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Dept News, May 2017

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 Athena SWAN Silver award for the department.

I am delighted that the department's commitment to the recruitment and progression of its female students and staff has been recognised by an Athena SWAN Silver award.  I believe our sustained record of achievement can be traced back some 25 years to former colleague Bill Stephenson's pioneering 'Women in Mathematics' day aimed at encouraging aspiring female mathematicians to study at UCL; an event that, remarkably, has run almost every year
since.

I am grateful to members, past and present, of the department's Athena SWAN team who have enthusiastically formulated, developed and implemented a series of actions and good practice to the benefit of all staff and students, and also to the wider membership of the department for embracing these. Many people outside the department have helped us reflect on our practices and provide support and guidance, especially UCL's HR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team and the London Mathematical Society's Women in Mathematics Committee. There is still much to do and we look forward to working with UCL colleagues and the UK mathematical community in further developing good practice to the benefit of all.

Robb McDonald

Dept News, April 2017

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 1. I am delighted to announce the following two Lecturer appointments:

(a) Dr Ewelina Zatorska has been appointed Lecturer in Applied Mathematics from October 2017
This post was made possible by a generous donation to the department in the will of Howard Davies, a former, long-serving, member of the department.

(b) Dr Ed Segal (see my news email 7 Dec 2016) has been appointed Lecturer in Algebraic Geometry from September 2017

Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example

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Sofia Olhede

The Royal Society is today releasing its report on "Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example”. Professor Sofia Olhede (UCL Statistical Science, UCL Computer Science and UCL Mathematics) has been part of the committee, which has explored policy issues associated with automated decision making using machine learning in society.

Winners of the 2017 Provost’s Teaching Awards announced

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Matthew Scroggs (L), Andrea Sella (R)

Eight colleagues including Matthew Scroggs (UCL Mathematics) and Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) have been commended for teaching excellence through UCL’s annual awards which recognise and reward outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our students. 

MAPS Faculty Postgraduate Prize Winners and Dean’s Commendations Announced

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Ekaterini Katsouri (L) and Thomas Armitage (R)

Congratulations to Thomas Armitage, winner of the 2016 Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize, and to Ekaterini Katsouri, winner of the 2016 Faculty Postgraduate Taught Prize.

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