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Five Notre Dame faculty named fellows of the American Mathematical Society

November 16, 2012

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Five faculty from the University of Notre Dame have been named fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013. Fellows include William G. Dwyer, Julia F. Knight, Mei-Chi Shaw, Andrew J. Sommese and Nancy K. Stanton. They are part of the inaugural class of fellows that includes mathematical scientists from 600 institutions around the world.…

Graduate student Huijing Du is first author on paper published in Biophysical Journal

October 31, 2012

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Huijing Du, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, was first author on a paper published in the Biophysical Journal in August. The article, “High density waves of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa in propagating swarms result in efficient colonization of surfaces,” reports how a bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, alters its environment as it swarms to colonize surfaces and form biofilms that help it resist antibiotics.…

Upcoming AAAS Symposium: Multi-Scale Study of Cancer

October 25, 2012

Multi-Scale Study of Cancer Symposium

Friday, February 15, 2013:  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room 207 - Hynes Convention Center - Boston, MA.

This symposium is part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2013 Annual Meeting.  

Symposium organized by Mark Alber, University of Notre Dame and Jill P. Mesirov

NSF-Sponsored Workshop on Model-Based Analysis and Control of Cellular Processes

October 16, 2012

Oleg Kim visiting research assistant professor and Ziheng Wu postdoctoral research associate in the Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics Department presented at the NSF-Sponsored Workshop on Model-Based Analysis and Control of Cellular Processes that took place recently at Purdue University.

Notre Dame Researchers Track Age of Bruises

October 15, 2012

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Researchers at the University of Notre Dame Gregory Crawford, the dean of the College of Science, applied math professor Mark Alber, graduate student Colin Lines and postdoctoral fellow Oleg Kim set out to use math and light to develop a way to better date a bruise.…

ACMS host for Midwest Conference on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

July 10, 2012

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The department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) at the University of Notre Dame hosted the “Midwest Numerical Analysis Days 2012 on May 12 – 13, 2012. This two-day conference was organized to provide an opportunity for faculty, postdocs and graduate students in numerical analysis, scientific computing and modeling with applications to science and engineering to exchange ideas and promote new collaborations. The conference highlighted various active numerical analysis and scientific computing research programs in the Midwest and presented a broad spectrum of talks on current research and future prospects for applied and computational mathematics approaches and their applications. In addition, Ph.D. students were provided with a valuable learning experience in their research fields.

Notre Dame Chicago Commons host for the Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Physics of Bacterial Communities

June 28, 2012

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The University of Notre Dame Chicago Commons hosted a Workshop on the Physics of Bacterial Communities on June 11-12, 2012. The primary focus of the workshop was on the fundamental understanding of physical mechanisms governing microbial actions, including cellular responses to chemical and physical perturbations, interactions between cells, and coordination of these events over time and spatial scales. The goal of the workshop was to bring together some of the leading researchers in biophysics, biology, applied mathematicians, and computational science from the United States and Europe to discuss the latest developments in the field of the physics of bacterial communities, including swarming, quorum sensing, cell signaling, and biofilm formation and effects of bacterial activity on environment and health. The composition of workshop participants was a mix of well-established scientists and young promising scientists in the beginning of their scientific careers.…

R/Finance 2012: Applied Finance with R Conference Awards Li with Best Paper

May 18, 2012

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Jiahan Li, assistant professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, has received the 2012 Best Paper Award at the fourth annual R/Finance: Applied Finance with R Conference held in Chicago, IL on May 11 – 12, 2012. The two-day conference covered portfolio management, time series analysis, advanced risk tools, high-performance computing, econometrics and more, which was discussed within the context of using R as a primary tool for financial risk management, analysis and trading. Measuring the quantitative effects of monetary policy on the economy has been playing a central role in promoting economic growth and stability. Traditionally, low-dimensional vector autoregression model (VAR) is used to characterize the interplay between monetary policy shocks and a few economic variables. Motivated by the fact that numerous macroeconomic variables are actually observed by central banks and financial market participants, Li proposed a high-dimensional VAR model, which could handle hundreds of observed data series simultaneously, and increase the prediction accuracy as well as the robustness of monetary policy analysis in a data-rich environment. High-dimensional statistical techniques are used to identify relevant past information for forecasting the change of short-term interest rate as well as its impact on the whole economy. The framework and algorithms developed in this research help practitioners make more sense out of the observed economic data.…

Notre Dame Researchers Publish New Findings on Aging Pediatric Bruises

April 25, 2012

Notre Dame Researchers Publish New Findings on Aging Pediatric Bruises

Published: January 26, 2012.  University of Notre Dame

A multi-university research group which includes several University of Notre Dame faculty and graduate students, has recently published a paper detailing new work on the analysis and dating of human bruises. The research, which is funded by the Gerber Foundation, will have particular application to pediatric medicine, as bruise age is often key evidence in child abuse cases.

Researchers publish new findings on aging pediatric bruises

January 25, 2012

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A multi-university research group which includes several Notre Dame faculty and graduate students, has recently published a paper detailing new work on the analysis and dating of human bruises. The research, which is funded by the Gerber Foundation, will have particular application to pediatric medicine, as bruise age is often key evidence in child abuse cases.…