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  • Badzioch wins SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Bernard Badzioch has won the 2024 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Badzioch was recognized for consistently demonstrating superior teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. As an innovative educator, students remark that Dr. Badzioch has the “rare skill, particularly amongst mathematicians,” to understand even their most incomprehensible questions and answer in a way that makes them feel good for having asked it. Read UBNow.
  • The power of stochastic differential equations
    A new algorithm developed by Naoki Masuda, with co-athors Kazuyuki Aihara and Neil G. MacLaren, can identify the most predictive data points that a tipping point is near. Published in Nature Communications, this theoretical framework uses the power of stochastic differential equations to observe the fluctuation of data points, or nodes, and then determine which should be used to calculate an early warning signal. The algorithm is unique in that it fully incorporates network science into the process.
  • PNAS publishes collaborative research that sheds light on steep ocean wave dynamics
    In a new collaborative study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers from the University of Washington, SUNY at Buffalo and the University of New Mexico have unveiled the dominant mechanism behind wave-breaking of tall oceanic waves. The research team includes Prof. Bernard Deconinck (UW), Prof. Sergey Dyachenko (UB), Prof. Pavel Lushnikov (UNM) and Dr. Anastassiya Semenova (UW).

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