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Obituary: Carla D. Martin '05

Obituary: Carla D. Martin '05

November 24, 2015

The applied mathematics community suffered a major loss when Carla Dee Martin '05 was killed in tragic circumstances on October 27, 2015. read more

Einstein’s First Proof

Einstein’s First Proof

November 15, 2015

Professor Steve Strogatz wrote a piece for The New Yorker titled, "Einstein's First Proof." read more

Delchamps receives excellence in teaching award

Delchamps receives excellence in teaching award

November 6, 2015

David Delchamps, Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Engineering. read more

Wagner receives award for teaching distinction

Wagner receives award for teaching distinction

November 6, 2015

Aaron Wagner, Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the Douglas Whitney ’61 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Engineering. read more

Rafael Pass's ANONIZE gains recognition on front page of Wired

Rafael Pass's ANONIZE gains recognition on front page of Wired

October 16, 2015

Rafael Pass created a crytographically secure anonymous survey system called ANONIZE which has gained recognition in a Wired article. read more

Éva Tardos named editor-in-chief of ACM journal

Éva Tardos named editor-in-chief of ACM journal

September 21, 2015

Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery. read more

Donations help create 'supercomputer' for students

Donations help create 'supercomputer' for students

September 10, 2015

State of the art donated equipment by Intel and Dell will create a computer cluster dedicated to a course on parallel computing. read more

CAM's Stillman among "The 10 Best Professors At Cornell University"

CAM's Stillman among "The 10 Best Professors At Cornell University"

August 6, 2015

Business Insider includes CAM field member Michael Stillman among Cornell's 10 best professors. read more

CAM's Hood, Bindel win two awards for "Localization Theorems for Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems"

CAM's Hood, Bindel win two awards for "Localization Theorems for Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems"

July 16, 2015

Amanda Hood and David Bindel have been awarded the 2015 SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize. read more

Halpern named a 2015 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Halpern named a 2015 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 19, 2015

Joe Halpern has been named a 2015 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors "the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, business and... read more

Rock-paper-scissors may explain evolutionary 'games' in nature

Rock-paper-scissors may explain evolutionary 'games' in nature

May 11, 2015

Steven Strogatz and Danielle Toupo, Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Applied Mathematics, decided to get to the root of what happens when players switch strategies mid-game. read more

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

April 29, 2015

Jon Kleinberg has been named the recipient of the 2014 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, given to an individual selected for career contributions that have breadth in computer science or across... read more

John Guckenheimer to give 2015 Jürgen Moser Lecture

John Guckenheimer to give 2015 Jürgen Moser Lecture

April 17, 2015

John Guckenheimer has been selected to give the 2015 Jürgen Moser Lecture at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems in May. read more

Shoemaker to receive ASCE-EWRI 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

Shoemaker to receive ASCE-EWRI 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

April 9, 2015

CAM field member Christine Shoemaker has been selected by the ASCE-EWRI as recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. read more

Steven Strogatz wins Lewis Thomas science writing prize

Steven Strogatz wins Lewis Thomas science writing prize

March 10, 2015

Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, has won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science. He will be honored at a March 30 reception at Rockefeller... read more

Shmoys on the mathematics of snow removal

Shmoys on the mathematics of snow removal

February 23, 2015

Professor David Shmoys weighs in on the mathematics of snow removal in Wired.com article. read more

Kozen honored for theoretical computer science work

Kozen honored for theoretical computer science work

February 23, 2015

Dexter Kozen, Ph.D. ’77, the Joseph Newton Pew Jr. Professor in Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science for "pioneering and seminal work.” read more

Liu, Todd elected to National Academy of Engineering

Liu, Todd elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 16, 2015

Philip Liu and Michael Todd have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Liu and Todd join 33 current or former Cornell faculty who are NAE members. read more

Adrian Lewis presents invited lecture to the International Congress of Mathematicians

Adrian Lewis presents invited lecture to the International Congress of Mathematicians

February 9, 2015

The world’s top mathematicians have been invited to speak at the quadrennial conference. read more

Mike Todd elected to NAE

Mike Todd elected to NAE

February 5, 2015

Mike Todd has been elected to The National Academy of Engineering (NAE). read more

CAM alum combines tech, creativity with Fly app

CAM alum combines tech, creativity with Fly app

February 2, 2015

If you hear Tim Novikoff, Ph.D. '13, speak and you're of a certain age, you might recognize him as the voice of Jeffy from MTV's "Daria" animated series from the mid-1990s. read more

Professor Stillman named 2015 AMS Fellow

Professor Stillman named 2015 AMS Fellow

January 23, 2015

Professor Michael Stillman has been named a 2015 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). read more