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Applied Mathematics News

Date: Feb 2016

Applied Math senior, Emily Ringenbach, interned at Lockheed Martin. Her capstone paper was about the effects of the United States PATRIOT Act on private cyber security. ...Click here to read more.

For her Capstone, senior Sarah  Modzelewski, was an intern in the Risk Department at OneMain Financial, a subprime lender offering personal loans. Her capstone project focused on discrimination in the loan industry. She studied the process by which the government determines whether or not lenders are discriminating against applicants based on factors such as the person’s age, race, religion, and gender. Sarah made recommendations on improving the process of determining if discrimination is occurring since many studies she examined showed that lenders are often discriminatory.

Several math faculty members cheered at SU's Ice Hockey game on Saturday in honor of goalie Sarah Modzelewski, an applied math senior.  It was an amazing game with a 4-0 victory during which Sarah stopped 10 shots on the goal!  Go Mustangs!

At the Joint Mathematics Meeting, Dr. Mark Branson and his research students, Robert Chen (top picture) and Malik Naanaa, presented their research on the geometry of Baltimore's public transportation system during the Freddie Gray protests last year . During last summer, they built a model of the city's transit system on a normal day and on the day of the protests, and used that model to analyze how the geometry changed.  Then they presented their work this January at the conference in Seattle, Washington.

Six SU students, Robert Chen, Reid Foxwell, Jeremy Kline, Malik Naanaa, Emily Ringenbach, and Nick VanRensselaer, and two faculty members, Dr. Mark Branson and Dr. Ben Wilson, attended the Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society & the Mathematical Association of America in Seattle Washington, from January 6th to January 9th.  The students had the opportunity to hear about mathematics research and teaching, learn about graduate programs, and find new mathematical resources.  The trip was a huge success and the students and faculty had a great time.

 
 
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