Awards received by members of the department

Pramod Achar named Shirley Blue Barton Professor of Mathematics

Pramod Achar Pramod Achar was named the Shirley Blue Barton Professor of Mathematics. Professor Achar joined the LSU Math Department in 2004. Previously, he was awarded the LSU Rainmaker Award (2009), the LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award (2016), the Carruth McGehee Award for Excellent Research in Mathematics by a Junior Faculty Member (2016), and the LSU College of Science Graduate Teaching Award (2017).

Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award for Julia Ledet

Julia Ledet Julia Ledet is a recipient of the 2019 Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award. The Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award recognizes a faculty member for extraordinary classroom teaching as demonstrated by an impact on and an involvement with students, a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, and contributions to the profession of teaching. 

Robert Lipton part of Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Robert Lipton Robert Lipton, Nicholson Professor in the LSU Mathematics Department, is collaborating in a team with researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at California Institute of Technology, the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, to increase understanding of continuum mechanics of gran

LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Joseph Grenier

Joseph Grenier Joseph Grenier is the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award.

This award recognizes outstanding teaching ability and service to students.

2019 Alexanderson Award for Richard Ng

Professor Siu-Hung

Professors Richard Ng, Paul Bruillard (Senior Machine Learning Researcher, Expedia Group), Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Station Q, UC Santa Barbara) and Eric Rowell (Texas A&M) were awarded the 2019 Gerald L. Alexanderson Award of the American Institute of Mathematics. The Alexanderson Award is given annually by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) for an outstanding paper published in the previous three years that arose from an AIM workshop or SQuaRE.

AMS Simons Travel Grant for Riley Casper

Riley Casper 

W. Riley Casper, LSU Math Postdoc, is one of 73 recipients nationwide of a 2018 AMS Simons Travel Grant. The grant provides travel support over a two-year period. Riley Casper received his Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of Washington. His research interests lie in noncommutative algebra, algebraic geometry, integrable systems, orthogonal polynomials, spectral theory, and geophysical fluid dynamics.

2018 Fall Awards and Recognitions

2018 Fall Awards and Recognitions
From left: Trey Trampel, Sana Issa, Joseph Grenier, and Jagdeep Singh.

SIAM Student Chapter Recognition for Jerome Weston

Jerome Weston Jerome Weston received a 2018 SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition. It is awarded annually by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics to the member who had the greatest contribution to the chapter in the previous year(s).  Jerome Weston will complete his Ph.D. this August under the tutelage of Professor Michael Malisoff.

LSU has a very active SIAM chapter that is mentored by Professor Susanne C. Brenner.

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award for Karl Mahlburg

Karl Mahlburg

Professor Karl Mahlburg received a 2018 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding research, teaching, and service. Karl Mahlburg joined the LSU Math Department in 2011.

NSF Graduate Fellowship for Colleen Robichaux (LSU Math B.S. 2016)

Colleen Robichaux, LSU Math B.S. 2016, was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship in the "Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics" Field of Study Category.

Colleen Robichaux is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At LSU she was mentored by Frank Neubrander.