ICS Professor Wes Peterson Passed Away

Long time ICS Professor and friend of the math department Wes Peterson passed away on May 6th. According to Prof JB Nation: "Wes was a gentleman and a scholar and his passing is a loss to the UH community. He wrote the first textbook on coding theory, and his decoding method for Reed-Solomon codes is one of the classics in the field. He thought like a mathematician, and impressed me repeatedly with his contributions to our collaboration on group codes".
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View Fossorier, Nation, Peterson Paper.

School and University Partnership for Educational Renewal in Mathematics

SUPER-M is a project in the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program that supports fellowships and training for graduate students in mathematics. Each of the six fellows recruited for 2010-2011 is partnered with a teacher from a local K-12 school, both on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands. The goal of the partnership is to create opportunities for the fellows to communicate their research to a variety of audiences and to enhance the mathematics taught in the K-12 learning environments. More information: Super-M home page | Application information

Mathematical Biology

UH has received a National Science Foundation grant which will pay for math and biology majors to participate in interdisciplinary research and training at UH.  Interested students are encouraged to inquire before registering for classes for next semester.

In particular, students with at least one year of calculus are encouraged to enroll in Math 305, which is concerned with probabilistic models in biology.  

Please contact Prof. Les Wilson for further information or go to the UH Math Biology website.