### Faculty news.

Chun-Kit Lai joined our department in 2014, after completing his Ph.D. in Statistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University. His main areas of interest are harmonic analysis and fractal geometry. Welcome!!

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

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

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 - Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Emerging Scholar Award, 11.

Mariel Vazquez - Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Emerging Scholar Award, 12.

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.

Joseph Gubeladze - NSF Research Grant, 2013-2016.
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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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)