LSU College of Science


Awards received by members of the department

Spring 2012 Awards

LSU Awards

  • Professor Lawrence Smolinsky received H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence.
  • Professor Milen Yakimov received the 2011 Rainmaker Award.
  • Stephanie Kurtz received George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Ameziane Harhad and Terrie White received the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award (University College).
  • Katie Stelly was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

College of Science Awards

Departmental Awards and Recognitions

  • Aleksandr Smirnov received Porcelli Award for Graduate Academic Excellence.
  • Jacob Matherne received David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Breanne Hughes received Margaret Oxley Math Education Award.
  • Jordan Keller received Robert and Betti Giles Senior Math Award.
  • Hannah Manuel received Porcelli Senior Scholarship and the Top Individual Performer on the Putnam Exam Award.
  • Jacob Desmond received Porcelli Junior Scholarship.
  • Rebecca Landry received Geaux Teach Award.
  • Jake Blanton, Vivian He, Perry Iverson, and Austin Scirratt received Certificates of Teaching Excellence.
  • Jesse Levitt coached the Baton Rouge High School team, who scored second in the Harvard-MIT Math Contest.

Congratulations to all!

Fall 2011 Awards

Aleksandra Gruszka is best paper finalist at American Control Conference

Aleksandra Gruszka, a PhD student of Professor Michael Malisoff, was one of five students selected as finalists for the Student Best Paper Award at the 2011 American Control Conference-ACC 2011, held in San Francisco, June 29 - July 1, 2011.

Spring 2011 Awards

LSU Awards and Recognitions

  • Professor Gestur Olafsson has been appointed Julian R. & Sidney Nicolle Carruth Endowed Alumni Professor.
  • Professor Scott Baldridge received the Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award.
  • Professor Robert Lipton won the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award.
  • Dottie Vaughn won the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching
    Award (Science).
  • Julia Ledet won the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award
    (University College).
  • Myron Minn-Thu-Aye received the LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award.

College of Science Awards

  • Hannah Manuel received the College of Science Outstanding Junior Award.
  • Jacob Richard Desmond received the College of Science Outstanding Sophomore Award.
  • Breanna Hughes received the College of Science Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship.
  • Jordan Keller received the College of Science Burland Scholarship.
  • Christian Bankester received the College of Science Dean's Award.

Departmental Awards

Congratulations to all!

Mihály Kovács (LSU, Ph.D. 2004) Receives New Zealand Mathematical Society's Award

Mihály (Misi) Kovács (LSU, PhD. 2004, adviser Prof. Frank Neubrander) is this year's sole recipient of the New Zealand Mathematical Society's “Early Career Award for Mathematical Research”. Misi's citation for the prize reads “for his innovative research in the field of stochastic partial differential equations, particularly their numerical approximation”. Congratulations Misi!

Andrew Barker Wins 2010 George Pólya Award for Mathematical Exposition from MAA

Congratulations to Andrew Barker, a VIGRE postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mathematics and the Center for Computation and Technology, who was awarded the 2010 George Pólya Award for mathematical exposition from  the MAA. The George Pólya Award, established in 1976, is named after the renowned teacher and writer, and is given for articles of expository excellence published in The College Mathematics Journal.

Graduate Wins Distinguished Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jasson Vindas, who completed his doctoral dissertation in 2009 under the direction of Prof. Ricardo Estrada in the Mathematics Department.  Dr. Vindas's dissertation, entitled Local Behavior of Distributions and Applications, has been honored with the University's annual  Distinguished Dissertation Award in Science, Engineering and Technology.  Dr. Vindas is currently at a 3-year postdoctoral research position at the University of Ghent in Belgium.

Brenner Selected as SIAM Fellow

Professor Susanne Brenner has been selected as one of the SIAM Fellows for 2010. This honorary distinction acknowledges nominated and selected members of the SIAM community as leading thinkers and ambassadors of applied mathematics and computational science. She was cited “For advances in finite element and multigrid methods for the numerical solution of partial differential equations.” Congratulations!

Yakimov receives McGehee Award

Yakimov receives McGehee Award

Professor Milen Yakimov is the first recipient of the newly established Carruth McGehee Award for Excellent Research in Mathematics by a Junior Faculty Member.

Fall 2009 Awards

Pasquale Porcelli Award for Graduate Research Excellence
Anna Zemlyanova
David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award
Sejong Kim
Certificate of Teaching Excellence
Dennis Hall
Fareed Hawwa
Myron Minn-Thu-Aye