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McGehee Award for Excellent Research for Pramod Achar and Hongchao Zhang

The McGehee Award for Excellent Research by a Junior Faculty Member will be awarded this year jointly to Pramod Achar and Hongchao Zhang. This award was established to honor Carruth McGehee on his retirement. The area of the award rotates between Mathematics; Humanities and the Social Sciences; and Natural Sciences. The first winner of the award was Milen Yakimov in 2009.

LSU Math Actuary Program ranked among top 15

Safeco Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, ranked the LSU Math Actuary Program among the top 15 in the U.S.

Professor Larry Smolinsky is the Director of Actuarial Science, and questions can be addressed to him.

Scott Baldridge in Pursuit

Scott Baldridge was featured in the 2015/16 edition of Pursuit, the LSU College of Science Magazine. The magazine reports on his Eureka efforts for Pre-K through 12th-grade math education.

Scott Baldridge is the Loretta Cox Stuckey & Dr. James G. Traynham Distinguished Professor. His research focuses on Geometric Topology.

Scott Baldridge in Pursuit

Robert Lipton featured in the LSU Reveille

The research of Robert Lipton and his group was featured in the LSU Reveille. 

Robert Lipton is the S.B. Barton Professor of Mathematics. He joined LSU in 2001.

Robert Viator appointed IMA Postdoctoral Fellow

Congratulations to Robert Viator (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Robert Lipton) who has been appointed to an IMA Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota for the 2016-17 academic year.

Robert Lipton's research featured on Public Radio

Robert Lipton's research got noticed by WRKF, the public radio station in Baton Rouge. His group is part of a Multi University Research Initiative that is funded by the Department of Defense. Other participating groups are at MIT, Ohio State, UC Irvine and the University of New Mexico. 

NSF Postdoc Fellowship for Irina Holmes, LSU PhD 2014

Irina Holmes was awarded an NSF Postdoc Fellowship. She received her PhD in 2014 at LSU under Ambar Sengupta.

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Austin Scirratt

Austin Scirratt is a receipient of the Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award 2016 in recognition of his outstanding teaching ability and service to students. He will be presented with a one-time cash award of $1,000 and an inscribed plaque. This is the second year in a row that someone from the Math Department has won this award.

Assistant Professorship at the University of Georgia for Laura Rider, LSU PhD 2013

Laura Rider accepted a (tenure track) Assistant Professorship at the University of Georgia in Athens. Her research interests lie in geometric representation theory. Laura Rider received her PhD in 2013 under Pramod Achar, and is currently NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.

Laura Rider