard Zalik delivered a plenary talk at the International Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematical Analysis and Applications, in IIT Roorkee, India, in December 2014. Zalik also delivered a plenary talk at the International Workshop on Wavelets, Frames and Applications, at Kirori Mal College in New Delhi, India, in December 2014, and he serves on the editorial board of the Poincare Journal of Analysis and Applications. Peng Zeng was granted Professional Improvement Leave by the Office of the Provost in spring 2016. He received the 2015 Dr. Marie Kraska Award for Excellence in Teaching (statistics), and the 2013-2015 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award. Bertram Zinner received the 2013 Dr. Marie Kraska Award for Excellence in Teaching. 9