Aditee Prabhutendolkar attends the Los Angeles Math Circle (LAMC) program, a free enrichment program of the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. Now a junior in high school, Aditee is using her LAMC experience to share her passion for math with others. Over the past three years, Aditee has started her own LAMC satellite math circles at four elementary and two middle schools in the Arcadia school district. The elementary schools are Baldwin Stocker, Camino Grove, Holly Avenue, and Highland Oaks; these math circles are for students in 3rd-5th grade. The middle schools are First Avenue and Dana; these math circles are for students in 6th-8th grade. Every math circle meets once a week.

The elementary school math circles cover preparation for Math Kangaroo as well as fun math skills, such as number systems, cryptarithms, and logic puzzles. The middle school math circles prepare students for many math competitions (AMC 8, Math Counts, Math Kangaroo, Bay Math League, etc.) and for high school math.There are approximately 30 students at each elementary school and 20 students at each middle school, for a total reach of 130 students.

Aditee recruited other high school students to assist her in leading the math circles including Merrick Hua, Jason Chan, Jaime Choy, and Ryan Wang.

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Every two years, SIAM presents the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize to one individual for “outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications.” This year, UCLA Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Andrea Bertozzi is the selected recipient. Andrea will receive the award in July 2019 at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019) in Valencia, Spain.

Established in 1998 in memory of Ralph E. Kleinman, the prize recognizes work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology.

On Sunday, June 16th, UCLA Math alumnus Vladimir (Vlad) Tenev came to campus to give the commencement keynote address to over 400 graduates, their families and friends. His inspirational speech urged students to follow their passion, even if it means leaving a familiar path for one that is true to our heart.

Please read below for a short biography of Vladimir from the UCLA College Magazine: 

“Vlad Tenev is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Robinhood, one of the fastest growing brokerages. As Co-CEO, he oversees the company’s engineering and business development teams. In 2013 Vlad co-founded Robinhood with Baiju Bhatt to democratize America’s financial system, and they’ve since reached millions of customers across the country. Robinhood is backed with $539 million in funding and valued at $5.6 billion. Before Robinhood, Tenev started two finance companies in New York City and earned his B.S. in Mathematics at Stanford University and M.S. in Mathematics at UCLA. Tenev has been recognized on the Forbes 30 under 30Inc 30 under 30, and Fortune 40 under 40 lists for his achievements.”

Second year PhD student Kevin Miller has been selected for the 2019 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. With the purpose of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, awardees receive full tuition and all mandatory fees coverage for up to three years. The fellowship program is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army of Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Kevin’s research interests lie in the intersection of network science and machine learning, specifically graph-based models for machine learning tasks.

Incoming PhD student Aaron George is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which selects outstanding students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines among various U.S. institutions. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend, allowance for tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development. Aaron’s research specialty is also in Computational and Applied Mathematics.