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Award-Winning Topology Video by Graduate Student

Congratulations to Mustafa Hajij. His topology video "Turaev surfaces" is the 2010 Dean's scholarship award winner at the
LSU digital media festival.

GAANN Grant for Doctoral Fellowships

The Department has been awarded a new GAANN grant (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) from the US Department of Education in spring, 2010.  This grant provides for doctoral fellowships to support excellent US citizen and Permanent Resident graduate students in mathematics at LSU.  Mathematics has been designated by congress as an area of national need.  These fellowships can pay up to $30,000 per year, capped however by the student's level of financial need, and they cover tuition and certain other educational expenses.&n

Graduate Wins Distinguished Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jasson Vindas, who completed his doctoral dissertation in 2009 under the direction of Prof. Ricardo Estrada in the Mathematics Department.  Dr. Vindas's dissertation, entitled Local Behavior of Distributions and Applications, has been honored with the University's annual  Distinguished Dissertation Award in Science, Engineering and Technology.  Dr. Vindas is currently at a 3-year postdoctoral research position at the University of Ghent in Belgium.

Graduate Student Wins Postdoc

Congratulations to Silvia Jimenez, doctoral student of Prof. Robert Lipton.  Silvia has won a 3-year research postdoctoral job at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.   Silvia is the fifth pending PhD graduate for 2010 who has won a research postdoctoral position.

Graduate Student Wins Postdoc in Lausanne

Congratulations to Piotr Maciak, doctoral student of Prof. Jorge Morales, who has won a postdoctoral research position at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. This is a 9 month position and it starts in January 2011.

Distinguished Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jasson Vindas, LSU Mathematics PhD graduate and student of Prof. Ricardo Estrada, for winning the annual Distinguished Dissertation Award of the College of Basic Sciences at LSU.

LSU Graduate receives NSF International Postdoc

Carolyn Chun, a 2009 LSU Ph.D., received an International Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The NSF program supports “...highly meritorious research and education activities that present unique opportunities and offer potentially high benefits because of the vital and integral nature of the foreign collaboration.” The award will support Dr. Chun's research in combinatorics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Recent Graduate wins International Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Carolyn B. Chun, PhD graduate in 2009, who has won a 24-month International Research Fellowship  from the National Science Foundation.  Carolyn was a student of Prof. James Oxley, and she is working at  Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Postdocs at MSRI, CALTECH, IMA, and Texas A&M

Congratulations are in order to three pending PhD graduates for this year.

Ms. Anna Zemlyanova, who is a student of Prof. Yuri Antipov, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley for the fall of 2010.

Mr. Santiago Fortes, who is a student of Profs. Robert Lipton and Stephen Shipman, has been awarded a postdoctoral research position at the California Institute of Technology

Fall 2009 Awards

Pasquale Porcelli Award for Graduate Research Excellence
Anna Zemlyanova
David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award
Sejong Kim
Certificate of Teaching Excellence
Dennis Hall
Fareed Hawwa
Myron Minn-Thu-Aye