mathematics

What’s Next: Fusing Interests in Undergraduate Research

Computer science and the St. Chad Gospels. Physics and Spanish. Math and international studies. The combination of these don't seem to make a lot of sense, but it is these interests that have shaped the undergraduate career of one UK senior.

FastTrack, FOCUS Programs Position Students Ahead of the Success Curve

Started in the summer of 2012 as an intensive “boot camp” to help University of Kentucky’s new students prepare for college-level calculus, the FastTrack program has become an integral part of efforts to help students transition to the college classroom.

The Career of Ed Enochs Spotlighted at International Mathematics Conference

The conference paid tribute to Enoch’s career, which has included mentoring countless students and directing more than 55 doctoral dissertations.

UK Alums Receive Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships

Two recent University of Kentucky graduates, Michael Delfino and Samantha Dougherty, are among only 34 high school mathematics and science teachers in the U.S. named to the 2015 cohort of Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSF) teaching fellows.

An Aptitude for Math: A Conversation with A&S Alum Dan Waggoner

From student, to professor, and on to research economist and policy adviser - one thing has remained constant in Dan Waggoner’s life - his love of math and how it has influenced his perspective. In this podcast, Laura Sutton chats with Waggoner about his current role as a research economist and policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and how his history in academia and position as a mathematician prepared him for this opportunity. 
 
This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard
 

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VIDEO: Quest for Buried Knowledge Continues with New Computer Software Tool

In the 18th century, researchers attempting to read the writings of ancient, charred scrolls picked and pulled at the fragile artifacts, destroying many.

Five A&S Students Named Fulbright Recipients

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that five A&S students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships.

UK Grad Problem-solving, Painting With Computer Science

“I never really thought I’d be working on something like this,” said Michael Roup, who earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Kentucky earlier this month.

Discrete CATS Seminar--Dissertation Defense--Clifford Taylor

Title:  Deletion-Induced Triangulations

Abstract:   Let $d > 0$ be  a fixed integer and let $\A \subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$ be a collection of $n \geq d+2$ points which we lift into $\mathbb{R}^{d+1}$. Further let $k$ be an integer satisfying $0 \leq k \leq n-(d+2)$ and assign to each $k$-subset of the points of $\A$ a (regular) triangulation obtained by deleting the specified $k$-subset and projecting down the lower hull of the convex hull of the resulting lifting. Next, for each triangulation we form the characteristic vector outlined by Gelfand, Kapranov, and Zelevinsky by assigning to each vertex the sum of the volumes of all adjacent simplices. We then form a vector for the lifting, which we call the compound GKZ-vector, by summing all the characteristic vectors. Lastly, we construct a polytope $\Sigma_k(\A) \subseteq \mathbb{R}^{| \A |}$ by taking the convex hull of all obtainable compound GKZ-vectors by various liftings of $\A$, and note that $\Sigma_0(\A)$ is the well-studied secondary polytope corresponding to $\A$. We will see that by varying $k$, we obtain a family of polytopes with interesting properties relating to Minkowski sums, Gale transforms, and Lawrence constructions, with the member of the family with maximal $k$ corresponding to a zonotope studied by Billera, Fillamen, and Sturmfels. We will also discuss the case $k=d=1$, in which we can outline a combinatorial description of the vertices allowing us to better understand the graph of the polytope and to obtain formulas for the numbers of vertices and edges present.

Date: 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
POT 745
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UK's Bagh Quoted in Wall Street Journal Story on NCAA Tournament Brackets

Adib Bagh, assistant professor in the departments of mathematics and economics at the University of Kentucky, was recently quoted in a March 16 Wall Street Journal article examining office bracket pools for the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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