2015-2016 News

Kai-Wen Lan

Prof. Kai-Wen Lan Awarded Morningside Silver Medal

August 23, 2016 - Professor Kai-Wen Lan is awarded the 2016 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his outstanding contributions to the theory of arithmetic compactification of Shimura varieties and its applications to the arithmetic of automorphic forms. The Morningside Medal of Mathematics is awarded to outstanding mathematicians of Chinese descent to en­courage them in their pursuit of mathematical research. The Morningside medals are awarded every three years at the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians.
Manju Connolly

Math Major Receives President's Student Leadership and Service Award

May 18, 2016 - Congratulations to Manju Connolly, a Mathematics and Psychology major graduating this spring, for receiving the 2016 President's Student Leadership and Service Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Tyler Maunu

Tyler Maunu and John Goes Awarded Prestigious Fellowships

May 16, 2016 - Two Ph.D. students of Prof. Gilad Lerman have been awarded prestigious fellowships. Tyler Maunu was awarded a MnDRIVE Fellowship. Recipients were selected based on academic record, potential for future scholarly productivity, and planned research at the intersection of informatics and any of the four MnDRIVE areas (robotics, sensors, food and brain). John Goes has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, a program that gives the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.
Bryan Mosher

Bryan Mosher Promoted to Contract Associate Professor

May 10, 2016 - Congratulations to Bryan Mosher for his promotion to contract associate professor. Bryan serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the School of Mathematics. His research interests include mathematics education and low-dimensional geometry and topology.

Svitlana Mayboroda Awarded First Northrop Professorship at U of M

April 6, 2016 - Svitlana Mayboroda has been awarded the first Northrop Professorship at the University of Minnesota. The Provost's letter of appointment says, “This newly established professorship was created to recognize field-shaping faculty who have made significant advances in their careers and whose national and international work has been identified as having helped define the trajectory of one or more academic fields, and whose accomplishment have brought great renown and prestige to Minnesota."

Prof. Arnd Scheel Receives SIAM Fellowship & Humboldt Research Award

April 5, 2016 - Professor Arnd Scheel has been named a SIAM Fellow and has also received a Humboldt Research Award. These noteworthy achievements recognize Prof. Scheel’s many research accomplishments and contributions to applied dynamical systems and the study of pattern formation.

2014-15 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

April 1, 2016 - Congratulations to Mauricio FloresRyan Goh, and Kimberly Logan, recipients of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The Instructional Evaluation Committee chose these three recipients based on nominations from students and on faculty nominations and evaluations.

Ryan Matzke Awarded NSF Fellowship

March 31, 2016 - Congratulations, Ryan Matzke, 2016 National Science Foundation Fellowship Awardee. The NSF Fellowship Program fosters and promotes excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements.

Nick Switala Awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

February 22, 2016 - Nick Switala has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2015 under the direction of Prof. Gennady Lyubeznik, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His NSF project will be to conduct research on local cohomology and D-modules, which are of importance in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. He will be going to the University of Illinois at Chicago this fall to work with Prof. Wenliang Zhang, who was also a University of Minnesota graduate in 2008.

Alice Nadeau and Marco Ponce de Leon Awarded Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships

February 3, 2016 - Alice Nadeau and Marco Ponce de Leon have been awarded Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships from the University of Minnesota Graduate School. The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for outstanding doctoral students whose research is interdisciplinary and who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University’s interdisciplinary research centers or institutes.

Ryan Goh awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

January 21, 2016 - Ryan Goh has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will be receiving his Ph.D. degree this year under the direction of Prof. Arnd Scheel. His NSF proposal involves studying how external mechanisms can be used to trigger and control pattern forming systems. Such an understanding could aid in the engineering of self-organized and self-mediated structures in many areas, such as micro-fluidic medical devices, thin-film solar cells, and nano-electronics. He will be going to Boston University to work with Prof. Eugene Wayne.
scholarship funds

School of Math Receives Two New Scholarship Funds

November 23, 2015 - The School of Mathematics has been the recent recipient of two new scholarship funds. The Jean Roberts Fellowship is to be awarded to graduate students. It is part of an estate bequest to the University by Jean and her sister Ruth. The Rasmussen Family Scholarship is directed towards undergraduate math majors with an actuarial emphasis. The donor, Erik Rasmussen, received a University of Minnesota Bachelor's degree in mathematics with an actuarial emphasis. The University, Department, and faculty are grateful for and inspired by the generosity of its donors. These scholarships will play a significant role in fostering and educating the next generation of mathematicians.

Svitlana Mayboroda Named AMS Fellow

November 3, 2015 - Prof. Svitlana Mayboroda was named American Mathematical Society Fellow for 2016 for contributions to harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, and applications to mathematical physics.  The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the goals of the program are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.