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Julia Dale Award

The Julia Dale winners for 2016 are Lindsey Brown, Bryan Liu and Paul Ziquan Yang. Each of these students excelled in upper level and graduate math courses and wrote an innovative senior thesis. Under the direction of Mike Reed and... read more »


Graduation with Distinction

The following graduating math majors have written their Senior Honors Theses on their math or math related research:  Lindsey Brown, Abstract Algebra and Neural Code for Sound Localization in Barn Owls... read more »


Math Professor Ingrid Daubechies Makes Waves with Research

  Duke undergraduates know professor Ingrid Daubechies as an instructor of multivariable calculus, but beyond Duke, she has become famous for her study of wavelets, or mathematical functions with the ability to enhance image compression technology... read more »


Appointment of Duke Mathematics Professor Arlie O. Petters as Dean of Academic Affairs

Mathematical physicist Arlie Petters has been appointed Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, effective July 1. He will serve through June 2020. In the words of Valerie S. Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of... read more »


Study: Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Could Prevent Cancer In Men and Women

A mathematical model from Duke University mathematicians suggests more can be done to protect people from the human papilloma virus.    HPV is associated with cervical cancer in women, but can also cause various cancers in men.   Duke mathematician... read more »


Mathematical model suggests select DCIS patients could delay treatment

Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a mathematical model developed by researchers at Duke University.... read more »


Who Can Delay Breast Cancer Treatment? A New Math Model Adds Clues

A new study adds to a growing conversation on the best way to treat women with stage 0 breast cancer http://time.com/4151717/dcis-breast-cancer-active-surveillance/ read more »


Reed wins 2016 Dean’s Award

  Mike Reed has been recognized by the graduated school for his excellence in mentoring. The Graduate School presents the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Mentoring to recognize the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty and graduate... read more »


Duke Putnam Team

For the 22th time since 1990, the Duke Putnam team placed among the top ten on the WL Putnam Mathematical Competition. Duke achieved 3 first place finishes, 2 seconds and 6 thirds. A total of 4275 students from 554 colleges and universities in... read more »


Mike Reed named SIAM Fellow

Mike Reed was named a 2016 SIAM Fellow for his contributions to analysis and mathematical biology. SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, only names 30 or so fellows each year. The honor represents sustained significant... read more »


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