Prof. Nike Sun Speaks at SDSC Conference

Prof. Nike Sun “described progress toward a solution in a theoretical geometric problem in classic probability called the Ising perceptron” at the third annual MIT Statistics and Data Science Center conference, which gathered a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners. Read more at MIT News.

Gweneth McKinley Earns Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching

Math doctoral student Gweneth McKinley was awarded The Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, at the math department’s recent awards night. Supported by the Charles L. and Holly Housman Fund, this is presented to graduate student(s) in mathematics for their skill and dedication in undergraduate teaching. Two others received the award, Vishal […]

Tanya Khovanova Selected for the School of Science Infinite Mile Award

Lecturer Tanya Khovanova received the School of Science Infinite Mile Award, in the “Mentor Award” category. Tanya is the head mentor of the math section of MIT’s Research Science Institute (RSI), and since its inception in 2010, of MIT PRIMES. She was nominated for her exceptional ability to guide her colleagues and inspire them to […]

My day as a double major

Even at MIT, sometimes less is more. by Jiaming Zeng ’15Feb 27, 2019 Math alum Jiaming Zeng ’15 is pursuing a PhD in management science and engineering at Stanford. Photo courtesy of Jiaming Zeng ’15 In the fall of my junior year, after almost two years of debating, I finally decided to supplement my major […]

New approach could accelerate efforts to catalog vast numbers of cells

Data-sampling method makes “sketches” of unwieldy biological datasets while still capturing the full diversity of cell types. “These are like sketches on paper, where an artist will try to preserve all the important features of a main image,” says our math prof Bonnie Berger. Read more at the MIT News.

Merging cell datasets, panorama style

Algorithm developed by Bonnie Berger and other researchers stitches multiple datasets into a single “panorama,” which could provide new insights for medical and biological studies. See MIT News.

MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices

Colleen Flaherty May 7, 20190 With the help of an anonymous donor, MIT Press formed a new fund to grow its publications list by women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, math and engineering fields. The Fund for Diverse Voices will help the press offer competitive advances to authors, cover the cost of production features, […]

Mathematics Professor Bonnie Berger honored with ISCB Senior Scientist Award

The International Society for Computational Biology Senior Scientist Award recognizes highly significant, long-term career achievement Sandi Miller | Department of MathematicsFebruary 26, 2019 MIT News Bonnie Berger, the Simons Professor of Mathematics at MIT, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the International Society for Computational Biology Senior Scientist Award. The annual award recognizes “highly […]

Kristin Kurianski is recognized as MIT’s 2019 Graduate Women of Excellence

Kristin Kurianski, one of our Women in Math organizers, was recently honored as one of the Graduate Women of Excellence by the Office of Graduate Education. The honorees were nominated and selected based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring, and their drive to make changes to improve the […]