Samuel Weiner awarded 2024-2025 LSU Dissertation Year Fellowship

Samuel Weiner Samuel Weiner has been awarded the 2024-2025 LSU Dissertation Year Fellowship. This highly competitive fellowship is awarded to outstanding Ph.D. students in their final year, allowing them to concentrate exclusively on their dissertation research.

Samuel Weiner specializes in a branch of graph theory known as "Ramsey Theory," which is applied in big data science to discern order within chaos. One of the challenges for a particular huge system is to accurately identify the highly structured subsystems.  It is applied, for example, to transportation systems that connect a huge number of locations.  His current work is an extension of classical knowledge from graphs to hypergraphs. His Ph.D. advisor is Hubert Butts Professor of Mathematics Guoli Ding.