### Faculty news.

Noella Fu joined our department in 2018, after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California. Welcome!!

Emily Clader joined our department in 2016, after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and being a Junior Fellow at ETH in Zurich. Welcome!!

Dusty Ross joined our department in 2016, after completing his Ph.D. at Colorado State University and being an NSF postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan. Welcome!!

Tao He joined our department in 2015, after completing her Ph.D. in Statistics and her Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology at Michigan State University. Welcome!!

Kim Seashore joined our department in 2015, after completing her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at UC Berkeley. Welcome!!

Chun-Kit Lai joined our department in 2014, after completing his Ph.D. at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University. Welcome!!

Federico Ardila - Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2018)

Federico Ardila - Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017)

Serkan Hosten - Mathematical Association of America Golden Section Teaching Award 2016

Federico Ardila - Colombian National Science Prize "Alejandro Angel Escobar" 2015

Matthias Beck - Mathematical Association of America
Haimo Award 2013 (for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.)

Mariel Vazquez - PECASE Award 2012 (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers).

Sheldon Axler - Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012)

Mariel Vazquez - Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Emerging Scholar Award, 2012.

Federico Ardila - Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Emerging Scholar Award, 2011.

Federico Ardila - NSF CAREER Award, 2010-2015.

Yitwah Cheung - NSF CAREER Award, 2010-2015.

Eric Hsu - NSF CAREER Award, 2004-2009.

Mariel Vazquez - NSF CAREER Grant, 2011-2016.

Federico Ardila - NSF RUI Grant 2016-2019. Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Matroids, Polytopes, and Arrangements.

Javier Arsuaga - NIH RO1, 2013-2017. Reconstruction of 3D Genome Architecture from Chromatin Conformation Capture Data.

Javier Arsuaga - NSF RUI Grant, 2012-2015. Using computational homology to detect DNA Copy Number Aberrations in Breast Cancer.

Matthias Beck - NSF Research Grant 2012-2015. Applications to Ehrhart theory.

Matthias Beck - NSF GK-12 Grant, 2009-2014. Creating Momentum through Communicating Mathematics.

Yitwah Cheung - NSF RUI Grant 2016-2019. Generalized Gauss Maps and Divergent Orbits.

Joseph Gubeladze - NSF Research Grant, 2013-2017.
Quantum, arithmetic, and categorial analysis of convex polytopes.

Joseph Gubeladze - Georgian National Science Foundation Grant. Joint research activities with foreign scientists originated from Georgia. 2012-2015.

Eric Hsu - NSF IUSE/EHR Grant. Mathematics Capstone Course Resources: Preparing Secondary School Mathematics Teachers. 2015-2016.

Eric Hsu - NSF Noyce Grant. San Francisco State Noyce Scholarship Program. 2011-2016.

Eric Hsu - NIH BUILD Grant. SF BUILD. 2014-2019.

Shidong Li - NSF Research Grant, 2013-2016. Development of Sparsity-Inducing Dual Frames and Applications.

Shidong Li - AFOSR Research Grant, 2011 - 2014. Frames and Compressed Sensing.

Dusty Ross - NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2017.

Serkan Hosten - Invited Speaker, Golden Section, MAA Meeting 2018.

Federico Ardila - Plenary Speaker, Joint Mathematics Meetings 2018.

Matthias Beck - Plenary Speaker, Banach Center conference on Convex, Discrete and Integral Geometry 2017.

Federico Ardila - Plenary Speaker, International FPSAC Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, 2016.

Yitwah Cheung - Plenary Speaker, Houston Summer School on Dynamical Systems 2016.

Federico Ardila - Invited Speaker, Congreso Latinoamericano de Matematicas 2016.

Matthias Beck - Plenary Speaker, IAPR International Conference on Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery 2016.

Serkan Hosten - Organizer, Mathematical Research Communities, 2016
Matthias Beck - Plenary Speaker, Algorithmic & Enumerative Combinatorics, RISC, Austria, 2015.

Matthias Beck - Plenary Speaker, Complex Multiplication, Dedekind Sums, Modular Forms, L-functions and their Interaction with Cryptography and Diophantine Equations, NIMS, South Korea, 2015.

Serkan Hosten - 3 Plenary Lectures, Annual Symposium of Turkish Mathematical Society, 2014.

Federico Ardila - Keynote Speaker, NSF Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop, 2013.

Matthias Beck - Invited Speaker, Triangle Lectures in Combinatorics, 2013

Matthias Beck - Invited Speaker, Golden Section, MAA Meeting 2012.

Federico Ardila - Minicourse, NSF Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop, 2011.

Matthias Beck - Invited Speaker, Southern California-Nevada Section, MAA Meeting 2011.

Joseph Gubeladze - Plenary Speaker, International FPSAC Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, 2010.

Federico Ardila was appointed Editor-In-Chief of the *Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A*.

Federico Ardila was appointed Director of the MSRI-UP Undergraduate Program at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley.

Matthias Beck was appointed Managing Editor of the *Electronic Journal of Combinatorics*.

Joseph Gubeladze was appointed Editor of *Algebra & Number Theory*.

Serkan Hosten was appointed Editor of the *SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis & Applications*.

Serkan Hosten was elected Program Officer of SIAM Applied Algebraic Geometry 2016-2017.

Sheldon Axler published his books "Linear Algebra Done Right", 3rd ed. (2015), "Precalculus" (2013), "Algebra and Trigonometry" (2012) and "College Algebra" (2011), and "Harmonic Function Theory" with Paul Bourdon and Wade Ramey (2001).

Matthias Beck published his books "The Art of Proof" with Ross Geoghegan (2010) and "Computing the Continuous Discretely" with Sinai Robins (2007 & 2015).

Joseph Gubeladze published his book "Polytopes, Rings, and K-Theory" with Winfried Bruns. (2009)

Jim Smith published his book "Alfred Tarski: Early Work in Poland--Geometry and Teaching" with Andrew McFarland and Joanna McFarland. (2014)