UM Math PhD team takes first prize in Erdos Competition

Big congrats to Math PhD students Anna Brosowski, Sayantan Khan, Nancy Wang, Ethan Zell and Yili Zhang—otherwise known as Team Supermassive Blackhole—who took first place in the Erdös Institute‘s most recent Data Science bootcamp competition! Their project, titled Movie Finder, […]

Why I landed an industry job

by Yiwang Chen (UM Math PhD 2022) Now at Google There is always this question that crosses your mind at least once when you are working on your Ph.D., namely, industry or academia? As many Ph.D. students, my initial thought […]

Lecturer Jobs Open

The University of Illinois, Chicago just opened several lecturer positions in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. I can put you in contact with other Math PhD alums who have done this, or with the Chair, Brooke Shipley, […]

Luis Serrano to speak in Invitations to Industry Monday

Our own Luis Serrano (UM Math PhD 2010) will be speaking Monday November 15 at Noon in the Invitations to Industry seminar, jointly sponsored by the Erdos Institute. Don’t miss Luis! He’s an incredibly helpful resource for our PhD students […]

Come meet Alum Florian Block and learn about finance jobs for Math PhDs

More about non-Academic Careers for Math PhDs To learn more about Dr. Block or PDT Partners, please see the links below.Florian Block, PhDPDT Partners: PDT, which stands for Process Driven Trading, was founded by Peter Muller in 1993 as a proprietary […]

Erdös Institute Career Support

Michigan math has partnered with the Erdös institute to bring our PhD and MLB students, post-docs, and PhD alumni career support. Please consider taking advantage of this amazing opportunity! The application window for the Erdös Institute’s Spring 2022 Career Workshops […]

Invitations to Entrepreneurship for Math PhDs

Don’t miss Michigan alumna Olivia Walch (UM AIM PhD 2016) in our first Invitation to Entrepreneurship talk! Olivia is CEO of her own company, Arcascope, that markets an App that uses mathematics to help people sleep better. Invitations to Entrepreneurship […]

Interested in Finance Jobs post PhD?

Math PhD Alumnus Alex Leaf, who defended his thesis, The Kashaev Equation and Related Recurrences in 2018 under the direction of Sergey Fomin, reached out to let us know he’d be happy to provide advice on the recruiting process for […]

Industry or Academia?

Recent Math PhD Zhan Jiang (UM PhD 2021) wrote to share his personal experience with “the Job Market” as well as some practical advice and resources that eventually landed him a job at Google. Like pretty much every technical employee at […]