Awards received by members of the department
Michael Malisoff, LSU Roy Paul Daniels Professor of Mathematics, has been awarded a 3-year research grant entitled ``Designs and Theory for Interval Contractors and Reference Governors with Aerospace Applications'' from the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The project is collaborative with Laurent Burlion, who is an assistant professor in the Rutgers University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
LSU Assistant Professor Fang-Ting Tu secured a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project in Number Theory. This project focuses on investigating the connection between two fundamental objects in number theory: modular forms and hypergeometric functions.
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 is the recipient of the 2023 LSU College of Science Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award recognizes superior teaching in undergraduate courses.
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.
Kevin 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.
Jake 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 (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.