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Irina Holmes (PhD 2014) Accepts Assistant Professorship at Texas A&M

Irina Holmes Irina Holmes (PhD 2014, Advisor: Ambar Sengupta) accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M. Irina Holmes was a Postdoc at Georgia Tech from 2014-2016. She received an NSF postdoctoral fellowship that she spent at Washington University in St. Louis (2016-2017) and Michigan State University (since 2017).

Spartanic LSU math alumni

LSU grads at MSU

Three recent LSU math PhDs are currently postdocs at Michigan State University: Paul Sinz (left; Postdoc in the MSU Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering; PhD 2017; Advisor: Rob Lipton), Irina Holmes (middle; PhD 2016; Advisor: Ambar Sengupta) and Eric Bucher (right; PhD 2016; Advisor: Milen Yakimov).

Joshua Fallon receives 2017 Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award

Joshua Fallon 

Joshua Fallon is the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award. This award recognizes outstanding teaching ability and service to students.

Postdoctoral positions for new LSU PhD's

A number of 2016 LSU math PhD's have accepted postdoctoral positions:

Best Poster Award for LSU Math Graduate Student Neal Livesay

Neal Livesay's poster on the "Local Theory of Meromorphic Connections" received the best poster award at the Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms Conference TORA VII.

Neal Livesay's PhD advisor is Professor Daniel Sage.

Travel Grant from the LSU Student Senate for Math Graduate Students

Four LSU math graduate students, Eric Bucher, Maitreyee Kulkarni, Bach Nguyen, and Kurt Trampel, were awarded a travel grant from the LSU Student Senate to attend the MSRI Hot Topics Workshop on Cluster Algebras and Wall Crossings in Berkeley, CA.

Robert Viator appointed IMA Postdoctoral Fellow

Congratulations to Robert Viator (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Robert Lipton) who has been appointed to an IMA Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota for the 2016-17 academic year.

NSF Postdoc Fellowship for Irina Holmes, LSU PhD 2014

Irina Holmes was awarded an NSF Postdoc Fellowship. She received her PhD in 2014 at LSU under Ambar Sengupta.

Fall 2015 Awards

Fall 2015 Award Ceremony
From left to right: Matthew Barnes, Jun Peng, Amer Darweesh, Abiti Adili, and Eric Bucher.

New GAANN Grant for Doctoral Fellowships

The Department of Mathematics has been awarded a new 3 year GAANN grant (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) from the US Departm