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Kent Vashaw Accepts NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT for Fall 2021

Kent Vashaw LSU Mathematics graduate student Kent Vashaw has accepted a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, which places him at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Fall 2021. He will be mentored by Dr. Pavel Etingof in the MIT Department of Mathematics, performing research in representation theory.

LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal for Math Major Mary Margaret Sanford

Math Major Mary Margaret Sanford
Math Major Mary Margaret Sanford will be among 17 LSU graduates across seven colleges who will receive the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal during the December 2020 Commencement.

Texas-Louisiana Undergraduate Math Conference 2020: October 31/November 1

Texas-Louisiana Undergraduate Math Conference 2018 The 2020 Texas-Louisiana Undergraduate Math Conference will take place on October 31 and November 1. From LSU, students of Andrei Tarfulea, Anton Zeitlin, Rob Lipton, and Shawn Walker will present their work orally and by poster. The conference series was started in 2017 and rotates between Texas A&M, the University of Houston and LSU. The organizers are Stephen Shipman (LSU), Daniel Onofrei and William Ott (University of Houston) and Matt Young (Texas A&M).

"75 Years of Mathematics of Computation" published

Book: 75 Years of Mathematics of Computation

The book 75 Years of Mathematics of Computation, Volume 754 in the AMS Series Contemporary Mathematics, was published. The volume is edited by Susanne C. Brenner (LSU), Igor Shparlinski (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University) and Daniel B. Szyld (Temple University).

Ricardo Estrada to Deliver Plenary Lecture at GF2020

Poster GF 2020 Professor Ricardo Estrada will be one of the plenary (virtual) speakers at the International Conference on Generalized Functions, GF2020, August 31-September 4, 2020, Ghent, Belgium.

BIRS-CMO online workshop "Topological complexity and motion planning", September 17-20, 2020

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Topological Complexity and Motion Planning" online workshop, from September 17 to September 20, 2020.
Organizers are Dan Cohen (LSU), Jesus Gonzalez Cinvestav and Lucile Vandembroucq (Centro de Matemática, Universidade do Minho).

Professor Emeritus Robert J. Koch (1926-2020)

Robert Koch Robert J. "Bob" Koch, LSU Math Professor Emeritus and AMS Fellow, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the age of 94. Bob Koch joined the department in 1953, until his retirement in 1989. In 2013 he became part of the Inaugural Class of AMS Fellows. 
At LSU he supervised the Ph.D. theses of ten Ph.D. graduates, including Dennison Brown, who later became the Ph.D. advisor of Jimmie Lawson at the University of Tennessee. In 1986 the math department hosted the LSU Semigroup Conference Kochfest 60 in Bob Koch's honor.

LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Milen Yakimov

Milen Yakimov

Milen Yakimov is the recipient of the LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for 2020. Annually, the award recognizes one LSU faculty member with superior graduate-level teaching and related activities.

Milen Yakimov came to LSU Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2008 during which time he was a Sloan Research Fellow. He was elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2018. Currently, he is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics.

Robert Lipton named SIAM Fellow

Robert Lipton

LSU Nicholson Professor of Mathematics Robert Lipton was named Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for the Class of 2020. The Fellows program of the SIAM began in 2008 “to honor SIAM members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline” and “to support the advancement of SIAM members to leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society”.