Awards received by members of the department

2023 Barton Superior Graduate Student Awards

2023 Barton Awards Jack Dalberg, Brian Grove, and Emma Lien have been honored with the 2023 Arthur K. Barton Superior Graduate Student Scholarships, while Iswarya Sitiraju is the recipient of the 2023 A. K. and Shirley Barton Superior Graduate Student Scholarship.

2023 Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award for Iswarya Sitiraju

Iswarya Sitiraju Iswarya Sitiraju is the 2023 recipient of the Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation under Professor Gestur Olafsson, with an expected graduation in Summer 2024. Her research focuses on homogeneous spaces, abstract harmonic analysis, and mathematical physics. She has already submitted an article to a top-tier journal in her field and is preparing another paper on deep learning with Professor Peter Wolenski.

LSU Department of Mathematics Awarded $2.5 Million NSF-RTG Grant

NSF RTG 2023 in Topology, Topology, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics A team from the LSU Department of Mathematics was recently awarded a $2.5 million NSF Research Training Group Grant to support initiatives for students and early-career mathematicians seeking to engage in cutting-edge research in the fields of topology, representation theory, and mathematical physics. The LSU team consists of lead PI Dr. Pramod Achar, along with four Co-PIs: Dr. Pallavi Dani, Dr. Gestur Olafsson, Dr. David Shea Vela-Vick, and Dr.

Michael Malisoff Receives NSF Grant for Research with Aerospace Applications

Michael Malisoff 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.

NSF Research Grant for Hongchao Zhang

Hongchao Zhang LSU Professor of Mathematics Hongchao Zhang has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project on Active Set Methods for Large-scale Sparse Nonlinear Optimization. Large-scale nonconvex sparse nonlinear optimization problems frequently arise in many modern applications where speed, stability and solution accuracy are critically important.

NSF supports research of Fang-Ting Tu

Fang-Ting Tu 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.

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.