Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative. ...read more
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The Department of Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that Yangyang Xu, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has received a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the area of  Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences  (CDS&E-MSS).  He will use the three-year, $250,000 award to study "Information-Based Complexity Analysis and Optimal Methods for Saddle-Point Structured Optimization."
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is proud to announce that Rongjie Lai, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  He will use the five-year, $400,000 award to study "Geometry and Learning for Manifold-Structured Data in 3D and Beyond."
Undergraduate students in mathematics received top honors in 2021 MCM/ICM competition.
Several undergraduate and graduate math students received awards for academic achievement at the 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

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