Awards received by members of the department

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.

Dylan Douthitt receives 2024-2025 LSU Dissertation Year Fellowship

James Dylan Douthitt Dylan Douthitt has been awarded a 2024-2025 LSU Dissertation Year Fellowship, a prestigious recognition for exemplary PhD candidates in their final academic year. This competitive fellowship enables exceptional scholars like Douthitt with the necessary resources and support to solely focus on their dissertation research. 

2024 LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal for Lillian Powell

Lillian Powell Math Major Lillian Powell is one of 65 graduates from eight different colleges at LSU who will be awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal during the May 2024 Commencement Ceremony. Her advisor is Charles Delzell. This honor recognizes recipients for their exceptional skills in writing and speaking, along with a proficient command of visual literacy and technological communication.

Ana Balibanu Awarded NSF Grant for Research in Geometric Representation Theory

Ana Balibanu Ana Balibanu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at LSU, has been awarded a three-year research grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Titled "Wonderful Varieties, Hyperplane Arrangements, and Poisson Representation Theory," the grant supports a project that investigates the algebraic structures arising from the symmetries of geometric objects. This research is expected to advance knowledge in several fields, including algebraic combinatorics, algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, and symplectic geometry.

2024 Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship for Math Major Bren Hutchinson

Bren Hutchinson Bren Hutchinson, an LSU math major, was awarded the 2024 Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship by the Actuarial Foundation. This scholarship is granted through a national competition open to full-time college seniors who are planning to pursue a career as an actuary. This year, the Actuarial Foundation awarded ten such scholarships.

Shea Vela-Vick receives 2024 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award

Shea Vela-Vick Shea Vela-Vick, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Louisiana State University (LSU), received the 2024 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award. This award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions in teaching, research, and service.

2024 Ogden Honors College Outstanding Teaching Award for Scott Baldridge

Scott Baldridge Scott Baldridge, the Loretta Cox Stuckey & Dr. James G. Traynham Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics at LSU, was honored with the 2024 Ogden Honors College Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is given in recognition of faculty with an exceptional record in teaching and mentoring students within the Ogden Honors College.

2024 LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Stephen Shipman

Stephen Shipman Stephen Shipman, Professor of Mathematics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Math Department, was honored with the 2024 LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes a faculty member for their exceptional teaching at the graduate level and their involvement in related academic activities.

LSU Math Alumnus Robert Osburn Wins 1 Million Euro IRC Advanced Laureate Research Award

Robert Osburn - LSU Ph.D. 2001 Robert Osburn, an alumnus of LSU with a Ph.D. obtained in 2001, currently an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin, Ireland, has been honored with the Advanced Laureate Award from the Irish Research Council. His project, titled 'Q-series, Quantum Knot Invariants and Modularity,' is among sixteen projects selected for funding in various fields such as life sciences, humanities, physical sciences and engineering, and social sciences.

Robert Lipton Part of $7.2 Million MURI Grant Project.

Robert Lipton Robert Lipton, Nicholson Professor in the LSU Mathematics Department, is collaborating on a $7.2 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant awarded by the Army Research Office (ARO).