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Pi Mu Epsilon presents Career Night 2015!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

 Join us for Math Tea at 3.15pm in McLaren, 250, to be followed by career panel, departmental awards, and induction of new Pi Mu Epsilon members.

 
Speakers:

Ariana del Toro, Class of 2014, Physics / Math minor
 Materials Research Lab at UC Santa Barbara
Mike Brzustowicz, Physicist turned Data Analyst: USF MSAN Faculty
Addie Schnirel, Center for Science and Math Education at SFSU;
Co-Director of San Francisco Math Circle
 Pavel Mizenin, Data Scientist at Twilio
 Twilio is refining communications with software, by providing a platform with which developers can integrate communications into their applications.

To be followed by the end of semester Pizza Party

6.00pm at Pizza Orgasmica: 823 Clement Street, between 9th & 10th Aves. 

  
USF Math Majors win AccelerateSF -- the nation's largest challenge-driven hackathon!

Jared Rohe '15 and Andrew Stocker '15 teamed up with recent USF alumnus Andrew Schreiber in a 36-hour competition, held during DeveloperWeek, San Francisco's largest weeklong tech event in February 2015.  Jared and Andrew won by creating an application that preserves online images of faces with high resolution while compressing backgrounds, resulting in better-quality images of one's friends and family and saving storage space and loading time; social media should take note!
 
USF Newsroom piece here, with more on Jared's and Andrew's upcoming career and academic plans, and how Prof. David Uminsky's mentorship influenced their participation.

 


Pi Mu Epsilon, Career Panel, & more-- Wed., May 7, 2014

This year's newly inducted USF members of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honors society, of which our chapter is the California Rho chapter.  Congratulations!

 2014 PME NewMembers
L-R, front: PME officer Long Yan Yung, Tatum McGuire, Bryan Fregoso, Gabby Laguisma, Tingting Wang, Xiaobei Xie, PME officers Gabby Corbett & Layla Martin;
L-R, rear: PME officer Brendan Herger, Zander Mausolff, Andrew Stocker, Tudor Amza, Jared Rohe, and faculty advisor Prof. Steve Devlin. 

More information on Pi Mu Epsilon; more information on the events of May 7, 2014.

 

 Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University
Lecture today: "Seeing Through the Big Bang into Another World?

Recent Results from WMAP Satellite and Planck Space Platform
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Sold Out! Monday, April 7  |  6.00pm  |  Presentation Theater
(USF School of Education building: 2350 Turk Blvd at Masonic Ave.)
  
View the live stream>>
 
Is our world just one of an infinite succession of universes? How can we tell?

A new theory proposes that what we presently regard as the entire history of our universe is merely one phase (an “aeon”) of an infinite succession of similar aeons. The ultimate expansion of each aeon, appears—infinitely scaled down—as the big bang of the next one. Collisions between supermassive black holes in the aeon prior to ours, would leave an observable imprint on our cosmic microwave background, apparently detectable by space satellites.

More information on Sir Roger Penrose and his work here 

Math Tea
Wednesdays at 3.00pm, in Lo Schiavo CSI (outside Rm 209)  

Bi-weekly Mathematics Colloquia talk --  now a 1-unit class, but all are welcome!
For schedule and abstracts, please visit the Colloquium page.


 Past Events

Major/Minor Fair 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 11.45am-12.45pm
Lo Schiavo Science Plaza (formerly Harney Plaza)
 
Come by our table!  We'll be there to answer any questions you may have about the Mathematics major or minor; our exciting new B.S. in Data Science program; and more! 

USF Faculty Changing the World: Mathematics
Brains over Brawn: Tackling Challenges in Big Data with Graph Algorithms
Assistant Professor David Uminsky, Mathematics

Thursday, September 26, 11.45am-12.30pm
Lo Schiavo Science Room 103 

Wednesday, May 8: Math Tea, Career Panel, and Pizza Party! 

Please join us for our last Math Tea of the semester, 3pm in HR 222.
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Come to the Career Panel we're hosting in McLaren 252, from 4.00-5.30pm.
(Capped off with awards presentations, at the end.)

Speakers:
Keith Bailey has 18 years combined of actuarial consulting experience at Milliman, Fidelity Investments, and Buck Consultants, all in San Francisco.  He became a fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 2005.

Erik Lewis graduated with a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from UCLA in 2012 where he worked closely with the mathematical crime research group.  Erik has returned to the Bay Area where he works at Kontagent as a Customer Success Manager/Data Scientist.

Lindsay MacGarva is a 2011 USF graduate with a degree in mathematics. She is now completing her MA in education at USF while teaching mathematics at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco.

Dimitri Skjorshammer graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2011 as a math major. He worked for a bit in finance, got bored, and cofounded ClassPager to help teachers understand students better. He is currently the CTO at ClassPager in San Francisco.

Holly Toboni double majored in math and mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University. She then received an MS in statistics from the University of Maryland. Now Holly is senior manager of customer analytics at Williams-Sonoma here in San Francisco.
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Lastly, but not least, come to the pizza party!
Villa Romana: 731 Irving (betw. 8th & 9th Aves), 6.30pm.
Private room at the back of the restaurant. [map]

Analytics: New MS degree program
Beginning Fall 2012

Analytics is a rapidly growing field that combines applied math and computer science to drive business strategy. Even in a sluggish economy, opportunities in analytics have been growing rapidly, and students with the right skill set will be highly sought after and well compensated.  A flyer with plenty more information is here.

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