News: Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Johns Hopkins Applied Math students a hit with Minor League Baseball schedulers

June 16, 2015

With the help of some Johns Hopkins University applied math students, Minor League Baseball is catching up with the majors in using computers to produce its game schedules. Doing away with the tedious and more time-consuming method of developing schedules by hand, the students and their professors used complicated mathematical formulas to coax computers into […]

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Meet Scott Levin, the System Institute’s new director

June 2, 2015

Scott Levin became the new director of the Systems Institute at the Johns Hopkins University in November of 2014. An associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Levin talks about his new position and some of his plans for the future. Q: Tell us a little bit about […]

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AMS’s Geman elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2015

Donald Geman of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is among 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, an honorary society that advises the government on scientific matters. Geman joined the Whiting School of Engineering in 2001 and also is a researcher within the university’s Institute for Computational Medicine and Center for Imaging […]

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Johns Hopkins senior Sandya Subramanian wins Churchill Scholarship

January 21, 2015

Sandya Subramanian, a biomedical engineering and applied mathematics and statistics major from Grand Rapids, Mich., has won a scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States for graduate study at England’s University of Cambridge. The Churchill Scholarship is awarded annually to at least 14 students who have demonstrated a capacity to contribute to the advancement of […]

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Nature commentary: Mobilizing Ebola survivors to curb the epidemic

January 16, 2015

Joshua Epstein, director of systems science for the Systems Institute, co-authored a commentary piece, “Infectious disease: Mobilizing Ebola survivors to curb the epidemic,” in a recent issue of the journal Nature. Epstein is a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, and has joint appointments in the Whiting School’s Department of Applied […]

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Amitabh Basu Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

January 15, 2015

Amitabh Basu, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award. This award recognizes the highest level of excellence in early-stage researchers. The five-year award will support Amitabh’s efforts to break new ground in the fundamentals of discrete optimization. Discrete optimization provides solution methods […]

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AMS’s Fill to be inducted as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

November 3, 2014

Jim Fill, a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, will be inducted as an elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meeting, to be held in January in San Antonio. The American Mathematical Society’s Fellows program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, […]

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Priebe Receives Grant to Support Study of Brain’s Circuitry

August 22, 2014

Carey Priebe, a noted mathematician at the Whiting School of Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research grant for his work exploring the complex behaviors of the brain’s circuitry. Priebe’s project is one of 36 proposals to receive an EAGER award, a program established to fund and accelerate […]

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