Professor Ofer Zeitouni has resigned his position at the University of Minnesota to be full time at the Weizman Institute while taking a position of Distinguished Global Professor at the Courant Institute.
Please join us in wishing Ofer the best in this new stage of his very successful career. He will continue to visit from time to time, including this summer, but we will certainly miss his presence here as a colleague.May 29, 2013
The Board of Regents approved the promotion of Anar Akhmedov and Yoichiro Mori to Associate Professor of Mathematics with tenure. Anar's research is in low-dimensional topology, smooth 4-manifolds, and symplectic topology, while Yoichiro's is in mathematical biology, and numerical and applied analysis.
Akhmedov and Mori
Andrew Binder was awarded a 2013 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG). This three-year fellowship is given to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
Ryan Goh and Gang Liu received the Charles and Dorothy Andrew Bird Award from the University of Minnesota's Sigma Xi Chapter. The award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student for outstanding research in the form of: 1) a thesis; 2) a paper or papers accepted for presentation at a national meeting; or 3) a paper or papers accepted for peer-reviewed journal publication.
Andrew Binder, Ryan Goh and Gang Liu
Professor Anar Akhmedov has received the Guillermo E. Borja Award. The award is given by the College of Science and Engineering, and recognizes exceptional research and scholarly accomplishments by a candidate for tenure during the probationary period.April 18, 2013
Professor Svitlana Mayboroda has been named as the first recipient of the AWM-Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis. The prize is awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) to highlight to the community outstanding contributions by women in the field and to advance the careers of the prize recipients. The award is named for Cora Sadosky, a former president of AWM, and will be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD, in January 2014.April 18, 2013
Maxwell Shinn has been named a 2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Max is a sophomore majoring in neuroscience and mathematics. He has been involved in research under Professors Duane Nykamp of the School of Mathematics, Philip Zelazo of the Institute for Child Development and Professor Clarence Lehman of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. He also holds an AXA Achievement Scholarship and a University of Minnesota Presidential Scholarship.
Three UMN students received Goldwater scholarships this year and another received an honorable mention.April 11, 2013
Hans Othmer has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). His citation reads "For contributions to mathematical biology, in particular the theory of pattern formation in biological systems."
Please join us in congratulating Hans on this well-deserved honor.April 1, 2013
We are very happy to announce that our colleagues Hoai-Minh Nguyen and Pavlo Pylyavskyy are recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships.
More information about this year's winners can be found on the Sloan website.
Using probability theory, she is working to develop comprehensive quantitative theories of the evolutionary processes driving cancer initiation, progression and treatment response, and applying these theories to design optimal treatment strategies that maximize the survival benefit of cancer therapeutics.Jan. 17, 2013