Awards received by members of the department
Professor Milen Yakimov received a 2016 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for his sustained records of excellence in research, teaching and service.
Milen Yakimov joined LSU in 2008. Currently he is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics. He is a Sloan Research Fellow.
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.
Professor Gestur Olafsson is the recipient 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.
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.
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.
Irina Holmes was awarded an NSF Postdoc Fellowship. She received her PhD in 2014 at LSU under Ambar Sengupta.
Austin Scirratt is a recipient 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.
From left to right: Matthew Barnes, Jun Peng, Amer Darweesh, Abiti Adili, and Eric Bucher.