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Professor Wilfrid Gangbo and Professor Emeritus Haruzo Hida Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Wilfrid Gangbo and Professor Emeritus Haruzo Hida have been elected as Class of 2022 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This year, the American Academy elected 261 outstanding individuals who align with the tradition of recognizing leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research. David Oxtoby, President of the […]

In Memoriam: Robert Brown

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague Professor Emeritus Robert Brown on Friday, April 8, 2022. Bob joined the UCLA Mathematics Department in 1963 as an assistant professor immediately after receiving his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He became a full professor in the department in 1973, and […]

Professor Tim Austin receives 2021 Ostrowski Prize

“The Ostrowski Prize for 2021 is awarded to Tim Austin for his outstanding work in a remarkably broad array of fields, including probability theory, ergodic theory and dynamics, combinatorics, operator algebras, group cohomology, and metric geometry. He made several breakthroughs, solving old standing problems, while at the same time making deep theory-building contributions. The main […]

UCLA Putnam Team ranks #4 out of 427 institutions

In the 2021 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Ciprian Bonciocat, Runze Yu, and Jacob B. Zhang) were ranked #4 out of 427 institutions. Individually, Ciprian Bonciocat, Runze Yu, and Jacob B. Zhang received honorable mentions for ranking in the top 100 nationwide. Other high scorers placed in the top 500 were Issac Li, Duc […]

Professor Guido Montúfar awarded 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship

UCLA Mathematics and Statistics Assistant Professor Guido Montúfar was awarded the 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship. Eight UCLA professors were selected among 118 scientists and scholars, making UCLA No. 1 among U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities in the number of new fellows. “Montúfar, who leads the Mathematical Machine Learning Group — centered at UCLA and […]

UCLA Mathematician and predictive modeling team awarded LA County Gold Eagle Award

“Three UCLA professors have been honored with the Los Angeles County’s “Gold Eagle Award” for their service on the county’s COVID-19 predictive modeling team. Team members included Thomas Belin (pictured above on the left), professor of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Andrea Bertozzi (pictured above center) , UCLA’s Betsy Wood Knapp […]

Dr. Rishi Sonthalia receives Peter Smereka Award for best AIM thesis

Dr. Rishi Sonthalia is a Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA under Andrea Bertozzi,  Jacob Foster, and Guido Montufar. He has been awarded the Peter Smereka Award for the best Applied & Interdisciplinary Mathematics thesis of last year for his thesis “Metric and Representation, Learning”, advised by Anna Gilbert and Raj-Rao Nadakuditi. The University of Michigan will […]

Professor Deanna Needell named 2022 AMS Fellow

UCLA Professor Deanna Needell joins the Class of 2022 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for her contributions to compressed sensing and the mathematics of data. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. “It is an honor to welcome a […]

Professor Michael Hill Receives 2022 Oswald Veblen Prize

“Michael Hill, Michael Hopkins, and Douglas Ravenel will receive the 2022 AMS Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry for their paper “On the nonexistence of elements of Kervaire invariant one.” This paper solved a 50-year-old problem in geometric topology by showing that framed manifolds with Kervaire invariant one can only exist in finitely many dimensions, introducing deeply influential new ideas and […]