Dr. Ning Zhang, COMS PhD student, has accepted an offer for tenure track assistant professor position at St. Ambrose University. He successfully defended his dissertation on March 28th. The dissertation committee members included Dr. Qiang Wu (Chair, Math), Dr. Don Hong (Math), Dr. Cen Li (CS), and Dr. William Robertson (Physics).
Menghan (Sarah) Lin and Ye (Zoe) Ye, students in the actuarial science program, both received scholarhips of $1,000 from the Casualty Actuaries of Southeast (CASE) in June.
Menghan (Sarah) Lin, Ye (Zoe) Ye, Lianlain Zhou, and Mengjia Zhou, students in the actuarial science program, received Southeastern Actuarial Conference Scholarships this Fall. The awards were for $1,500, $1,000, $1,000, and $500, respectively.
Zack French, will present "A Characterization of Stone Duality" at the Bluegrass Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, being held on September 28 at Center College, Danville, KY. Mr. French is a mathematics major at MTSU, working with Dr. James Hart.
Jingsai Liang's abstract, "GLM Approach for fMRI Analysis Using Sparse Dictionary Learning" has been accepted for presentation at the 2013 Annual Biomedical Reseacrch Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The presentation will be on November 14 at 2:30 pm and is the result of joint work with Dr. Don Hong.
Xin Yang's abstract, "Spatial Bayesian Variable Selection Models on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data" has been accepted for presentation at the 2013 Annual Biomedical Reseacrch Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The presentation will be on November 14 at 2:30 pm and is the result of joint work with Dr. Don Hong.
Zack French, will present "A Characterization of Stone Duality: Boolean Algebras and Stone Spaces" at the Westerm Kentucky University (WKU) Mathematics Symposium, being held November 8 - 9 28 at WKU, Bowling Green, KY. Mr. French is a mathematics major at MTSU, working with Dr. James Hart. The program for the symposium can be found at: WKU Mathematics Symposium
Brent Osantowski, an MSPS student in Actuarial Science graduated in August 2012, and received a job offer from Humana as an actuary in September 2012.
Rachael Padgett, Houston Higgs, and Ying Peng passed the second exam (FM) from the Society of Actuaries in July/August 2012.
Harold Tuthill, Le Yin, Ying Peng, and Jianxin Yang, students in the actuarial science program, received Southeastern Actuarial Conference Scholarships ranging from $500-$1500:
Fengqing (Zoe) Zhang's M.S. thesis (supervised by Don Hong)
Zoe won the only ETD Thesis Award given by the the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) in the category for Innovative Application of Technology in a Master's Thesis. The Awardee received $1000 plus travel expenses to attend the 2011 CSGS meeting.
Dmitry Terekhov, received a $3,000 scholarship from the Southeastern Actuarial Conference in recognition of his academic standing, leadership qualities and commitment to an actuarial career. Actuarial science applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries. The field, which has become a top career choice, also requires knowledge of economics, probability and computer programming. Terekhov, who is from Moscow City, Russia, began the actuarial program in fall 2009. He credits Dr. Don Hong and Dr. Rajesh Barnwal in MTSU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences for teaching most of the courses in his major and encouraging him along the way. “This recognition is close to my heart,” Terekhov said. “It is truly inspirational to be acknowledged by the professionals in the field I plan to join in the near future. I would like to thank the Southeastern Actuaries Conference and MTSU faculty members.” Terekhov plans to graduate this December with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. The young scholar is president of the Actuarial Student Association and a member of Gamma Iota Sigma insurance fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. He also volunteers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Southeastern Actuarial Conference serves members in 13 southern states.