The faculty, staff and students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University extend their warmest wishes to Dr. Bill Kalies, who will be moving on from his esteemed position at Florida Atlantic University, effective July 2023. Dr. Kalies made significant contributions as a distinguished faculty member for 25 years, imparting knowledge in numerous undergraduate and graduate courses. Since 2019, he served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, showcasing an unwavering dedication to excellence that inspired us all. He also served as the Interim Dean of the Graduate College from January to June of 2023.
Dr. Kalies completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Cornell University in 1994 and subsequently taught at California Polytechnic State University before joining the faculty at FAU in 1998. Throughout his career, his research interests primarily revolved around computational dynamic systems and computational topology. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Dr. Kalies actively participated as a volunteer in various events organized by the mathematics department, exemplifying his passion for teaching and the pursuit of mathematical knowledge.
Regarded as a highly esteemed professor, Dr. Kalies consistently demonstrated an exceptional willingness to assist students and colleagues alike, earning the utmost respect from all who crossed his path. His absence will undoubtedly be deeply felt by the entire academic community. In pursuit of new horizons, Dr. Kalies has accepted a position as the Director of Data Science Programs at the University of Toledo in Ohio. This transition allows him and his family to reside closer to their extended family.
To honor Dr. Kalies' service to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, a special celebration was held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, where his numerous achievements were recognized and appreciated. The birthdays of Dr. Stephen Locke and his wife, Joanne, were also celebrated, as well as the transition of Dr. Yuan Wang into Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.