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Professor Deanna Needell accepts position as Executive Director of UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education

The appointment for Executive Director of the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) has been accepted by Professor Deanna Needell, the Dunn Family Endowed Chair in Data Theory in the Department of Mathematics. IDRE is comprised of faculty and technologists working to advance the existing body of computing knowledge and expertise at UCLA. IDRE […]

Dr. Courtney Shelley to join Department as first Social Justice/Data Science Postdoctoral Scholar

A new joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, supported by the Division of Physical Sciences, has been created to focus on a social-justice issue from a data-science perspective. Dr. Courtney Shelley has been hired as the Social Justice/Data Science (SJDS) Assistant Adjunct Professor and will teach two courses in mathematics each year. […]

Chief Administrative Officer Ronke Epps receives UCLA’s 2021 Distinguished Career Award

The Administrative Management Group (AMG), in partnership with Campus Human Resources honors outstanding managers and staff who have made significant contributions to their organizations and the UCLA campus through their Excellence Awards series. This year, Ronke Epps, chief administrative officer (CAO) of the mathematics department, has been selected as the sole recipient of the 2021 […]

Assistant Professor Pavel Galashin receives National Science Foundation Career Award

UCLA assistant professor of mathematics Pavel Galashin has won the 2021 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation. This is one of two early career awards Galashin has recently received, as he was also selected for the prestigious 2021 Sloan Fellowship in February. The National Science Foundation CAREER awards, presented by the […]

UCLA Curtis Center joins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s first ever U.S. education Grand Challenge

In today’s classrooms, Algebra 1 currently serves as an obstacle for many students’ success. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s first ever U.S. education Grand Challenge, identifies partners to design solutions to make Algebra 1 “more accessible, relevant, and collaborative for students who are Black, Latino, English Learners, and/or experiencing poverty.” The UCLA Curtis Center […]

Register for the Curtis Center’s Annual Mathematics and Teaching Virtual Conference: Saturday, March 6, 2021

The UCLA Curtis Center will be hosting their Annual Mathematics and Teaching Virtual Conference on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Typically, the conference welcomes over 200 teachers, students, and mathematicians for a day of meaningful discussion about mathematics education as well as some hands-on learning. This year, there will be two keynote speakers covering […]

Professor Yin and team wins Best Student Paper Award on Scalability, Privacy, and Security in Federated Learning

UCLA Mathematics Professor Wotao Yin‘s paper titled, “Hybrid Federated Learning: Algorithms and Implementation,” won the Best Student Paper Award at the 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS-20) Workshop on Scalability, Privacy, and Security in Federated Learning. The paper, written in collaborations with researchers from the University of Minnesota and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was published […]

Alumna Aleka McAdams on award winning team for the 2020 Oscars, Scientific and Technical Achievement

Aleka McAdams, an alumna of UCLA Mathematics, is part of the award winning team that accepted a 2020 Oscars for Scientific and Technical Achievement. McAdams and her team received the Technical Achievement Award for the Walt Disney Animation Studios Hair Simulation System at the virtual ceremony this past Saturday, February 13, 2021. “The WDAS Hair Simulation […]

Professor Khare awarded fellowship from the Simons Foundation

UCLA Mathematics Professor Chandrashekhar Khare has been awarded the 2021 fellowship from the Simons Foundation. “Khare, a fellow of Britain’s Royal Society, is an expert on Galois representations and modular forms. He and the late French mathematician Jean-Pierre Wintenberger proved a conjecture that was widely considered unachievable. Khare and Wintenberger were awarded the 2011 Frank […]