News

  • 07/31/2020 - Effectively immediately, all Department of Mathematics staff offices are temporarily closed for face-to-face interaction until further notice.

  • 07/14/2020 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $15.5 million to four universities in Illinois, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to create an institute to bring powerful

  • 07/02/2020 - Eight Illinois projects, including a project led by Professor Zoi Rapti, are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial intelligence techniques to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • 05/28/2020 - The Board of Trustees has approved schematic designs for the expansive Altgeld and Illini Hall Project, bringing closer to reality the $192 million plan to modernize and grow spaces devoted to data science and other mathematical sciences.

  • 05/28/2020 - A pioneer in the field of symplectic representation theory and one of our department’s most accomplished instructors, Thomas Nevins, professor for the Department of Mathematics, passed away on Feb. 1, 2020.

  • 05/27/2020 - This spring, faculty, staff members and graduate teaching assistants were honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Congratulations to our Department of Mathematics Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recipients, Zoi Rapti, Aldo Manfroi, and Elizabeth Field.

  • 05/26/2020 - John Ralph Alexander was born Jan 2, 1935, and died October 27, 2019.

  • 05/15/2020 - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, mathematical analysis has played a critical role in shaping decisions about the transmission of the virus, as well as decisions at all levels of government and business. Researchers in the Illinois Department of Mathematics have begun publishing results of their modeling and simulations on those topics to help guide policy and response.

  • 05/14/2020 - Nancy Anderson, librarian for the Department of Mathematics for 32 years, passed away on May 12, 2020.

  • 04/30/2020 - Steven Armstrong (BS, ’92, actuarial science) has been named the recipient of the 2020 Actuarial Science Alumnus of the Year Award by the Illinois Department of Mathematics for his exceptional career and contributions to the actuarial field and unwavering support of the advancement and continued excellence of the Illinois Actuarial Science Program.

  • 04/21/2020 - UPDATE 4/23: Yesterday afternoon, Technology Services resolved the email redirection issue for affected students. Students should now be receiving all emails in their preferred inbox.

  • 03/31/2020 - A new artificial intelligence consortium that will include the University of Illinois has made fighting the COVID-19 pandemic its first order of business. The C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute will occupy space in a new building scheduled to be constructed by 2022 on the site of Illini Hall. 

  • 03/11/2020 - A study of the early career paths of University of Illinois graduates reveals strong and steady success among new alumni from the College of LAS, including salary growth for new Department of Mathematics alumni.

  • 03/11/2020 - Among this year’s recipients are Professor Zoi Rapti, who received a LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; and graduate student Elizabeth Field, a recipient of a LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants.

  • 02/12/2020 - Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P.