Congratulations go to Antonio Rubio, who was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Barcelona, Spain. Antonio, a Ph.D. student in mathematics, is working with John Lopez, and will begin his studies in Barcelona this September.
Congratulations to Chad Gonzales for receiving one of the ten best student evaluations for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. As a recipient of a 1.00 student evaluation, Chad is a member of the departments' "Hit List" for the Fall 2006 semester.
Congratulations to Karyn Sutton on her position as a visiting researcher at the Center for Research in Scientific Computation, working with Professor H. T. Banks at North Carolina State University. Karyn will be learning the mathematical and statistical foundations of parameter estimation and techniques for combining mathematical modeling with longitudinal data.
Congratulations to Eunha Shim on her three-year post doctoral research appointment at Yale University. Euhna is joining Professor Galvani's research group at Yale Medical School, in the department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Eunha's role in Professor Alison Galavni's group involves developing and analyzing socioeconomic models of infectious disease epidemiology. Her research will focus on integrating epidemiology, evolutionary ecology and economics in order to explore cost-effectiveness of new vaccines using game theory. Eunha will also be graduating with her Ph.D. Mathematics in May 2007.
Congratulations go out to Karyn Sutton at Arizona State
University. Karyn was chosen as a new recipient for a scholarship administered
by the ARCS Foundation. The scholarship, with a monetary value of $6,000, is
for the 2006 - 2007 academic school year. Karyn's scholarship was donated by
Sandra Matteucci. For more information on the ARCS Foundation, please
visit their website at
Congratulations to Kevin Flores at Arizona State University for receiving one of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Research Fellowship Awards. This year's competition was very competitive with over 100 proposals submitted and roughly one third awarded. The awardees span a wide range of programs throughout ASU's graduate and professional programs. The GPSA Research Grant Competition is an annual program administered by GPSA and sponsored by the Division of Graduate Students and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs Award recipients receive up to $2000 towards masters and dissertation projects.
Congratulations go out to Ryan Hernandez at Cornell University. Ryan was chosen as one of four recipients of the Vertebrate Genomics fellowship, funded by Cornell University. The fellowship provides one year of funding and an additional amount for discretionary funds. Ryan received this prestigious award on the basis of his project proposal to individuals studying in the field of genomics. His project is “The Effect of Mutation Biases on Patterns of Polymorphism and Divergence”.
Congratulations to the following MTBI/SUMS 2006 participants on the recognition they received for their poster presentation at the SIAM/SMB 2006 Conference. Their research project, entitled "The Impact of the Sleeper Effect and Relapse on the Dynamics of Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents", was co-authored by Odalys Colon-Rentas, Leonard Gordon, Ludguier Montejo and Pamela Reitsma.