The Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington is one of the major research mathematics departments in the United States. It has an excellent research reputation, a strong, demanding program of graduate study in mathematics, and a full range of excellent undergraduate course offerings. The department has approximately 60 faculty with research interests in virtually every area of mathematics. The department has about 100 full-time students in the graduate program and over 800 undergraduate majors, including 600 in the Mathematics undergraduate program and 200 in the joint ACMS program.

Recent Department News

Tatiana Toro awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
April 2015: On April 8, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the recipients of its 2015 Fellowships listing the recipients the next day in a full-page ad in the New York Times. The fellowships are "intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts." Tatiana Toro is one of two mathematicians this year to receive the honor, which will allow her to further her research in geometric measure theory, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations.
Matt Junge to receive UW Excellence in Teaching Award
April 2015: Matt Junge, who was featured in this space in January for his work at the Washington Correction Center for Women, has been named one of the recipients of the university's Excellence in Teaching Award, to be presented on June 11 at the annual university event honoring all Awards of Excellence recipients. The award is given to two graduate students each year for "demonstration of extraordinary ability in the teaching and learning process as a graduate TA." Matt is the first mathematics graduate student to receive it, in recognition of his extraordinary range of teaching activities both in the department and beyond.
Cris Negron Named NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
March 2015: Cris Negron has received a Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Already the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Cris has been working on noncommutative algebra and noncommutative algebraic geometry under the supervision of James Zhang. He will continue his research next year at Louisiana State University, and then as a postdoc at MIT.
Thomas Rothvoss receives Sloan Research Fellowship
February 2015: On February 23rd, the Sloan Foundation announced the winners of its 2015 Sloan Research Fellows in a full-page ad in the New York Times. Among the recipients is Thomas Rothvoss, who joined the department in January 2014 as an assistant professor. Thomnas works in discrete optimization, linear/integer programming, and theoretical computer science. As of January 2015, he holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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