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Jeremy Tillay, math major, wins first prize in LSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Math major Jeremy Tillay received the first prize in the Level 1 Math and Physical Science category of the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Workshop on Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations at LSU

A workshop on Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations will take place at LSU on October 6 and 7, 2012.

The workshop is organized by Profs. Olafsson and Yakimov.

Math graduates are heading to graduate programs

Jordan Keller, Hannah Manuel and Alex Leder are three of the May 2012 graduates in math that are heading to graduate programs this Fall. All three received one of the 42 University Medals awarded for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point averages. 

LSU wins MAA math competition

The LSU math department sent two teams of students to compete in the “Student Team Competition” held at the meeting of the La-Miss section of the MAA on Friday, March 2, 2012. There were 21 teams from a wide variety of schools in Louisiana and Mississippi at the competition. The LSU teams won first place (\$100) and third place (\$50) with scores of 124 and 108, respectively.

The first-place team consisted of Christine Derbins, Jordan Keller, Jeremy Tillay and Paxton Turner. The third-place team consisted of Jacob Desmond, Andrew Elias, Jesse Lu and Andrew Stewart.

Spring 2012 Awards

LSU Awards

  • Professor Lawrence Smolinsky received H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence.
  • Professor Milen Yakimov received the 2011 Rainmaker Award.
  • Stephanie Kurtz received George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Ameziane Harhad and Terrie White received the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award (University College).
  • Katie Stelly was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

College of Science Awards

Departmental Awards and Recognitions

  • Aleksandr Smirnov received Porcelli Award for Graduate Academic Excellence.
  • Jacob Matherne received David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Breanne Hughes received Margaret Oxley Math Education Award.
  • Jordan Keller received Robert and Betti Giles Senior Math Award.
  • Hannah Manuel received Porcelli Senior Scholarship and the Top Individual Performer on the Putnam Exam Award.
  • Jacob Desmond received Porcelli Junior Scholarship.
  • Rebecca Landry received Geaux Teach Award.
  • Jake Blanton, Vivian He, Perry Iverson, and Austin Scirratt received Certificates of Teaching Excellence.
  • Jesse Levitt coached the Baton Rouge High School team, who scored second in the Harvard-MIT Math Contest.

Congratulations to all!

NDSEG fellowship for Hannah Manuel

Hannah Manuel, LSU Math major, received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship. The fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. On average less than 15 fellowships are awarded in Mathematics annually. Hannah Manuel plans to take the fellowship at the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech.

Hannah Manuel came to LSU in 2008 on the Chancellor's Future Leaders in Research program. She was mentored by Professor Dasbach. 



Conference in memory of Jürgen Hurrelbrink at Banach Center

In memory of Prof. Jürgen Hurrelbrink (1944-2009) a conference on Algebraic K-theory and Arithmetic will take place from July 22 to July 28, 2012 at the Banach Center in Bedlewo, Poland.


Postdoctoral positions for graduate students Yue Chen, Maria Vega and Amber Russell

Yue Chen, Maria Vega and Amber Russell accepted Postdoctoral positions starting in the Fall of 2012.

Yue Chen, who will receive his PhD in the Summer of 2012 under the direction of Professor Robert Lipton, will be a 3-year Postdoctoral Scholar in the Math Department of the University of Kentucky.

Maria Vega, who received her PhD under Dan Sage in December of 2011, will be a 3-year Postdoc at North Carolina State University.

Amber Russell, who will receive her PhD in the Summer of 2012 under Pramod Achar, will be a 3-year Postdoc at the University of Georgia. 

ALEKS is here

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Michael Malisoff's research featured in the news

The Baton Rouge Advocate took note of current research of Professor Michael Malisoff. His work is in systems and control theory with applications to engineering. In 2010, he teamed up with the Georgia Tech Savannah Robotics Team led by Georgia Tech professor Fumin Zhang and marine scientist Mark Patterson from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary to develop methods for using marine robots to conduct surveys off the coast of Louisiana.