Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Here are a few of the many interesting developments in the department:We are excited to welcome the following new faculty members:
- Dr. Laura Bernhofen's degree is in mathematics, but with a concentration in statistics, from Syracuse University. She has taught both subjects, as well as economics, most recently at the University of Nottingham, but also at Clark University and Syracuse. She has also coached girls' basketball, and was until recently the secretary of the Nottinghamshire Basketball Association.
- Dr. Avraham Bourla, who graduated from the University of Connecticut two years ago, studies Diophantine approximation, symbolic dynamics and related things. He has taught a wide variety of courses in mathematics, and some in statistics. Prior to his mathematical studies, he worked as a computer programmer and as a technical writer.
Dr. Sean Carver has a degree in applied mathematics from Cornell, and has held research positions at Maryland, Yale, and Johns Hopkins. He has taught courses in mechanical engineering, calculus, and neuroscience, and has published in computational biology.
- Dr. Kevin Duke, who graduated form the University of Maryland a year ago, studies sampling theory, image processing, and related things. He spent several years as a research assistant at the Norbert Wiener Center.
- Dr. Adam Knapp has a degree from Michigan State, and just served as a Ritt Assistant Professor at Columbia. He studies low-dimensional topology, and has taught a wide variety of courses, ranging from College Algebra to Algebraic Topology.
- Dr. Colm Mulcahy, who received his degree from Cornell, is on leave from Spelman College, where he has taught a wide variety of courses over the past 25 years. Active in the MAA, he is part of the Martin Gardner centennial committee, and suggested next year's theme for Mathematics Awareness Week. He maintains a mathematical blog, occasionally writes for the Huffington Post, and has presented many MAA mini-courses. His book on mathematical card tricks appeared this summer.
- This summer we welcomed our fifth class of students to our Math for America program. This program, in conjunction with the School of Education, Teaching, and Health and the Carnegie Institution, trains outstanding mathematics graduates from around the country to teach in the DC schools.
- We offer a new two-course sequence last spring and this fall: Biostatistics (Stat 320), and Topics in Advanced Biostatistics (Stat 517). Stat 320 examines how basic and advanced statistical methods are utilized within the fields of biology, medicine, and public health. Stat 517 provides introduction to the contemporary methodologies used to solve problems in the four major areas of modern-day biomedical science: clinical trials, epidemiology, survival analysis, and bioinformatics. All interested students and working professionals from the Washington DC area, looking to complete their degree or to enroll in a certificate program, are welcome — see Biostatistics Poster.
- Our statistical consulting lab is in its fifth year of service to AU graduate students and faculty who need statistical help with their research.
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