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Professor Andrew Marks invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022

Professor Andrew Marks has been named as an invited speaker for the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 6-22, 2022. His interests include descriptive set theory and its connection to computability theory, ergodic theory, and operator algebras. The ICM is the most influential meeting in pure and applied mathematics as well as one of the […]


Professor Terence Tao named to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

“Terence Tao, UCLA professor of mathematics, has been selected by President Joe Biden as one 30 of America’s most-distinguished leaders in science and technology who will serve on his President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The council advises the president “on matters involving policy affecting science, technology, and innovation, as well as on […]


Assistant Professor Hong Wang receives New Frontiers Prize

UCLA Mathematics Assistant Professor Hong Wang was awarded the 2022 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize today for her “advances on the restriction conjecture, the local smoothing conjecture and related problems.” The Breakthrough Prize, often called the “Oscars of Science,” recognizes the world’s top scientists and mathematicians. To read the full article, visit the UCLA Newsroom.


Professor Marcus Roper’s new paper uses mathematical modeling to understand blood flow to the brain

A paper, published in last week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), by mathematics professor, Marcus Roper (pictured above left), and graduate student, Yujia Qi (pictured above right), reveals the surprising challenges of maintaining blood flows within the brain.  The brain demands a constant supply of glucose and oxygen, which is fed to it by […]


Dr. Oleg Gleizer appointed as Director of the UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

Dr. Oleg Gleizer has been selected as the new director of the UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle (ORMC) following a nationwide search. Oleg received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 2001 at Northeastern University, specializing in representation theory and special functions. Joining ORMC in 2011, Oleg has been an integral part of the program serving […]


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 […]


“Liggett Teaching Awards” established in honor of Professor Emeritus Thomas M. Liggett

A proud supporter and distinguished member of the UCLA family, Christina Liggett has established a $500,000 endowment in honor of her late husband, Professor Emeritus Thomas M. Liggett, for his contributions in research, teaching, and service at UCLA. As a part of the Physical Sciences Matching Gift Fund program, the Dean of Physical Sciences will […]