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Yufei Zhao Receives NSF CAREER Award

Yufei Zhao

Assistant Professor Yufei Zhao will be awarded support by the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program, for his project "Analytic and Spectral Methods in Combinatorics."

Congratulations Yufei!

PRIMES and RSI Students Win Big at Regeneron

Yunseo Choi Gopal Goel

From Left: Yunseo Choi, Gopal Goel

A record number of PRIMES students — 17! — were awarded in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition.

Yunseo Choi, who is also an RSI alum, took first place ($250,000), and Gopal Goel earned 4th place ($100,000). Three PRIMES alums, along with another RSI student, were finalists, and 12 PRIMES students received national scholar awards.

Congratulations to our PRIMES and RSI students, and thanks to faculty advisors Pavel Etingof, David Jerison, and Ankur Moitra, program director Slava Gerovitch, head mentor Tanya Khovanova, and the mentors for inspiring our students to succeed!

Larry Guth named 2021 MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Larry Guth

Congratulations to Larry Guth, who receives MIT's highest honor in undergraduate teaching, the Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellowship.

The 10-year fellowship is awarded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Registrar’s Office to recognize faculty, who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to the teaching and education of undergraduates at MIT.

Past Department MacVicar Fellows include David Jerison, Haynes Miller, Arthur Mattuck, and Michael Sipser.

Congratulations Larry!

Read more in the MIT News.

Dor Minzer and Lisa Piccirillo Receive Sloan Fellowship

Dor Minzer Lisa Piccirillo

Dor Minzer and Lisa Piccirillo have been awarded 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships. Dor and Lisa, who recently joined our department as assistant professors, are among eight MIT researchers awarded.

The Sloan Foundation awarded these fellowships to 128 U.S. and Canadian researchers, who will each receive $75,000 to be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.

Congratulations Dor and Lisa!

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