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Assistant Professor Jiang and UCLA team receive Best Paper Award on Mechanisms and Design at ICRA 2021

This year, the 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021) took place from May 30th to June 5th in Xi’an, China. The paper, Soft Hybrid Aerial Vehicle Via Bistable Mechanism, written by Xuan Li, Jessica McWilliams, Minchen Li, Cynthia Sung and Chenfanfu Jiang recently won Best Paper Award on Mechanisms and Design. Among […]

Dr. Yuejiao Sun receives Outstanding Student Paper Award from ICASSP2021

Dr. Yuejiao Sun is an applied math graduate student under the supervision of Prof. Wotao Yin. She recently defended her dissertation. Her paper “An Optimal Stochastic Compositional Optimization Method with Applications to Meta Learning” joint with Prof. Tianyi Chen from RPI and Prof. Wotao Yin was among the four outstanding student papers selected from over 3000+ papers […]

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 […]