Archived News 2019

Professor Bruno Jedynak led a team that included three PSU students in the The Alzheimer's Disease Prediction Of Longitudinal Evolution (TADPOLE) Challenge. The team was awarded third place out of 68 entries worldwide.  The TADPOLE Challenge is organized by the EuroPOND consortium in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). TADPOLE is a challenge to identify which people within an age group at risk of AD will start to show symptoms in the short to medium term (1-5 years). It focusses on rollover individuals in the Alzheimer's disease neuroimaging initiative (ADNI) study. The challenge is to use historical measurements from these individuals to forecast future measurements.

Professor Eva Thanheiser hosts a podcast series for the Mathematics Teacher Educator Journal (MTE).  The most recent episode features Dr. Kate Melhuish, a recent graduate from our PhD in Mathematics Education.

Professor Panayot Vassilevski was awarded a 2-year research contract in the amount of $391,729 from ExxonMobil to develop space-time discretization techniques for equations modeling elastic media with fractures and transport. 

Professor Jay Gopalakrishnan is the principal investigator on a new 3-year NSF award of $374,446 to develop faster and better numerical techniques for simulating viscous and inviscid flows.

Professor Dacian Daescu received a three-year (2019-2022) grant award of $165,522 from the Naval Research Laboratory to conduct research on adaptive optimization of hybrid ensemble-variational atmospheric data assimilation and forecast systems. 

Mathematics Professor Peter Veerman was offered a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Czech Republic for academic year 2019/2020. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates are eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

The regional conference Cascade RAIN was held on Saturday April 13, 2019 at University of Washington, Bothell . PSU graduate students Tathagatha Goswami and Benjamin Quanah Parker as well as faculty members Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mau Nam Nguyen, and Jeffrey Ovall gave research presentations.

Statistics Professor Bruno Jedynak, in collaboration with Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor John Lipor, was awarded a Vision 2025 Seed grant. The grant proposal, entitled  "Enhancing scientific discovery through machine learning," has been awarded in the amount of $30,000.