Benedict Gross - Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021

Department - September 30, 2021

Congratulations to Benedict Gross, Professor Emeritus, who, along with colleague Don Zagier are awarded the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021.

Alex Cloninger - UCTV Science Like Me Video

Department - September 21, 2021

Assistant Professor Alex Cloninger is profiled in the UCTV Science Like Me video "Meet a Mathematician with Alex Cloninger".

Amir Mohammadi, Zhouli Xu, Tianyi Zheng - ICM 2022 Invited Lectures

Department - September 20, 2021

Three faculty in the mathematics department, Amir Mohammadi, Zhouli Xu, and Tianyi Zheng have been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2022:
https://icm2022.org/plenary-and-special-lectures.
Bin Dong of Beijing University, China, who was a SEW Visiting Assistant Professor at UCSD in 2009-2011 was also invited to speak.

Fan Chung Graham, Melvin Leok - TILOS NSF National AI Research Institute

Department - August 1, 2021

Congratulations to math faculty Fan Chung Graham and Melvin Leok. They are part of the newly announced institute focused on artificial intelligence and optimization headquartered at UC San Diego. The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale, or TILOS, is funded by a $20 million grant from the NSF. See UCSD News Release.

AWM Student Chapter - 2021 Award for Professional Development

Department - July 30, 2021

The UCSD AWM has been awarded the 2021 AWM Student Chapter Award for Professional Development by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) in recognition of the success of its program to develop students' professional involvement in mathematics.

James McKernan - Simons Foundation Grant 5-Year Extension

Department - May 20, 2021

Professor James McKernan received a 5-year extension to his Simons Foundation grant.

Ery Arias-Castro - 2021 Fellow of the IMS

Department - May 11, 2021

Professor Ery-Arias Castro has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for "fundamental contributions to nonparametric statistics including clustering, graphs and networks, sparse estimation, and statistical learning; and for extensive editorial service."

Jiawang Nie - 14th Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Department - May 8, 2021

Professor Jiawang Nie has been awarded the 14th Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing for significant contributions to "Polynomial optimization, convex algebraic geometry and tensor computation." A ceremony will be held at the General Assembly of the China Society for Computational Mathematics in Nanjing, China from August 15–19, 2021. 

Andrej Zlatoš - 2021 Simons Fellow

Department - April 15, 2021

Professor Andrej Zlatoš has been awarded a 2021 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation.

Haeseong Moon, Yiren Wang - 2020-2021 Richard Libby Graduate Research Award

Department - April 14, 2021

Congratulations to graduate students Haeseong Moon (Advisor: Professor Wenxin Zhou) and Yiren Wang (Advisor: Professor Dimitris Politis) for being awarded the 2020-2021 Richard Libby Graduate Research Award. Richard Libby ('80, MA '82, PhD) received his degrees in mathematics at UC San Diego before starting a successful career in the finance industry. His recent $100,000 contribution to the university exemplifies his passion for using mathematics in concert with finance and business, in particular when it comes to assessing market risk. Half of his unique gift has been awarded to the Department of Mathematics in support of graduate studies and research.