Awards received by members of the department

2023 Awards to Math Majors

2023 College of Science Honors Convocation The LSU Department of Mathematics presented its annual math major awards at the 2023 LSU College of Science Honors Convocation: Michael Gravois is the recipient of the 2023 Betti and Robert Giles Senior Mathematics Award. Han Nguyen received the Pasquale Porcelli Rising Senior Undergraduate Scholarship, and Jay Garcia the Pasquale Porcelli Rising Junior Undergraduate Scholarship.

Ling Long Receives College of Science Undergraduate Teaching Award

Ling Long Undergraduate Teaching Award Ling Long is the recipient of the 2023 LSU College of Science Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award recognizes superior teaching in undergraduate courses.

NSF Grant for Gene Kopp

Gene Kopp LSU Assistant Professor of Mathematics Gene Kopp G has recently been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project that aims to explore the relationship between number theory and quantum information theory. In particular, the project will focus on investigating the connections between Zauner's conjecture, a key problem in quantum information theory, and certain open problems in number theory.

2022 Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award for Kevin Kellinsky-Gonzalez

Kevin Kellinsky-GonzalesKevin Kellinsky-Gonzalez receives the 2022 Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award. He is working on his thesis under Professor Ricardo Estrada and will be finishing his Ph.D. in May 2023.  Kellinsky-Gonzalez’ work is in the theory of distributions, and he has published articles in Indagationes Mathematicae and the Electronic Journal of Mathematics. He is an avid teacher, tutor and chess coach.  

LSU Mathematics Professor Ling Long Elected AMS Fellow in Class of 2023

Ling Long LSU Mathematics Professor Ling Long has been elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for the Class of 2023. The AMS recognized her "contributions to hypergeometric arithmetic, noncongruence Modular Forms, and supercongruences."

2022 Barton Superior Graduate Student Scholarships

Barton Scholarships 2022Jake Murphy, Miao Zhang, and Jeremy Shahan are awarded the 2022 Arthur K. Barton Superior Graduate Student Scholarships, and Jinpu Zhou is the recipient of the 2022 A. K. and Shirley Barton Superior Graduate Student Scholarship.

Hongchao Zhang receives 2022 INFORMS Computing Society prize

Hongchao Zhang Hongchao Zhang (LSU Professor of Mathematics/CCT) is the recipient of the 2022 INFORMS Computing Society prize, jointly with Saeed Ghadimi (Waterloo) and Guanghui Lan (Georgia Tech) are being recognized for their pioneering work on nonconvex stochastic optimization methods.

2022 LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal for Benjamin Thomas

Benjamin Thomas Math and Bio Engineering Major Benjamin Thomas is among the 70 LSU graduates across eight colleges who will receive the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal during the May 2022 LSU Commencement. Recipients of this honor are outstanding writers and speakers, with a strong command of visual literacy and technological communication. 

Carruth McGehee inducted into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction

Carruth McGehee O. Carruth McGehee was inducted into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction.

He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1966 from Yale University and was an assistant professor at Berkeley before he returned to his hometown Baton Rouge in 1971 as an associate professor at the LSU Math Department. 

Editors' Choice Award for Dylan Douthitt and James Oxley

Editor's Choice Award

The article Bounding the number of bases of a matroid by Dylan Douthitt, LSU Math Graduate Student, and James Oxley, LSU Boyd Professor, has been included in the Editors’ Choice 2022 list of outstanding papers over the last three years in the research journal Discrete Mathematics.