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Semyon Dyatlov, Pei-Ken Hung, and Jonathan Kelner Receive Teaching with Digital Technology Awards

Semyon Dyatlov Pei-Ken Hung Jonathan Kelner

Professors Semyon Dyatlov and Jonathan Kelner and CLE Moore Instructor Pei-Ken Hung each received the 2020 Teaching with Digital Technology Award for enhancing on-campus and remote teaching.

"They worked very hard to improve teaching and learning for MIT students in this digital era, and they also helped the rest of the department get up to speed," says Department Head Michel Goemans.

The awards are student-nominated and co-sponsored by MIT Open Learning and the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

Congratulations Semyon, Pei-Ken, and Jon!

Elchanan Mossel Named 2020 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow

Elchanan Mossel

Elchanan Mossel has been selected by the Department of Defense for a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship for his research on information flows on networks.

He is among eight distinguished faculty scientists and engineers who will be provided fellowship funds "to advance transformative, university-based fundamental research."

Congratulations Elchanan!

Alexei Borodin and Zhiwei Yun Named Simons Investigators

Alexei Borodin Zhiwei Yun

Alexei Borodin and Zhiwei Yun were each selected to receive a 2020 Simons Investigator award in Mathematics.

This program "supports outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists."

They are among 15 of the 2020 Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science.

Alexei and Zhiwei join their fellow Simons Investigators Larry Guth, Elchanan Mossel, Bjorn Poonen, and Paul Seidel.

Congratulations Alexei and Zhiwei!

Gigliola Staffilani Honored with Commitment to Caring Award

Gigliola Staffilani

Gigliola Staffilani was honored with the Committed to Caring (C2C) award by the Office of Graduate Education. The C2C program recognizes outstanding mentors and promotes thoughtful, engaged mentorship throughout the Institute.

“Her students spoke glowingly of her caring action and the positive impact she has made on graduate student lives,” says Department Head Michel Goemans.

Gigliola was one of 12 outstanding advisors and mentors at MIT to receive the biennial C2C award.

Read more in the MIT News.

Congratulations Gigliola!

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