The Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Shaina Race to the position of assistant professor. Protégé of esteemed mathematician Professor Carl Meyer, Dr. Race earned her Ph.D. in Operations Research from NC State in May. Her doctoral dissertation, Iterative Consensus Clustering, involves mathematical models for high-dimensional data analytics. Dr. Race has instructional experience in several areas of mathematics and won the Department of Mathematics Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in 2011. Dr. Race also holds M.S. degrees in Analytics and Applied Mathematics from NC State, and a B.S. degree in Mathematical Science from Clemson University.