What have department members been up to?

 

  • October 20 – 24, 2020: Liam O’Brien and collaborators are presenting at the American Public Health Association Meeting.
  • October 17, 2020: Nora Youngs is a plenary speaker at the Women in Mathematics in New England (WiMiN) conference at Smith College on Oct. 17!
  • September, 2020: Liam O’Brien and collaborators have papers that have been accepted for publication in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, British Journal of Radiology, Journal of Nursing Measurement, and Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.
  • September, 2020: Bret Zeldow’s paper “Functional clustering methods for longitudinal data with application to electronic health records” has been accepted for publication in Statistical Methods in Medical Research.
  • August, 2020: Nora Youngs and collaborator published “The Case for Algebraic Biology: from research to education” in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.
  • July, 2020: Scott Taylor and Colby students Claire Huang, Dan Medici, Nick Murphy, Muyuan Zhang published “Combinatorial Minimal Surfaces in Pseudomanifolds and Other Complexes” in the Tokyo Journal of Mathematics.
  • July, 2020:  Jan Holly and David Krumm’s paper, “Morikawa’s Unsolved Problem” has been accepted for publication in The American Mathematical Monthly.
  • July, 2020: Scott Taylor was the math consultant for the play The Jeanne Dixon Effect by Joseph Rodata (available on Apple Podcasts).
  • June 2020: Nora Youngs and collaborator published “Neural Ring Homomorphisms and Maps Between Neural Codes” in Topological Data Analysis. Proc. Abel Symposia.
  • June, 2020: Scott Taylor spoke at the CKVK* online seminar on “Lower bounds on the tunnel number of composite theta-curves.”
  • May, 2020: The results of this year’s international Mathematical Contest in Modeling are in. Colby entered four teams this year. We would especially like to congratulate the team of Huan Bui, Qidong He, and Matthew Welch, who earned the rank of Honorable Mention for their submission on MCM Problem D!
  • March 18, 2020: Scott Taylor and collaborators published “Distortion and the bridge distance of knots” in Journal of Topology.
  • March 12, 2020: Jerzy Wieczorek  and collaborators published  “A joint confidence region for an overall ranking of populations,”  in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C
  • February, 2020: Mathematical Sciences major Chido Mpofu ’20 was featured in Colby magazine article on her plans to use her dual-degree engineering education to contribute to biomedical science in Zimbabwe.
  • February, 2020: Mathematics major Qidong He ’21 placed in the top 10% on the famously difficult Putnam mathematics competition.
  • January, 2020: Evan Randles and collaborator published “Davies’ Method for Heat-Kernel Estimates: An Extension to the Semi-Elliptic Setting” in Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
  • January 24, 2020: Jerzy Wieczorek  presented on “K-fold Cross-Validation for Complex Survey Data” at UMass Amherst
  • November, 2019: Jan Holly, Helen S. Cohen, and M. Arjumand Masood ’13 published “Assessing Misperception of Rotation in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo with Static and Dynamic Visual Images” in Journal of Vestibular Research.
  • November 1, 2019: Jerzy Wieczorek and collaborators posted the preprint of “Think-aloud interviews: A tool for exploring student statistical reasoning” to the arXiv.
  • October 22, 2019: Jerzy Wieczorek presented on “Model Selection and Stopping Rules for High-Dimensional Forward Selection” at Bowdoin College.
  • October 10, 2019: Instagram story about Jerzy Wieczorek‘s “Statistical Surveys, Censuses, and Society” civic engagement course, partnering with the Waterville Fire-Rescue Department
  • September, 2019: Scott Taylor received the Waterville Board of Education’s Community Award for work supporting mathematics in the Waterville Public Schools, including organizing and direction Sum Camp in July, 2019.
  • July, 2019: Liam O’Brien and collaborators published “Digital Food and Beverage Marketing Environments in a National Sample of Middle Schools: Implications for Policy and Practice” in Journal of School Health.
  • Spring 2019: The work of Liam O’Brien and alum Alane O’Connor ’96 on treating pregnant women with opiod-addiction and their babies was featured in the Colby Magazine.