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March 30, 2015

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8:28 PM | #MAA100
Mathematical Association of America posted a photo: Celebrating MAA's Centennial at KSMAA .
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5:30 PM | A trip to Kolkata, India for the SAMSI and ISI Environmental Statistics Workshop
The following was written by Stacey Alexeeff, NSF postdoctoral fellow. Thirty hours of travel brought me from Colorado to New Jersey to Mumbai, and finally to Kolkata, India for the VI-MSS Workshop on Environmental Statistics. Jointly organized by the Indian … Continue reading →
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5:20 PM | The intersection of motherhood and graduate school: the good, the bad, and the cute babies
The conversation of balancing work and life is not new to the mathematics community. Moreover, the question of how to balance raising a family while (fill in the blank with any step in an academic’s career path) has received much … Continue reading →
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3:35 PM | [DMANET] SSS 2015 Deadline Extension
* Due to numerous requests the deadline of SSS 2015 (sss15.cs.ualberta.ca) is extended to April 7, 2015 (UTC-12) * ******************************************************************************* Call for Papers ******************************************************************************* 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 18-21 August 2015 sss15.cs.ualberta.ca Proceedings to be published as a […]
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2:23 PM | Nancy Kopell and Bard Ermentrout receive Mathematical Neuroscience Prize
Dr. Nancy Kopell of Boston University and Dr. Bard Ermentrout of the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded the Mathematical Neuroscience Prize. Kopell was awarded for her work in mathematical analysis of the nervous system functions, and Ermentrout was recognized for his classic work in mathematical biology. Each received a $100,000 prize. Kopell and Ermentrout are both SIAM Fellows.   […]
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1:22 PM | [DMANET] PhD + PostDoc positions in Theoretical Computer Science
The Computer Science institute of the University of Tartu, Estonia, seeks to fill 1 PhD position 1 Postdoc position in Theoretical Computer Science. PhD position ----------------- * 4-year PhD program (in English) * salary: 1000 Euros after tax (125% of Estonian avg. net income) * no teaching duties, but teaching is possible * vibrant institute with lots of international PhD students An excellent background in mathematics, particularly probability + discrete math is required. For […]
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10:12 AM | [DMANET] One PhD Position in Random Graphs and Combinatorics at TU Graz
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------One PhD Position in Random Graphs and Combinatorics at TU Graz ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates with interest and experience in random graphs, probabilistic combinatorics, analytic combinatorics, graph theory.http://www.math.tugraz.at/~kang/PhDposition-DK2015.pdfThe successful PhD candidate will […]

March 29, 2015

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11:29 PM | [DMANET] CFP - JCDCG^2 2015, Sept, 14-16, Kyoto, Japan
--- 1st Call For Papers --- The 18th Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry and Graphs (JCDCG^2 2015) Date: September 14--16, 2015 Conference Site: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Web Site: http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takazawa/JCDCGG2015/ Submission Deadline: July 1, 2015 ---- The 18th Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry and Graphs (JCDCG^2 2015) will be held on September 14-16, 2015 at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall, […]
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10:59 PM | CFP - JCDCG^2 2015, Sept, 14-16, Kyoto, Japan
[apologies for cross posting] --- 1st Call For Papers --- The 18th Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry and Graphs (JCDCG^2 2015) Date: September 14--16, 2015 Conference Site: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Web Site: http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takazawa/JCDCGG2015/ Submission Deadline: July 1, 2015 ---- The 18th Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry and Graphs (JCDCG^2 2015) will be held on September 14-16, 2015 at […]
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4:16 PM | Graders, anonymous
In the last few weeks, I have been driven, from different sources, to think about potential biases in grading. From what can we do to prevent bias in our grading, to protect ourselves from bias accusations, these ideas have been … Continue reading →
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10:47 AM | Peeps
How many Peeps are sold at Easter time each year? Treat your students to some authentic and delicious math as they estimate, consider reasonability, determine necessary info, problem solve and conduct random samplings. The activity, hints and data are below. CCSS: 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2,…Read more →
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5:04 AM | [DMANET] IEEE BigDataSE2015 CFP – Deadline extended to April 20, 2015 (firm)
The 9th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering(IEEE BigDataSE-15)http://comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/20-22 August 2015, Helsinki, FinlandLatest news:6 Keynotes and 4 workshops announcedImportant DatesSubmission Deadline: March 31, 2015 -> extended to April 20, 2015 (firm)Authors Notification: May 31, 2015Final Manuscript Due: July 1, 2015Big data is an emerging paradigm applied to datasets whose size is beyondthe ability of commonly used software tools to capture, […]
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5:02 AM | [DMANET] IEEE TrustCom2015 CFP – Deadline extended to April 20, 2015 (firm)
The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy inComputing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15)http://comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/20-22 August 2015, Helsinki, FinlandLatest news:6 Keynotes, 7 workshops and 1 tutorial announcedImportant DatesSubmission Deadline: March 31, 2015 -> extended to April 20, 2015 (Firm)Authors Notification: May 31, 2015Final Manuscript Due: July 1, 2015With the rapid development and increasing complexity of computer systemsand communication […]

