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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 […]

Assistant Professor Galashin awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship

UCLA Mathematics Assistant Professor Pavel Galashin was awarded the 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship today. Four UCLA professors were selected among 128 scientists and scholars from 58 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. “Galashin conducts research in algebraic combinatorics. He is particularly interested in its unexpected applications to other areas of math and […]

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Undergraduate Town Hall Leads to New Ticketing System for Department

The UCLA Mathematics Undergraduate Student Services office supports over 2,000 math majors and manages 20,000+ general course enrollments. Like many departments at UCLA, they are made up of a small team and are consistently inundated with requests. Managing a high volume of emails in a shared inbox is cumbersome and inefficient for both staff and students waiting to receive a response.   Last fall, the Department hosted its first virtual town hall specifically […]

Women in Combinatorics and Representation Theory Virtual Workshop – May 2021

This year’s UC Riverside workshop on Diversity and Excellence will be on the topic of “Women in Combinatorics and Representation Theory.” The conference will be held online, May 15-16, 2021. This virtual workshop will five plenary talks, given byPamela Harris, Williams CollegeSabine Lang, University of DenverSarah Mason, Wake Forest UniversityChelsea Walton, Rice UniversityElizabeth Wicks, Microsoft […]

PhD Student Bohan Chen awarded 2021 UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowship

UCLA Mathematics PhD student Bohan Chen has been named a UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellow for 2021. Eleven students were nominated across five UC campuses. The program supports UC graduate student training at the national laboratories by providing two to three years of funding to conduct in-residence dissertation research and receive professional training. Bohan is […]

Profs. Wotao Yin and Mason Porter named among the most influential researchers in the world

Thirty-seven UCLA scholars have been named as the world’s most influential scientific researcher. This annual list of the most highly cited researchers is compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate using data based on scholarly publication counts and citation indexes. The selected researchers wrote publications that ranked in the top 1% by citations […]