University hosts annual conference that helps connect students from underrepresented groups with doctoral programs in mathematics.

# Newly Minted Research

## Professor Jose Figueroa-Lopez Receives NSF Grant

*Figueroa-Lopez receives an NSF Grant for research on Optimal and Adaptive*

## Professor Rachel Roberts Receives an NSF Grant for Collaborative Research on Taut Foliations and Contact Topology

*Abstract: Contact and symplectic topology are branches of mathematics that are motivated by Physics, specifically by classical mechanics and thermodyn*

## PI John Shareshian's NSF Grant

John Shareshian studies problems in combinatorics that arise in or have consequences for other fields of mathematics. Combinatorics is the study of discrete, typically finite, mathematical structures.

## National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Math Department's John McCarthy

*John McCarthy has received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study Operator Theory and Applications. Here is a description of the grant from the abstract:Operator Theory and Applications*

## Mathematics Meets Music

## Holmes receives NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Irina Holmes, currently a Hale Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech, received an NSF postdoctoral fellowship for her work in Harmonic Analysis. She will spend 2016-2018 at Washington University, working with sponsoring scientist Brett Wick.

## Pascoe receives NSF Postodoctoral Fellowship

## Algebraic, topological and enumerative combinatorics

Algebraic, topological and enumerative combinatorics (John Shareshian, Algebra, number theory, and combinatorics Program, NSF).

## Statistical Aggregation in Massive Data Environments

Statistical Aggregation in Massive Data Environments (Nan Lin, Statistics Program, NSF).