Entries by Zenith Farin

Assistant Professor Joaquin Moraga joins the Department

Joaquin Moraga will be joining the department as an assistant professor in July 2022. He earned his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Utah in Summer 2019. During his PhD at the University of Utah, under the advice of Chirstopher Hacon, his research focused on the minimal model program. After finishing his PhD, Moraga […]

UCLA Computer Science Professor Amit Sahai to join the Department

UCLA Computer Science Professor Amit Sahai will begin a new joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science this Fall. Amit Sahai is a Simons Investigator (2021), Fellow of the ACM (2018) and a Fellow of the IACR (2019). He was an invited lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022). […]

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 […]