March 28, 2015

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2:03 PM | [DMANET] 2nd Call for Participation - CPAIOR 2015
******************** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CP-AI-OR 2015 ******************** The Twelfth International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR) techniques in Constraint Programming (CPAIOR 2015) invites participants to register for the conference. Conference Location: Barcelona, Spain Conference Dates: May 18 - May 22, 2015 Conference Website: http://www.cpaior2015.uconn.edu/ Conference Series: […]
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6:00 AM | La poursuite du lièvre par un chien
La poursuite du lièvre par un chien : quelques 'illustrations du problème des deux courriers au Moyen-Âge et au début du XVème siècle. - Histoire des Mathématiques / Piste bleue, featured
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12:59 AM | Compartmentalizing your life
These last five weeks I have been traveling every week while trying to juggle my teaching, research, and family responsibilities. Thankfully I have successfully fulfilled all my teaching and service responsibilities! Even if this meant almost no sleep, I was … Continue reading →

March 27, 2015

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7:33 PM | The Abel Prize goes to John Nash & Louis Nirenberg
The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has announced that the Abel Prize for 2015 will go to American mathematicians John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” Read full details on the Abel Prize website. by
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6:47 PM | Book Review: “What the Best College Teachers Do” by Ken Bain, 2004
Book review by Richard Elwes: Open a typical book on the theory of pedagogy, and all too often one is confronted by a morass of impenetrable and, one often suspects, unnecessary jargon. So it is a particular pleasure to read … Continue reading →
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3:09 PM | George Mason University SIAM chapter volunteers in MATHCOUNTS competitions
Diego Torrejon of the George Mason University SIAM student chapter writes:  The Northern Virginia Regional 32nd MATHCOUNTS competitions were held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Glasgow Middle School in Alexandria, VA and at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, VA. These chapters include schools in Fairfax and Arlington counties as well as the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax […]
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2:57 PM | UMBC Chapter Hosts Event on the Transition from Grad School to a Career
Sarah Swatski, Vice President of the SIAM Student Chapter at UMBC, writes:  On Wednesday, March 11, the UMBC SIAM Student Chapter hosted Navigating the Transition from Grad School to a Career.  We were very pleased to have Susan Hindle, Assistant Director for Internships and Employment with the UMBC Career Center as well as Dr. Bedrich Sousedik […]
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2:51 PM | A short film about abstraction
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12:31 PM | MAA Committees: Your Opportunity to G​i​ve Back to Our Community
Did you know MAA has​ 100 committees? From editorial boards to curriculum committees, from competitions to meetings, committees are critical to MAA's success. MAA members who contribute their time and expertise to serve make a real difference, both for the Association and for the entire mathematical sciences enterprise. Are you or someone you know ready to get involved and make a difference? Nominate yourself or a colleague using the online​ nomination​ form.
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11:20 AM | [DMANET] Call for Participation: FPS 2015 -- 8th Int. Symposium on Foundations and Practice of Security, Oct. 26-28, Clermont-Ferrand, France, LNCS proceedings
Call for Papers===============**The 8th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS 2015), Clermont-Ferrand, France, 26-28 October 2015.**Conference Website------------------<http://confiance-numerique.clermont-universite.fr/fps2015/>Scope-----Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of anincreasingly inter-connected world has become vital to the normalfunctioning of all aspects of our world. Security has emerged as animportant scientific […]
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4:00 AM | Jane Ye awarded the 2015 CMS Krieger-Nelson prize for research excellence
University of Victoria professor Jane J. Ye is the recipient of the 2015 Krieger-Nelson Prize for her outstanding research contributions. Jane’s research includes optimization, optimal control theory and variational analysis, and its application in economics, engineering, management science, operations research and statistics. She has published over 70 articles and her work has been cited in almost 700 articles.
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3:45 AM | from Jakob Nordstrom: Still some open slots for the 2nd Swedish Summer School in Computer Science
This is just to spread the information that there are still some open slots for the 2nd Swedish Summer School in Computer Science (http://s3cs.csc.kth.se/). In particular, we would be happy to accept some more applicants for the (very attractive) SEK 3000 rate including full board and lodging. The summer school will be held from June 28 to July 4 in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago. It runs for a full week Monday-Friday, with arrival on Sunday evening and departure Saturday morning. It […]
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3:00 AM | Mars 2015, 4ème défi
Pour la deuxième année, chaque semaine, un défi du calendrier mathématique... - Défis du Calendrier Mathématique / Carrousel

March 26, 2015

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5:44 PM | A Big Week at CTEq
We're not usually one to blow our own horn, but it's been a banner week here at Change the Equation!  We've had lots going on and news to share.  At Monday's White House Science Fair, President Obama, in addition to being dazzled by the projects and quizzed by a group of pint-sized Supergirl scientists, Tags:  Start with STEM, science, STEMworks
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5:19 PM | [DMANET] Final Call for Papers - 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015)
Call for Papers ******************************************************************************* 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 18-21 August 2015 sss15.cs.ualberta.ca Proceedings to be published as a Springer LNCS […]
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4:16 PM | Beautiful physics
In our Researching the unknown project we explored what physicists at Queen Mary University of London get up to. As part of the project the designer Charles Trevelyan produced these four beautiful posters, which are our images of the week. Feel free to download and print them out, to adorn your classroom, bedroom or wherever you'd like to see them! Simply click on the images to download a pdf.read more
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2:32 PM | Verification Mentoring Workshop Student Scholarships
Verification Mentoring Workshop 2015: CALL for Applications for Student Travel Scholarships ----------------------------------------------------- We are organizing a new one-day workshop called the Verification Mentoring Workshop (VMW). It is co-located with the International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV), to be held in San Francisco, July 18-24, 2015. CAV is a premier conference in the area of verification, dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of […]
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