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Mathematics

## 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

## Graduate Student Wins Postdoctoral Research Position

Congratulations to Jasson Vindas, doctoral student of Professor Estrada. Jasson has been awarded a three-year Research Postdoctoral Position at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Computer Algebra at the University of Gent in Belgium.

## Graduate Student Selected for International Summer Institute

The National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) has selected graduate student Lee Windsperger to participate in the 2009 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI). During the summer of 2009, Lee will visit the University of Dunedin in New Zealand to do research with Professor Boris Baeumer (LSU Math PhD 1997).

## Jintao Cui Receives a 2009 SIAM Student Paper Prize

Jintao Cui, a doctoral student of Professor Susanne Brenner, received student paper prizes awarded at the 2009 SIAM SEAS Spring Meeting held in Columbia, SC. The selection committee was very impressed with his presentation of his research, as well as the contributions his research has made to mathematics.

## Jasson Vindas Wins National Award

Congratulations to Jasson Vindas, doctoral student of Ricardo Estrada, who has been awarded the Costa Rica Young Scientist Award. The prize is rotated among the different scientific areas, and is given to a young mathematician every 4 years. The first math winner, in 1992, also has an LSU connection.

## Graduate Student Wins Postdoc at Goethe University

Congratulations to Avaro Guevara, doctoral student of Professors Wolenski and Malisoff.  Alvaro has won a two-year Research Postdoctoral Job at the Visual Sensorics and Information Processing Lab (VSI) at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, in collaboration with the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).

## CCT Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Jintao Cui, who has been awarded a CCT Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship for next year.  Also, Jintao has  won a prize for a student paper presented at the SIAM meeting in Columbia, South Carolina, in April.