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Awards received by members of the department

LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for Shawn Walker

Professor Shawn Walker received a 2016 LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for his outstanding record of scholarship and published research. 

Shawn Walker joined LSU in 2010. He recently was awarded an NSF Career grant.


LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Gestur Olafsson

Professor Gestur Olafsson is the receipient of the 2016 LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes superior graduate-level teaching and related activities.

Gestur Olafsson joined LSU in 1993. Currently, he is an Alumni Professor.

TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award for Phoebe Rouse

At the 2016 Choppin Honors Convocation of the LSU College of Science Phoebe Rouse received a TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Phoebe Rouse is a Senior Instructor in the Math Department, and the Director for Precalculus Mathematics. She joined LSU 35 years ago.

Best Poster Award for LSU Math Graduate Student Neal Livesay

Neal Livesay's poster on the "Local Theory of Meromorphic Connections" received the best poster award at the Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms Conference TORA VII.

Neal Livesay's PhD advisor is Professor Daniel Sage.

McGehee Award for Excellent Research for Pramod Achar and Hongchao Zhang

The McGehee Award for Excellent Research by a Junior Faculty Member will be awarded this year jointly to Pramod Achar and Hongchao Zhang. This award was established to honor Carruth McGehee on his retirement. The area of the award rotates between Mathematics; Humanities and the Social Sciences; and Natural Sciences. The first winner of the award was Milen Yakimov in 2009.

NSF Postdoc Fellowship for Irina Holmes, LSU PhD 2014

Irina Holmes was awarded an NSF Postdoc Fellowship. She received her PhD in 2014 at LSU under Ambar Sengupta.

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Austin Scirratt

Austin Scirratt is a receipient of the Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award 2016 in recognition of his outstanding teaching ability and service to students. He will be presented with a one-time cash award of $1,000 and an inscribed plaque. This is the second year in a row that someone from the Math Department has won this award.

Fall 2015 Awards

Fall 2015 Award Ceremony
From left to right: Matthew Barnes, Jun Peng, Amer Darweesh, Abiti Adili, and Eric Bucher.

Michler Memorial Prize for Pallavi Dani

Professor Pallavi Dani is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Michler Memorial Prize of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM). The Michler Prize is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides  a $47,000 fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations.

LSU Math majors enter top PhD programs

2015 Star Graduating Seniors
From left to right: Bruno Beltran (Stanford), Jason Mueller (Bristol), Rachael Keller (Columbia), Paxton Turner (MIT), and Avery St. Dizier (Cornell).

2015 LSU Math graduating seniors will be entering some of the top PhD and Masters programs:

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