## About the Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics Department at MIT is a world leader in pure and applied mathematical research and education. In pure mathematics we explore exciting current research directions in most of the major fields. In applied mathematics, we look for important connections with other disciplines that may inspire interesting and useful mathematics, and where innovative mathematical reasoning may lead to new insights and applications. Our applied math group focuses on biology, combinatorics, computer science, scientific computing, numerical analysis, and areas of physical applied mathematics.

In 1930, Dorothy Weeks was the first woman awarded a PhD in mathematics at MIT. Our first female CLE Moore instructor was Nancy Jane Kopell in 1967, and our first tenured professor was Michele Vergne, in 1978.

## Awards

Year | Recipient | Award |
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2019 | Bonnie Berger | ICSB (International Society for Computational Biology) Senior Scientist Award |

2018 | Jane Wang | Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT |

2018 | Gigliola Staffilani | Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising |

2017 | Giulia Saccà | Anna Maria Molteni Award in Mathematics and Physics |

2017 | Hilary Finucane | Early Independence Award, NIH |

2017 | Gigliola Staffilani, Jennifer French, and Karene Chu | MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs |

2017 | Gigliola Staffilani | Guggenheim Fellowship |

2017 | Gweneth McKinley | Honoree, biennial celebration of Graduate Women of Excellence |

2017 | Gigliola Staffilani | Simons Fellowship in Mathematics |

2017 | Dana Mendelson | AWM Mathematics Dissertation Prize |

2016 | Bonnie Berger | American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellowship |

2016 | Emmy Murphy | AWM-Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry |

2016 | Bonnie Berger | Simons Professorship |

2015 | Sheela Devadas (winner) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2014 | Jessie Zhang (honorable mention) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2014 | Gigliola Staffilani | American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellowship |

2013 | Yangzhou Hu (honorable mention) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2013 | Ailsa Keating | Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT |

2013 | Fan Wei | Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize, AMS/MAA/SIAM |

2012 | Fan Wei (winner) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2012 | Bonnie Berger | American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellowship |

2012 | Fan Wei | Jon A. Bucsela Prize, MIT |

2012 | Alice Guionnet | Simons Foundation, Investigator |

2011 | Yinghui Wang and Fan Wei (honorable mentions) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2011 | Melissa Gymrek | AMITA Senior Academic Award, MIT |

2011 | Linan Chen | Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT |

2011 | Maria Monks | Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize, AMS/MAA/SIAM |

2010 | Charmaine Sia (co-winner) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2010 | Charmaine Sia | AMITA Senior Academic Award, MIT |

2010 | Yinghui Wang | Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize, MAA |

2010 | Maria Monks (honorable mention) | Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize, AMS/MAA/SIAM |

2010 | Anette Hosoi | Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT |

2010 | Alice Guionnet | The Silver Medal of CNRS |

2010 | Katrin Wehrheim | Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE) |

2009 | Maria Monks (winner) and Doris Dobi (honorable mention) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2009 | Maria Monks | Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship |

2009 | Angelica Osorno | Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT |

2009 | Katrin Wehrheim | Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, NSF |

2009 | Gigliola Staffilani | Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard |

2009 | Alice Guionnet | The Loeve Prize |

2008 | Galyna Dobrovolska (co-winner) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2008 | Ting Xue | Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize, MIT |

2008 | Marketa Havlícková | Clay Mathematics Institute Liftoff Fellowship |

2008 | Galyna Dobrovolska | Jon A. Bucsela Prize, MIT |

2007 | Katrin Wehrheim | Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship |

2007 | Yaim Cooper (runner-up) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2007 | Yaim Cooper | AMITA Senior Academic Award, MIT |

2007 | Teena Gerhardt | Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT |

2007 | Silvia Montarani | Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize, MIT |

2006 | Alice Chan, Christina Goddard | Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT |

2006 | Fu Liu | Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize, MIT |

2006 | Fu Liu | Clay Mathematics Institute Liftoff Fellowship |

2005 | Karola Meszaros | AMITA Senior Academic Award, MIT |

2005 | Bianca Santoro | Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT |

2005 | Karola Meszaros | Jon A. Bucsela Prize, MIT |

2004 | Karola Mészáros (runner-up) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

2004 | Bonnie Berger | Association for Computer Machinery, Fellow |

2004 | Lauren Willaims | Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize, MIT |

2000 | Gigliola Staffilani | Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship |

1999 | Bonnie Berger | Top 100 Innovators under 35, Technology Review |

1997 | Bonnie Berger | Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award, Biophysical Society |

1995 | Ruth Britto-Pacumio (winner) | Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, AWM |

1995 | Ruth Britto-Pacumio | Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize, MAA |

1995 | Bonnie Berger | Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, NSF |