The National Science Foundation "Science 360" News features a video about algorithms for predicting crime - developed and studied by a team at UCLA including former postdoc George Mohler, Professor Andrea Bertozzi, and UCLA Anthropologist Jeff Brantingham.
Professor Andrea Bertozzi's research in applied mathematics is innovative and far reaching. Among other projects, Bertozzi has worked with her team and the Los Angeles Police Department to create crime predicting models, and more recently, her research focuses on the development of robots' ability to pollinate plants. This research was recently highlighted by UCLA's Institute for Digital Research and Education.
UCLA mathematics Professor Dimitri (Dima) Shlyakhtenko has been appointed Director of Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM). His appointment will begin on July 1, 2017. Dima will succeed Russ Caflisch, who will be leaving UCLA this summer to become director of New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. To read the full article, click here.
UCLA mathematics professor Joey Teran and a team of computer science researchers from UCLA, DreamWorks Animation, Jixie Effects, and the University of Pennsylvania are further advancing visual effects capabilities. The team will present their new findings at the Siggraph 2017 conference in July 2017, detailing their research used to create realistic computer-generated mud. To read more, click here.
Five UCLA Math faculty members have been invited to give lectures in the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) to be held on August 1-9, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
They are Professors Matthias Aschenbrenner, Andrea Bertozzi, Ciprian Manolescu, Igor Pak and Sucharit Sarkar. The ICM is held once every four years and is one of the world’s premier forums for presenting and discussing new mathematical discoveries. An invitation to speak at the ICM is a major honor.
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