Professor Guoli Ding was named Hubert Butts Professor of Mathematics. He received his PhD in 1991 in Operations Research at Rutgers University, and
he joined the LSU math department that year. Guoli Ding contributed more than 65 publications to Mathematics, Operations Research and Computer Science.
During the last 25 years his research was supported through more than twelve research grants from the NSF, the NSA, the Air Force, and the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund.
LSU honored him with a Rainmaker Award (2009) and a Distinguished Faculty Award (2013).