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Department welcomes new Term Assistant Professor Jingjing Lyu

In Winter 2019 the department welcomed new Term Assistant Professor Jingjing Lyu​. Dr. Lyu earned her PhD in Mathematics from Clarkson University in 2018.​ Her research interests are in biomathematics, probability, and statistics.

Welcome, Dr. Lyu!​

Department welcomes new Term Assistant Professor Javid Validashti

In Autumn 2018 the department welcomed new Term Assistant Professor Javid Validashti​. Dr. Validashti earned his PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University in 2007. He then held postdoctoral positions at the University of Kansas and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an Assistant Professor position at Cleveland State University before joining the faculty at DePaul University​.

Dr. Validashti's research interests are in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry and combinatorics, with particular interest in multiplicity theory and its applications in algebraic, geometric and combinatorial structures.​

Ahmed Zayed awarded Faculty Recognition Grant

As part of the Academic Initiatives Program, in 2017-2018 DePaul University established a series of Faculty Recognition Grants, intended to recognize the research and creative activities of faculty members who have obtained the rank of Professor, have a recent history of significant research or creative accomplishments, and who are currently pursuing a specific line of inquiry that shows promise of significant contributions in the future, and whose work supports DePaul’s mission. The Faculty Research Grants provide research support for two years.

One of the inaugural awardees in this program is Professor Ahmed Zayed​.​ This award recognizes Dr. Zayed's research in the field of mathematical analysis, with a focus on sampling theory, fractional transforms, and chromatic derivatives. Congratulations Dr. Zayed!​

Kyle Petersen promoted to the rank of Professor

Effective July 1, 2018, Department of Mathematical Sciences faculty member T. Kyle Petersen​​ has been promoted to the rank of Professor. This is the highest academic rank that tenured faculty at DePaul University can earn. Congratulations Dr. Petersen!

Dr. Petersen earned his AB from Washington University in St. Louis, and earned his PhD from Brandeis University in 2006 under the direction of Ira Gessel. He spent three years at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at DePaul in 2009. His research interests include all aspects of Enumerative, Algebraic, and Topological Combinatorics. Apart from his research, Dr. Petersen has been involved with the Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning, a community which seeks to promote a more student-centered approach to teaching.

Enrico Au-Yeung and Karl Liechty promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure

Effective July 1, 2018, Department of Mathematical Sciences faculty members Enrico Au-Yeung and Karl Liechty​​ have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Congratulations Dr. Au-Yeung and Dr. Liechty!

Dr. Au-Yeung earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park in May 2011. He then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, before joining the faculty at DePaul University in 2014. Dr. Au-Yeung's research interests are in pure and applied harmonic analysis, mathematical signal processing, functional analysis, random matrices, and the geometry of Banach spaces.

Dr. Liechty  earned his PhD in mathematics in 2010 from Purdue University. After a semester as a postdoctoral scholar at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute he then spent three years at the University of Michigan, before joining the faculty at DePaul University in 2014. Dr. Liechty's research interests are in random matrix theory and related problems in probability, statistical physics, and integrable systems.

Enrico Au-Yeung selected as 2018 CSH Faculty Mentor of the Year

Each year, the College of Science and Health acknowledge a CSH professor who regularly goes above and beyond his or her duties and responsibilities to mentor undergraduate students. The SGA representatives in the College of Science and Health award a professor who excels in being available, helpful, clear, and supportive, and whose commitment to mentoring students should be recognized by the CSH as well as the university community. Model educators truly challenge and prepare students inside and outside of the classroom and lab for a future in the fields of science and health.

The 2018 recipient of the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award is Assistant Professor Enrico Au-Yeung​. Congratulations Dr. Au-Yeung!

Kyle Petersen awarded CSH Mid-Career Excellence in Research Award

Each year, the College of Science and Health recognizes faculty who have made significant scientific contributions in their area of research by bestowing the Excellence in Research Award and Mid-Career Excellence in Research Award upon deserving faculty. This year's recipient of the Mid-Career Excellence in Research Award is Dr. Kyle Petersen​​.

Dr. Petersen joined DePaul in 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2013. Dr. Petersen’s research focuses on algebraic, enumerative, and topological combinatorics. He has published 30 peer-reviewed research articles in journals such as Advances in Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, and the American Mathematical Monthly, and has delivered 52 research presentations. Dr. Petersen is also the author of a book, Eulerian Numbers, in which he explains how Eulerian numbers arise in the study of hyperplane arrangements, polytopes, and simplicial complexes. In his time at DePaul, Dr. Petersen has received external funding for his research from the Simons Foundation, the National Security Agency, and the Educational Advancement Foundation. Dr. Petersen is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award and has been involved with the Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning, a community which seeks to promote a more student-centered approach to teaching.​​​​​

DePaul to be a case study site for the MAA's Progress through Calculus study

Beginning in Autumn 2017, DePaul University will be one of 12 case study sites for the Mathematical Association of America's Progress through Calculus study. The Progress through Calculus study is designed to investigate the impact that various structural, curricular, and pedagogical decisions in the Precalculus and Calculus course sequences have on student success. The Progress through Calculus study is funded by the National Science Foundation, and is led by David Bressoud (Macalester College), Linda Braddy (MAA), Jessica Ellis (Colorado State University), Sean Larsen (Portland State University), and Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University). For more information about the study, visit the Progress through Calculus website​.​​​