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A sustainable future: Unravelling the data

Mathematics and statistics are two of the quickest-growing fields in the country, and it's not hard to guess why. In part three of this series, we examine some of the data-driven research that is helping usher in a new era of climate policy and action.

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Faculty and Staff

Research grants to seed the next great idea

Seed funding from the College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) program continues to bolster ambitious and expansive research projects across biomedical science, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics and more. 

Oregon State mathematicians Axel Saenz Rodriguez and Swati Patel
Faculty and Staff

Welcoming new mathematicians to Oregon State

The College of Science welcomes Swati Patel and Axel Saenz Rodriguez who joined the Department of Mathematics as tenure-track assistant professors in September.  

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Faculty and Staff

New NSF award to support 'rich and intricate discoveries' in mathematics

Professor of mathematics Holly Swisher was awarded a NSF grant to investigate a number of problems that relate to modular and automorphic forms, which have played a central role in many major problems in number theory over the last century.

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Alumni and Friends

Epidemiologist and public health data scientist

Alumni profile of Epidemiologist and public health data scientist Peter Banwarth.

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Alumni and Friends

Math alumna’s disease modeling at national lab aiding public health initiatives to combat COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed mathematical models in the spotlight as they have become central to public health interventions, planning, resource allocation and forecasts.

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Graduate students

Graduate science fellowship supports interdisciplinary mathematics and energy research

The 2019-2020 Larry Martin and Joyce B. O’Neill Fellowship was awarded to fifth-year mathematics Ph.D. student Choah Shin for high achievement in computational modeling.

Mathematics graduate student Ruby (Ali) Chick
Graduate students

Mathematics graduate student explores marine systems through an interdisciplinary lens

Mathematics graduate student Ruby Chick pursues interdisciplinary research on microplastics through the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program at Oregon State University.

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Biomedical Science

Synergies unleashed to tackle human health and disease

OSU scientists take an interdisciplinary approach to human health, working across the life, physical and mathematical sciences to spur fresh thinking and innovations.

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Faculty and Staff

Metagenomics with Compressive Sensing

Assistant Professor David Koslicki is a researcher developing the techniques necessary to understand the world around us through the use of data.

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From scientific ideas to innovative solutions in the marketplace

The College of Science launches Innovation Days, a series of workshops for faculty to spur innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Faculty and Staff

Recognizing research and administrative excellence

Congratulations to these science faculty and administrators who received 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards for administrative and research excellence!

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Mathematicians tackle challenging real-world problems

The mathematics faculty at OSU are involved in world class research that is deep in mathematical innovation, broad and diverse in its application, and collaborative, interdisciplinary and international in its nature.

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Data Science

The blood of schizophrenia patients contains more genetic material from microbes

The blood of schizophrenia patients features genetic material from more types of microorganisms than that of people without the debilitating mental illness.

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Faculty and Staff

Mathematician receives international recognition as SIAM Fellow

Mathematician Juan Restrepo was named a 2018 Fellow for the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his mathematical and computational modeling of the ocean.

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150 years of science for sea and space

Science at Oregon State University has been a trailblazer since OSU's designation as a land-grant college in 1868.

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Data Science

Tools used for metagenomic research under scrutiny

A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the “Wild West” nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics.

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Data Science

Bridging computer science and statistics to optimize results from "Big Data"

The Spring 2017 Milne Lecture features Michael I. Jordan, Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley on the analytical challenges of big data.

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Da Vinci Days will feature fascinating talks on science, mathematics and arts

Corvallis's premier community event, 2017 Da Vinci Days will feature talks by Oregon State scientists and mathematicians, Benjamin Dalziel and Tom Dick.

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Faculty and Staff

Former musician, aspiring surfer, mathematician: Juan Restrepo, a life of diversity

Some of the most interesting lives don’t move forward in a straight line as mathematician Juan M. Restrepo can attest to: He planned on spending his life as a professional musician.

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Data Science

Quantifying risk in a changing world

Scientists at OSU work with big data to tackle climate change on many fronts.

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Statistician speaks at Women in Data Science event

Associate Professor of Statistics, Sarah Emerson presented a talk at the Corvallis Women in Data Science (WiDs) satellite event on February 3, 2017.

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Faculty and Staff

Massive online database lays foundation for mathematics of the 21st century

A team of mathematicians has released a massive mathematical database that catalogs objects of central importance in number theory.

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Data Science

Next generation of scientists to manage ocean systems

Transdisciplinary team receives $3 million NSF grant to develop Research Traineeships using Big Data to analyze effects of human activities and climate change on oceans.

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DataFest Oregon delivers mind-numbing fun

The American Statistical Association’s Datafest, a nationally-coordinated data analysis competition for students, is April 15-17, 2016 in Weniger Hall.

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Biomedical Science

Biohealth science's connection to quantitative sciences

Researchers are interpreting and advancing biohealth sciences in innovative new ways by applying the natural sciences, such as mathematics, statistics and chemistry.

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Data Science

Big Data expertise transcends disciplines

The College of Science has made strategic investments to extend the impact of data science on transdisciplinary research.

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Big Data and Data Science Programs at NSF

Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science for the CISE Directorate at NSF, will present a seminar on current NSF Big Data and Data Science programs on January 15 at 9 am in Valley Library, rm. 3622.

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Math faculty and alumni flock to 2016 JMM

Many mathematics faculty and alumni are presenting at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle January 6-9.

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Internationally renowned statistician addresses statistics as the “transfer science”

The fall 2015 Milne Lecture features Peter J. Bickel, an internationally renowned statistician and Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the Univ. of California, Berkeley.

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Data Science


In the last two years, the College of Science has focused on augmenting its expertise in data and life sciences with strategic hires