October 1, 2020

Lee Publishes Research Article in Applied Mathematics and Computation

Professor of Mathematics Leo Lee

Professor of Mathematics Leo Lee

Professor of Mathematics Leo Lee saw the recent publication of his paper “A Domain Decomposition Algorithm for Optimal Control Problems Governed by Elliptic PDEs with Random Inputs” in the Journal of the Applied Mathematics and Computation.

Summer Science Symposium Showcases Student Research

Temperatures soared yesterday, but Allison Grant was cool and calm as she explained how climate change has disproportionately affected low income neighborhoods that are impacted to a greater degree by heat. “Redlining was outlawed over 50 years ago,” said the UMW senior, citing the discriminatory lending practice that prevented minorities from purchasing homes. “Yet it […]

Alumna, COO Scales Cybersecurity Career

Megan Carter Shepherd ’94 double majored in math and computer science while also breaking records for the Mary Washington swim team. She’s now the COO of SimVentions, an engineering services company in Stafford.

Megan Carter Shepherd ’94 double majored in math and computer science while also breaking records for the Mary Washington swim team. She’s now the COO of SimVentions, an engineering services company in Stafford.

Throughout her four-year college career, Megan Carter Shepherd ’94 broke records with the Mary Washington swim team, winning championships and earning a top spot in the Capital Athletic Conference.

“Cybersecurity wasn’t even something that was discussed when I first graduated,” Shepherd said of her field, which employs only about 20 percent women, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. “Now it’s at the forefront of everything.”

But Goolrick Pool wasn’t the only place she made a splash. Double majoring in math and computer science, Shepherd dove into numbers, equations and formulas – expertise she relies on in her new role as chief operating officer of SimVentions. The Stafford-based engineering services company counts the Navy, Marine Corps and NSWC Dahlgren as customers. Protecting clients’ data, assets and information is more important than ever, she said, since many organizations have shifted to telework due to COVID-19.

She encourages those beginning their careers to secure a cybersecurity certification, like the one UMW introduced last fall. She also recommends finding a mentor and establishing relationships with professors like the ones she found at Mary Washington. Read more.

Alumna, COO Scales Cybersecurity Career

Throughout her four-year college career, Megan Carter Shepherd ’94 broke records with the Mary Washington swim team, winning championships and earning a top spot in the Capital Athletic Conference. But Goolrick Pool wasn’t the only place she made a splash. Double majoring in math and computer science, Shepherd dove into numbers, equations and formulas – […]

Alumna, COO Scales Cybersecurity Career

Throughout her four-year college career, Megan Carter Shepherd ’94 broke records with the Mary Washington swim team, winning championships and earning a top spot in the Capital Athletic Conference. But Goolrick Pool wasn’t the only place she made a splash. Double majoring in math and computer science, Shepherd dove into numbers, equations and formulas – […]

Chiang Published Article in MJM in Europe

Yuan-Jen Chiang, Professor of Mathematics, published a research article “Exponentially Harmonic Maps, Gauss Maps and Gauss Sections” in the Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics in Europe.

Professor of Mathematics Yuan-Jen Chiang

Lee Assists Fredericksburg-Area Health Officials with Charts of Local COVID-19 Cases

Associate Professor of Mathematics Leo Lee

Associate Professor of Mathematics Leo Lee

An article in The Free Lance-Star, “Fredericksburg-area health officials say ‘worst is probably still ahead of us’,” mentioned the contributions of Associate Professor of Mathematics Leo Lee, who is working with Dr. Donald Stern, acting director of Rappahannock Area Health District, to develop charts that show “the true number of new cases” locally. Health experts in Virginia have said we still have yet to see the peak and are projecting even higher numbers of diagnoses in the coming weeks. Read more.

Chiang Published Article in CVPDEs in Europe

Professor of Mathematics Yuan-Jen Chiang

Yuan-Jen Chiang, Professor of Mathematics, coauthored a research article “Exponentially Subelliptic Harmonic Maps from the Heisenberg Group into a Sphere” in the Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations by Springer in Europe. This is a joint work with Professor Sorin Dragomir with his Ph.D. student in Italy.

Konieczny Presents at Joint Mathematics Meetings

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics, gave a talk, Maximal Commutative Subsemigroups of a Finite Semigroup, at the AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Semigroup Theory, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Denver Colorado, January 2020. The talks at the special session were by invitation only. Konieczny’s talk contained the research done during the sabbatical leave in the fall of 2017.

Konieczny Publishes in Journal of Algebra

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics, co-authored a research article, Conjugacy in inverse semigroups,  published in the Journal of Algebra. The journal’s website reads:

“The Journal of Algebra is a leading international journal and publishes papers that demonstrate high quality research results in algebra and related computational aspects. Only the very best and most interesting papers are to be considered for publication in the journal. With this in mind, it is important that the contribution offer a substantial result that will have a lasting effect upon the field.”