Mostafa Hassan, of Greenfield, Wisconsin, has been named 1 of 4 Goldwater Scholars for the UW this year. He will graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer engineering. He is a …

# Students

## Putnam Exam Results for UW Undergrads Impressive

The UW has scored 15th nationwide in the annual Putnam competition. Sivakorn Sanguanmoo received an honorable mention. Two undergrads, Sivakorn Sanguanmoo and Ruiting Tong, made the top 200. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the …

## Alumna teaches math through knitting

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features Sara Jensen, a UW–Madison alumna and professor at Carthage College (Ph.D., 2014, Isaacs), who teaches students math through knitting. And we’re not just talking potholders. Someone actually knitted a working Rubik’s …

## Support plus drive equals success

A supportive environment helped a group of female graduate students in mathematics reach lofty goals. Already a leader in the number of women hired as faculty members, the department hopes to continue improving the experience …

## University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student awarded Department of Energy fellowship

Jason Turner, a doctoral candidate in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Turner, from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is in Samuel Stechmann’s group. Only …

## Putnam Exam Results Highlight Excellence at UW

The UW-Madison Department of Mathematics participated in the national annual Putnam Exam this fall. Sivakorn Sanguanmoo received an honorable mention, which is a very high honor on this competitive test. There was a team of …

## Math Teaching Assistants Win Campus Wide Awards

Two of our talented Math graduate students have been honored with campus-wide teaching awards. Soumya Sankar has won the Exceptional Service Award and Di Fang has won the Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award. Of over 2000 …

## UW Students Perform Well on Virginia Tech Math Contest

On October 24, 2018, several math students took the Virginia Tech Math Contest. The Virginia Tech Contest is similar to the Putnam Exam, but perhaps somewhat easier; this year 94 schools from 29 states …

## Jiuya Wang wins AWM Dissertation prize

Jiuya Wang (Melanie Wood, Advisor, 2018) has won the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Dissertation Prize. This prize is awarded to three outstanding Ph.D. dissertations presented by female mathematical scientists a year. Jiuya Wang …

## Roch and former student win Best Paper Award at top computational biology conference

Math faculty Sebastien Roch and former Ph.D. student Kun-Chieh (Jason) Wang won Best Paper Award at the prestigious 22nd Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) 2018. Their submission “Circular Networks from …