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UW CSE’s Austin Stromme wins Goldwater Scholarship

Austin StrommeUW sophomore Austin Stromme, who is pursuing a double major in computer science and mathematics, has been selected as a 2016 Goldwater Scholar.

Stromme worked with professor James Lee of UW CSE’s Theory group last year on graph theoretic methods in computational linear algebra. Currently, he is working with math professor Jim Morrow on the use of discrete harmonic cohomology modules to understand the geometry of boundary graphs, and with Ph.D. student Matthew Junge to analyze the frog model and related random models on graphs.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program supports outstanding undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. After he earns his bachelor’s degree, Stromme plans to obtain his Ph.D. in math and pursue a career in academic research and teaching at the intersection of algebra and geometry. He is one of 252 scholars chosen on the basis of academic merit from among more than 1,100 nominations.

Congratulations, Austin!

April 11, 2016