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Student Feature – John C. Lang

Student Feature – John C. Lang

John Lang is currently working with Dr. P.J. Lamberson as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Hans de Sterck (now at Monash University) and in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Abrams (Northwestern University). His Ph.D. thesis focused on modeling social processes at both the individual and population levels. He previously completed an M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Alberta, and an M.Sc. (Honors) in Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. 

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New APS Fellows Include Dynamical-Systems Experts

New APS Fellows Include Dynamical-Systems Experts

DSWeb congratulates the Class of 2016 APS Fellows!  Special congratulations to those who are part of the Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, which includes many applied mathematicians and members of SIAM. We also note that among the new APS fellows is Mason Porter, co-editor of DSWeb.  Congratulations, Mason!

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Models in Applied Math and Beyond

Models in Applied Math and Beyond

When scientists talk about developing models as part of their research, they can refer to quite different things.  Even within industrial and applied mathematics, modeling can have a variety of meanings. To avoid confusion and clearly communicate the relevance of mathematical modeling, it's important to understand what those different meanings are.

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