Mathematical Modeling Ph.D.
July 30, 2021
Swimming in plastic
Crain's Detroit Business interviews Matthew Hoffman, associate professor of mathematical sciences, about how microplastics are appearing in a disturbingly wide range of places in the Great Lakes Basin.
July 8, 2021
First mathematical modeling Ph.D. student graduates from RIT
From her early days in school, Nicole Rosato realized that math was one of her favorite subjects. This past May, Rosato, who is from Paramus, N.J., became the first student to graduate from RIT’s new Ph.D. program in mathematical modeling.
June 2, 2021
New study finds plastic waste in the sea mainly drifts near the coast
Scientists have developed new models that show plastic waste is accumulating differently in oceans than previously believed. A new study illustrates that far more plastic pollution than previously thought remains near the coast or ends up on beaches.
April 28, 2021
Ph.D. students complement academic research with internships and co-ops
Undergraduates aren’t the only students taking advantage of RIT’s co-op and internship program. Across the university, Ph.D. students are securing prestigious work experiences to provide important gateways to careers in industry, foundations, and government.
April 14, 2021
Eisenhart Award winner Nathaniel Barlow strives to bring out the fun in math
Embracing experimentation in the classroom has worked well for Associate Professor Nathaniel Barlow, who is receiving an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching—RIT’s highest honor for tenured faculty—in just his first year as tenured faculty.
March 25, 2021
Ph.D. student wins Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Bridget Torsey, a Ph.D. student in RIT’s mathematical modeling program from Buffalo, N.Y., has received the Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Along with taking rigorous courses, Torsey has been teaching at RIT for eight semesters and working part-time as an engineer at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester.
January 15, 2021
College of Science experiences boom in sponsored research
Several School of Physics and Astronomy faculty secured large grants as principal investigators during a banner summer.
December 16, 2020
Scientists complete yearlong pulsar timing study after reviving long-dormant radio telescopes
While the scientific community grapples with the loss of the Arecibo radio telescope, astronomers who recently revived a long-dormant radio telescope array in Argentina hope it can help modestly compensate for the work Arecibo did in pulsar timing.
November 24, 2020
The odds of contracting COVID-19 at Thanksgiving
WHEC-TV talks to Nathan Cahill, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences and director of the mathematical modeling Ph.D. program, about potential exposure to COVID-19.
November 5, 2020
New black hole merger simulations could help power next-gen gravitational wave detectors
Scientists have developed new simulations of black holes with widely varying masses merging that could help power the next generation of gravitational wave detectors. RIT Professor Carlos Lousto and Research Associate James Healy from RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences outline these record-breaking simulations in a new Physical Review Letters paper.
May 9, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology estimates 381 tons of plastic in Lake Erie -- most of it on the bottom
Cleveland.com talks to mathematical modeling doctoral student Juliette Daily and Professor Matthew Hoffman about their research on plastic pollution in Lake Erie.
April 28, 2020
Student to Student: Microplastic pollution in the Great Lakes
In her research, Juliette Daily uses 3D models to show where microplastic pollution is collecting in the Great Lakes. As a result of her research, she is now the first author of her first published paper.