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Yet another new journal on applied algebra, geometry, and topology, published by SIAM and edited-in-chief by Bernd Sturmfels.

The SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry publishes research articles of exceptional quality on the development of algebraic, geometric, and topological methods with strong connection to applications. Areas from mathematics that are covered include algebraic geometry, algebraic and topological combinatorics, algebraic topology, commutative and noncommutative algebra, convex and discrete geometry, differential geometry, multilinear and tensor algebra, number theory, representation theory, symbolic and numerical computation. Application areas include biology, coding theory, complexity theory, computer graphics, computer vision, control theory, cryptography, data science, game theory and economics, geometric design, machine learning, optimization, quantum computing, robotics, social choice, and statistics.

Articles must be accessible and of wide interest to mathematicians working in related or application areas. Brevity is encouraged, with a suggested maximum length of 25 pages. We emphasize the use of online resources. Submissions on computational methods or that include mathematical software are particularly welcome.

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Three closed curves on the sphere.
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Yep. With slope 8/13.
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+Erin Chambers, +Brittany Terese Fasy, and +Lori Ziegelmeier are organizing a Workshop for Women in Computational Topology, to take place August 14–19, 2016 at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) in Minneapolis. The organizers anticipate being able to partially fund travel expenses by US participants.

The workshop will have a special format designed to maximize collaboration, allowing participants to develop new results and build connections. Participants will work in small groups focused on a particular sub-area or open question in computational topology. Groups will contain senior and junior researchers from a variety of specializations and backgrounds to facilitate an open exchange of new ideas from various areas of expertise. Each group will investigate their problem throughout the week and will continue their project together with results written as a submission to the proceedings volume for the workshop.

The workshop will also include discussions on topics such as work-life balance and career options, allowing junior participants to gather information, as well as providing mentoring opportunities during meals and free time.

More information about the workshop, including an application form, are available at https://www.ima.umn.edu/2015-2016/SW8.15-19.16 . Please apply by June 1.

Computational topology is a new and exciting field at the intersection of mathematics and computer science with application to the areas of graphics, medical imaging, materials engineering, and GIS, among others. This workshop is designed to bring together the fledgling network of women in ...
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Congratulations to the new SOCG steering committee: Erin Chambers, Danny Halperin (secretary), Mark van Kreveld, Joe Mitchell (treasurer), David Mount, and Monique Teillaud (chair)!

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Rauner, Madigan both blink on higher education money - Chicago Tribune
For months, Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan held firm on what it would take to turn on the spigot and let state money flow to cash-starved universities and community colleges caught up in Illinois' record-setting budget impasse.
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The new Journal of Applied and Computational Topology is now accepting submissions!
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+Jeff Erickson Any chance of details behind the decision to publish with Springer: contracts, subscription prices, WHY?
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The University of Illinois system appreciates and welcomes the bipartisan effort in Springfield to provide partial, stop-gap funding for the state’s public universities, which have been forced to manage through the first 10 months of fiscal 2016 with no state appropriation.

However, the measure is insufficient as a total funding commitment for fiscal 2016, providing $180 million for the U of I – compared with $647 million for fiscal year 2015. The U of I may be forced to make additional significant reductions in faculty, staff, academic offerings, student programs, economic development initiatives and public service if it does not receive more than the 27.8 percent of last year’s appropriation that is provided in the stop-gap bill.
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Last year's $647M state appropriation was roughly 30% of the university's FY 2015 "unrestricted funds", the $2.1B budget tranche from which almost all salaries are paid. Roughly 50% of 2015 unrestricted funds came from tuition and fees; the remainder was mostly indirect cost recovery from research grants.  On the other hand, about 60% of 2015 unrestricted funds were spent in salaries and benefits to university employees.

Assuming only minor changes in tuition and grant revenue, this month's $180M state appropriation represents a 25% cut to the university's FY 2016 unrestricted funds.
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  • Rice University
    Comp Sci & Math Sci, 1983 - 1987
  • University of California, Irvine
    Information and Computer Science, 1990 - 1992
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1996
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A: Yes, but only if you're graduating this semester and it's a degree requirement.

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