2014 M.A. graduate Malihe Alikhani completed her Master’s project on *American option pricing and optimal stopping for success runs*. She participated in the Cornell Summer School in Probability 2014.

Her project constitutes one of the parts of the new paper *Pricing Complexity Options*, which appeared in

Algorithmic Finance, 2015.

Entry at IOS Press

The best version of the paper is at arxiv.org

The ideas are implemented in the Complexity Option Game!

Kayleigh Hyde presented our joint paper on nondeterministic automatic complexity at

COCOON 2014.

In 2015, the paper appeared in Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.

The ideas are implemented in the Complexity Guessing Game!

The Department of Mathematics at University of Hawaii at Manoa has long had an informal graduate program in logic, lattice theory, and universal algebra going back to Alfred Tarski’s student William Hanf.

Starting in 2016, things are getting a little more formal.

We intend the following course rotation (repeating after two years):

Semester |
Course number |
Course title |

Fall 2015 |
MATH 649B |
Graduate Seminar |

Spring 2016 |
MATH 649* |
Applied Model Theory |

Fall 2016 |
MATH 654* |
Graduate Introduction to Logic |

Spring 2017 |
MATH 657 |
Computability and Complexity |

*Actual course numbers may vary.

#### Faculty who may teach in the program

David A. Ross, Professor

Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen, Professor

Mushfeq Khan, Temporary Assistant Professor 2014-2017

Achilles Beros, Temporary Assistant Professor 2015-2017

Paul Kim Long Vu Nguyen defended his dissertation (final version, July 3, 2014) on May 23, 2014.

The commencement ceremony was held in the Stan Sheriff Center on May 17.

Left to right: Vice Chancellor Dasenbrock, 3 Board of Regents members, faculty marshall, Paul Nguyen, Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen.

## Professor of Mathematics, University of Hawaii at Manoa