Virtual Recognition Event

Virtual Recognition Event

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of the Division of Applied Mathematics we offer sincere congratulations to our students for all your hard work, dedication and scholastic achievements throughout these many years with us.

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Professor and Chair, Yan Guo, congratulates Applied Mathematics Graduates


Professor Paul Dupuis, Director of Undergraduate Studies, congratulates Applied Mathematics Graduates


Professor Bjorn Sandstede congratulates Applied Mathematics Graduates


Professor Martin Maxey congratulates Applied Mathematics Graduates


Professor Matthew Harrison congratulates Applied Mathematics Graduates


Professor John Mallet-Paret congratulates Applied Mathematics Graduates


Professor Govind Menon congratulates Applied Mathematics Graduates


Graduate and Undergraduate Awardees 2020

Graduate Award Recipients 

  • Dunmu Ji Award: Colin McSwiggen
  • Stella Dafermos Award: Melissa McGuirl
  • David Gottlieb Memorial Award: Lu Lu
  • Sigma Xi Award: Zongyuan Li
  • Ostrach Fellowship: Taehee Lee
  • Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award:  Lu Lu

Undergraduate Award Recipients

Jerome L. Stein Memorial Award for Undergraduate Excellence:  John Nicklas and Sarah Pugliese

Rohn Truell Premium Prize:  Miriam Gordin

Honors Theses 2020

De-Identifying Electronic Health Records using Biomedically Trained Word Embeddings.
Abdullah Ahmed
Concentration Advisor: Hui Wang, Applied Mathematics; George Konidaris, Computer Science
Primary Advisor: Carsten Eichkhoff, Computer Science
Secondary Advisor: Yeonjong Shi, Applied Mathematics

Using Walsh Coefficients to Build Fitness Landscapes and learn about the Effects of Higher-Order Epistasis
Gabrielle Ferra
Concentration Advisor:  Bjorn Sandstede, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Lorin Crawford, Public Health, Biostatistics
Secondary Advisor:  Charles Lawrence, Applied Mathematics

Interacting Markov Chains on Random Graphs
Miriam Gordin
Concentration Advisor:  Kavita Ramanan, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor: Kavita Ramanan, Applied Mathematics
Second Advisor:  Stuart Geman, Applied Mathematics

Learning to Generate More Precise Noisy Labels for Weak Supervision
Angie Kim
Concentration Advisor:  Bjorn Sandstede, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Stephen Bach, Computer Science
Secondary Advisor:  Bjorn Sandstede, Applied Mathematics

Data Analysis with Space Filling Curves
Oh Joon Kwon
Concentration Advisor:  Hongjie Dong, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Matthew Harrison, Applied Mathematics
Secondary Advisor:  James Tompkin, Computer Science

Study of Novel Factors Involved in Transposon Silencing and Aging
Julianna Liu
Concentration Advisor:  Paul Dupuis, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Stephen Helfand, Biology & Medicine
Secondary Advisor:  Charles Lawrence, Applied Mathematics

Floating Bio-Particulates as SRM: A Control Problem
John Matthew Nicklas
Concentration Advisor:  Anastasios Matzavinos, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Charles Lawrence, Applied Mathematics
Secondary Advisor:  Baylor Fox-Kemper, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

A Mathematical Investigation of the Neural Dynamics Underlying EEG Signals
Sarah Pugliese
Concentration Advisor:  Matthew Harrison, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Stephanie Jones, Biomed Neuroscience
Secondary Advisor:  Matthew Harrison, Applied Mathematics

Grouped Variable Importance in Deep Neural Networks
Kayla Scharfstein
Concentration Advisor:  Hui Wang, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Lorin Crawford, Public Health, Biostatistics
Secondary Advisor:  Hui Wang, Applied Mathematics
Third Advisor:  Ritambhara Singh, Computer Science

Decision Making Under Model from Uncertainties
Runhan Xie
Concentration Advisor:  Bjorn Sandstede, Applied Mathematics
Primary Advisor:  Paul Dupuis, Applied Mathematics
Secondary Advisor:  Anastasios Matzavinos, Applied Mathematics