During his semester sabbatical leave, Associate Professor of Mathematics Leo Lee has served as visiting professor at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, teaching courses in computational and applied mathematics for both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Lee has also given several research talks on stochastic partial differential equations at Yonsei University and Sogang University and recently published the paper “An Optimization Based Domain Decomposition Method for PDEs with Random Inputs” in the journal Computers & Mathematics with Applications. In addition, Dr. Lee has served as the symposium chair for mathematics and statistics for the US-Korea Conference 2015.
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Professor Julius Esunge from the Department of Mathematics attended the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in January, held this year in Baltimore. At the meeting Dr. Esunge participated in the mini-course “Game Theory – path to quantitative literacy” and also served as a judge for the annual MAA undergraduate research poster session.
Professor Jangwoon “Leo” Lee presented his latest research at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in January, held this year in Baltimore. Dr. Lee’s talk was titled “An Optimization Based Domain Decomposition Method for PDEs with Random Inputs.”
In January three mathematics majors presented their research at the annual AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Md., which is the largest mathematics conference in the world. Kim Hildebrand presented “Using Independent Bernoulli Random Variables to Model Gender Hiring Practices” (advisor: Dr. Debra Hydorn), Casey Howren presented “A Numerical Analysis of the SIR Model for Modeling Epidemics” (advisor: Dr. Leo Lee), and Dane Lawhorne presented “The Fundamental Groups of the Digital Line and Circles” (advisor: Dr. Randall Helmstutler). The students presented as part of the MAA’s undergraduate student poster session, and Dane Lawhorne was given special recognition as an outstanding presenter in the session.