Congratulations to Professors Tom Haines and Vadim Kaloshin, who have been awarded 2016 Simons Fellowships to support sabbatical projects in the coming year.


The Board of Regents has approved naming the Mathematics Building for Professor Emeritus William E. "Brit" Kirwan, who served as chair of the Mathematics Department before moving on to many administrative posts, such as Provost, then President, then President of Ohio State, and eventually Chancellor of the University System of Maryland.  He currently serves as special advisor to the Chancellor.  A naming ceremony for the building is scheduled for October 29, 2015 at 2:00PM.

March 16-19, 2016
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland
College Park, MD

The Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2016 will be held on March 16-19, 2016 (Wednesday through Saturday) at the University of Maryland, in College Park. Apart from informal presentations by conference participants, there will be plenary talks by the following five invited speakers:

This conference will feature the sixth annual Kai Lai Chung Lecture honoring Kai Lai Chung's Mathematical career. Kai Lai Chung was one of the leading probabilists of the second half of the twentieth century and one of the founders of the Seminar on Stochastic Processes.

The main conference will be held on March 17-19, 2016.

On March 16 there will be a special set of tutorial lectures and discussions targeted at new researchers. These new research lectures will be given by Konstantin Khanin, University of Toronto.

The conference program can be found here.

For general information about this seminar series, please visit the main homepage for the Seminar on Stochastic Processes.

Participants are encouraged to give a short talk or present an open problem. Complete request on the registration form.

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Maryland and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Women in Probability will be hosting a dinner during the 2016 Seminar on Stochastic Processes on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30p. This is an organization for women active in probability research. Their primary purpose is to provide networking and mentoring opportunities for early career women. Their activities are funded by the NSF. For more information on Women in Probability and its activities, please visit their website


We can offset dinner costs for women graduate student and postdoc attendees. Anyone interested in participating in the dinner should please email Tai Melcher ( ).

Each year, our faculty and staff put in considerable effort on grants and awards proposals. Proposals are submitted to a variety of funding agencies. We recognize the following department members for their successful efforts. Congratulations! Click for complete list.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stuart Antman has been awarded the Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The Lyapunov Award is given every two years by the Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics (MSND-TC), which is part of the ASME Design Engineering Division. It recognizes lifetime contributions to the field of applied nonlinear dynamics.


Congratulations to sophomore Math major Keaton Ellis for placing first in the 2015 US national Rubik’s cube 3x3 one handed competition held in Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.