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mathematical sciences Accomplishments

May 1, 2018
Xiangxue Xiao and Yingke Xu (both Environmental and Occupational Health and Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine), and Bowen Liu (Math and NIPM) recently published findings in Osteoporosis International, a high-impact peer-reviewed medical journal published by Springer that is an official journal of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The graduate students’ findings resulted from projects they worked on while enrolled in EAB 788 in spring 2017, a course taught by professor Qing Wu (Environmental and Occupational Health and NIPM) that focuses on logic and application of meta-analysis in public health. Xiao and Xu published “Thiazide Diuretic Usage and Risk of Fracture: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies” on March 25. Liu published “Depression and Risk of Fracture and Bone Loss: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies” on March 12.

Apr 20, 2018
In January, Jichun Li, (Mathematics), was appointed as one of the managing editors for the journal Computers & Mathematics with Applications, one of the important international journals on computational mathematics. He has been serving on the editorial board since January 2012.

Apr 9, 2018
Jichun Li (Math) and collaborators published a paper "Mathematical Analysis and Finite Element Time Domain Simulation of Arbitrary Star-Shaped Electromagnetic Cloaks" in the top-tier journal SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis in January. In March, he published a paper "Regularity Analysis of Metamaterial Maxwell’s Equations with Random Coefficients and Initial Conditions" in the highly ranked journal "Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering".      

Mar 12, 2018
Hokwon Cho (Math) has been selected as this year's winner of the Graduate College's Outstanding Graduate Faculty Leadership Award. The award recognizes graduate faculty who demonstrate leadership by, for example, serving on committees; mentoring graduate students; and engaging in, leading, or significantly advancing efforts that help move the university toward impactful graduate education, research, scholarship, or creative activity.

Mar 5, 2018
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) presented a solo paper, "Liminality Through a Mathematical Prism"  in a panel on Death Liminality and Cultural Expression, at the 30th annual conference of the Far West Popular Culture Association held in Las Vegas Feb. 23-25.

Dec 15, 2017
Arthur Baragar (Math) recently spoke at the Princeton/Institute for Advanced Studies number theory seminar. His talk was titled "From Counting Markoff Triples to Apollonian Packings; a Path via Elliptic K3 Surfaces and their Ample Cones." 

Dec 14, 2017
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) is the author of Via Bhatinda: A Braid of Reflected Memoirs, Volume II, which was published this month. This is his 10th solo book in the last seven years.

Jun 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by the following 11 colleges/programs: Allied Health Sciences Community Health Sciences CSUN Engineering Fine Arts Honors Liberal Arts Nursing OUR-UNLV Provost's office Sciences A full list of recipients is available online. To learn more about their projects, attend the Summer Undergraduate Research Forum on Aug. 9.  

May 8, 2017
Sharang Chaudhry (Math) and Jessica Nave-Blodgett (Psychology) recently were named by the Graduate College as recipients of the 2017-18 UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship.The fellowship is made possible by funds from the UNLV Foundation. This prestigious award is granted over four semesters to doctoral students in the final two years of their program. Nave-Blodgett is working toward a doctoral degree in psychology. Her adviser is professor Joel Snyder. Chaudhry is pursing a doctoral degree in mathematical sciences and is being advised by professor Kaushik Ghosh.

Apr 25, 2017
Visiting Lecturer Chyna Miller, Mathematics Learning Center, has been selected from more than 500 applicants nationwide to participate in a workshop held at Tufts University that discusses how mathematics can be applied to gerrymandering issues in political districts in the United States. The first three days of the program are open to the public and available online. Selected attendees of the program’s final two days will participate in one of three specialized tracks on giving expert testimony, teaching, and working with geographic-information systems (Najmabadi, 2017). Chyna is a selected participant for the educator-track program and will join 100 educators in Boston this August.