Awards received by members of the department
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.
LSU Department of Mathematics Assistant Professor Rui Han has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the NSF Analysis Program for his research in Schrödinger operators on lattices. This award will provide funding for Dr. Han’s research over five years for nearing half a million dollars and provides support for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program each summer for three years of the project as well as support for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researcher.
James Dylan Douthitt received the Fall 2021 LSU David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award. The award is named in memory of David Grieve Oxley, the son of James and Judith Oxley. The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in teaching by graduate students. It is given each semester. In the Fall, those eligible are senior graduate students, those who have been in the Mathematics graduate program for more than two years.