[ugrads] Jeffrey Duan's Appointment as Associate Director of IPAM

Fred J. Hickernell hickernell at iit.edu
Thu Jul 7 09:37:33 CDT 2011

Dear colleagues and students,

If you were not aware of this already, I wanted  you to know (see below).  Please join me in congratulating Jeffrey and wishing him well at IPAM.

Best regards,

Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
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Professor Jinqiao (Jeffrey) Duan of Applied Mathematics will join the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles for two years as an associate director beginning August 15. IPAM is one of only seven National Science Foundation-funded research institutes in the mathematical sciences.  Its mission includes making connections between a broad spectrum of mathematicians and scientists, launching new collaborations, and broadening the range of applications in which mathematics is used. Duan will facilitate the numerous programs hosted by IPAM and contribute to the decisions regarding IPAM's future programs.  He will be based in Los Angeles but return to IIT periodically to collaborate with his students and visitors.  In making this appointment, the director of IPAM was impressed with Duan's scholarship, enthusiasm, and network of contacts.  Duan's research focuses on dynamical systems arising in geophysics and biology where randomness plays a crucial role.  He received IIT's Sigma Xi Research Award last spring.  Duan's leadership in IPAM will enhance IIT's visibility in the mathematical sciences community. 


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