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Spring 2011 Awards

LSU Awards and Recognitions

  • Professor Gestur Olafsson has been appointed Julian R. & Sidney Nicolle Carruth Endowed Alumni Professor.
  • Professor Scott Baldridge received the Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award.
  • Professor Robert Lipton won the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award.
  • Dottie Vaughn won the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching
    Award (Science).
  • Julia Ledet won the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award
    (University College).
  • Myron Minn-Thu-Aye received the LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award.

College of Science Awards

  • Hannah Manuel received the College of Science Outstanding Junior Award.
  • Jacob Richard Desmond received the College of Science Outstanding Sophomore Award.
  • Breanna Hughes received the College of Science Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship.
  • Jordan Keller received the College of Science Burland Scholarship.
  • Christian Bankester received the College of Science Dean's Award.

Departmental Awards

  • Kyle Istvan received the Porcelli Award for Graduate Academic Excellence.
  • Trevor McGuire won the David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Stephanie Stanley received the Margaret Oxley Math Education Award.
  • Philip Benge received the Robert and Betti Giles Senior Math Award.
  • Hannah Manuel received the Porcelli Senior Scholarship.
  • Andrew Elias received the Porcelli Junior Scholarship.
  • Kevin Hale won the Math Department’s Geaux Teach Award.
  • Stan Dziobiak, Dennis Hall, Perry Iverson, Benedykt Szozda, and Lisa Warshauer received Certificates of Teaching Excellence.

Congratulations to all!

LSU Math Department Sponsors Conference in Tunisia

LSU Mathematics Department is a sponsor of the International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and Applications, Oct 10–15, 2011, in Hammamet, Tunisia.

Andrew Williamson Scores in the Top 3% in Putnam Competition

LSU undergraduate math major Andrew Williamson was ranked at the 97th percentile on the recent William Lowell Putmam Mathematics Contest for undergraduate math majors. With a score of 56 out of 120 he was ranked 128th out of 4296.

Susanna Dann Wins Postdoc at the University of Missouri

Congratulations to Susanna Dann (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Olafsson), who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her advisor there will be Prof. Alexander Koldobsky.

Susanne Brenner is the 2011 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer

Dr. Susanne Brenner, the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics at LSU, has been selected to give the 2011 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture.

Girja Tripathi Wins Postdoc at the Tata Institute

Congratulations to Girja Tripathi (LSU PhD Dec. 2010, advisor Prof. Schlichting), who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Tata Institute, Mumbai.

LSU Students Win Louisiana-Mississippi MAA Team Competition

Three LSU math majors, Philip Benge, Guillaume Dupré, and Hannah Manuel, won the first-place prize in the Student Team Mathematics Competition on February 25. The competition is a regional mathematics contest for college students in Louisiana and Mississippi, sponsored by the Louisiana-Mississippi section of the Mathematical Association of America. The LSU team dominated the competition, scoring 131 of 150 points possible. The second-place team only scored 109 points. Congratulations to Philip, Guillaume, and Hannah!

Graduate Wins Postdoc at Tufts

Congratulations to Jens Christensen (LSU PhD 2009, advisor Prof. Olafsson). After two years at the University of Maryland, Jens has accepted a 3-year postdoctoral position at Tufts University.

LSU Visiting Researcher Wins Sloan Fellowship

Aaron Lauda, a visiting researcher in the Math Department for the Spring semester 2011, has  won a 2011 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, these two year fellowships are given to 118 early-career scientists and scholars in science, mathematics, economics and computer science, in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields.

Patricio Jara (LSU Ph.D. 2008) Receives NSF Research Grant

Patricio Jara (LSU, Ph.D. 2008, adviser Prof. Frank Neubrander) received a three year research grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Mathematical Sciences (Award #1008101) for his research on the “Numerical Inversion of the Laplace Transform and its Applications to Evolution Equations”. Congratulations Patricio!