Accomplishments: Department of Mathematical Sciences

June 22, 2020
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) earlier this month gave an invited webinar on ‘The Metamorphosis of Classroom Teaching in the Post Pandemic World: National and International Perspectives." It was organized by Mentorx and KR College of Education (Faridabad), which is affiliated with Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University (India). He is the author of Plums, Peaches and Pears of Education.  
June 9, 2020
Farhad Shokoohi (Math) has been awarded a COBRE pilot grant of $25,000 for the proposed project titled "Differentially Methylated Cytosine Identification via Functional Regression Model" from The National Institute of General Medical Sciences / National Institute of Health for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021.
March 12, 2020
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) judged mathematics and computer science projects that local high school students entered in the Beal Bank USA Southern Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair hosted by the College of Sciences this month. 
March 2, 2020
Satish Bhatnagar (Math) chaired a creativity panel and also presented a paper, "Mathematical Foundations of My Creative Writings," during the 32nd annual conference of the Far West Popular Culture Association held in the Palace Station Hotel and Casino last month. Felicia Campbell (English) is its founder and organizer. The paper is posted on Facebook.
January 22, 2020
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) presented a paper, "Making Proofs Palatable," at the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting held in Denver earlier this month. The travel to the conference was partially supported by the University Faculty Travel Committee.  
November 18, 2019
Jason Park (Math) has had his research published in the International Journal of Statistics and Probability. The article is "Random Measure Algebras under O-dot Product and Morse-Transue Integral Convolution."
November 14, 2019
Jason Park (Math) presented a talk at the fall western sectional meeting of the American Mathematical Society. The meeting was held at the University of California, Riverside earlier this month. The topic was "Algebra of Random Measures."
October 24, 2019
Hokwon Cho (Math) and Zhou Wang, '15 PhD Mathematical Sciences, recently published a paper, "On Fixed-Width Confidence Limits for the Risk Ratio with Sequential Sampling," in the American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences.  
May 7, 2019
Hokwon Cho (Math) published "Two-Stage Procedure of Fixed-Width Confidence Intervals for the Risk Ratio" in the Springer journal, Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability. The article provides the two-stage sampling design and its procedure for obtaining fixed-width confidence intervals and optimal sample sizes for the risk ratio or relative risk in the decision-theoretic framework.
March 30, 2019
William R. Speer (Math Learning Center) was honored this month as the recipient of the James W. Heddens Distinguished Service Award presented by the Research Council on Mathematics Learning at the 46th annual meeting of the organization at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
January 31, 2019
Five College of Sciences faculty exhibited posters at the UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo Jan. 29.  Gabriel Judkins (Geosciences) and Rex Suba: "Embedding Accessibility in Course Development" Elana Paladino (Sciences): "Mentoring meetings increase student performance on 'high stakes' projects in STEM" Viktoria Savatorova (Mathematical Sciences): "Active Learning and Transparency in Teaching Gateway Mathematics Courses" Alison Sloat (Sciences): "Pre-tests Improve Students’ Critical Thinking"...
November 8, 2018
Mary Blankenship (Sciences and Brookings Institute) was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun for her opinion editorial, "Lincoln Memorial Reminds Us Who We Are and Can Still Be."  She is a student with a double major in chemistry and math as well as a Brookings public policy minor.