Summer 2020

Dear Friends of the Department, Welcome to our latest newsletter! During these extraordinary times, I look forward to updating you on our department activities and increasing our engagement with the…
Joseph H. Tien I have been fortunate to be part of an interdisciplinary team providing modeling support regarding COVID-19 dynamics in Ohio. These efforts began in early March when Grzegorz Rempala…
A New Kind of Mathematics Course Recently, the #ShutDownSTEM initiative called for a day of personal and institutional reflection on June 10, 2020, to contemplate the historical and present barriers…
There is a striking similarity between writing a computer program and proving a theorem. A computer program is a sequence of fine-grained instructions for realizing some desired computation. A proof…
This spring, two graduate students and a department lecturer won teaching awards: Dhir Patel received the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence for 2020, Nikolas…
Sergei Chmutov, professor of mathematics at Ohio State-Mansfield, was awarded the 2020 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award from the university's Office of Academic Success. This…
In 2018, a group of people concerned about the lack of minority representation among math honors students started a math summer camp for high school female students. The camp’s goal was to create a…
Our undergraduate team in the latest William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition exam competition featured phenomenal performances, with one of the team members ranking in the top 16 of all 4,229…
Since 2014, researchers in our department have been working together with Ohio State statisticians and computer scientists in a leading-edge multidisciplinary data-…