Dear friends of the department,
Another school year started in West Lafayette, we have a new cohort of eager students, classes and extracurricular activities are in full swing, first exams have been taken.
The past months have brought a great deal of change to the university, in the college and in the department. As of January 1, we have a new president, Mung Chiang. He selected a new provost, Patrick Wolfe, formerly the Dean of the College of Science, and as of September 1, we have a new Dean, Lucy Flesch. Within the department we have a new Interim Director of the Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), Professor Zhiqiang Cai. Two of our professors, Andrei Gabrielov and Jie Shen received "Distinguished Professor" status from the Board of Trustees.
In the midst of change our commitment to our educational and research missions remains the same. We continue to teach approximately 10% of all credit hours on campus, and we do it well and with pride.
This edition of Purview includes even more departmental news including promotions, hires, accomplishments and awards from our family of Purdue mathematicians.
JEFF BECKLEY RETIRES
It was a full house on Thursday December 1, 2022 as colleagues, students, alumni, family and friends gathered to celebrate the retirement of Jeff Beckley, director of the actuarial science program.