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Pramod Achar named Shirley Blue Barton Professor of Mathematics

Pramod Achar Pramod Achar was named the Shirley Blue Barton Professor of Mathematics. Professor Achar joined the LSU Math Department in 2004. Previously, he was awarded the LSU Rainmaker Award (2009), the LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award (2016), the Carruth McGehee Award for Excellent Research in Mathematics by a Junior Faculty Member (2016), and the LSU College of Science Graduate Teaching Award (2017).

Jiuyi Zhu's research featured by ORED

Jiuyi Zhu  The research of Assistant Professor Jiuyi Zhu was featured by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED). Jiuyi Zhu joined the department in 2016. Before coming to LSU, he was a J.J.Sylvester Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests are in Partial Differential Equations.

Conference OAL-RAG 2019

The conference OAL-RAG 2019 on order, algebra, logic, and real algebraic geometry will take place Monday and Tuesday, May 6 - 7, 2019.

Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award for Julia Ledet

Julia Ledet Julia Ledet is a recipient of the 2019 Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award. The Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award recognizes a faculty member for extraordinary classroom teaching as demonstrated by an impact on and an involvement with students, a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, and contributions to the profession of teaching. 

Robert Lipton part of Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Robert Lipton Robert Lipton, Nicholson Professor in the LSU Mathematics Department, is collaborating in a team with researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at California Institute of Technology, the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, to increase understanding of continuum mechanics of gran

LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Joseph Grenier

Joseph Grenier Joseph Grenier is the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award.

This award recognizes outstanding teaching ability and service to students.

Conference in Honor of Jimmie Lawson

Jimmie Lawson An international conference on Ordered Structures in Geometry and Analysis will be held on the campus of Louisiana State University from Friday April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019. The conference will be dedicated to Boyd Professor emeritus Jimmie D. Lawson celebrating his 50 years as a researcher, educator, and administrator at LSU. For more information visit

2019 Alexanderson Award for Richard Ng

Professor Richard Ng

Professors Richard Ng, Paul Bruillard (Senior Machine Learning Researcher, Expedia Group), Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Station Q, UC Santa Barbara) and Eric Rowell (Texas A&M) were awarded the 2019 Gerald L. Alexanderson Award of the American Institute of Mathematics. The Alexanderson Award is given annually by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) for an outstanding paper published in the previous three years that arose from an AIM workshop or SQuaRE.

LSU Math Calculus Study Featured in MAA Blog

Calculus Study David Bressoud's blog for the MAA featured the study of Gestur Olafsson and Larry Smolinsky on hand-graded vs. online graded homework in Calculus II (Math 1552).

Myron Minn-Thu-Aye (Ph.D. 2013) featured in UConn Magazine

Myron Minn-Thu-Aye Myron Minn-Thu-Aye (Ph.D. 2013; Advisor: Professor Pramod Achar) is featured in the current issue of UConn Magazine of the University of Connecticut: