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Vishal Arul, Gweneth McKinley, and Sam Turton Receive 2019 Housman Awards

Sam Turton, Gweneth McKinley, and Vishal Arul with Charles Housman

Sam Turton, Gweneth McKinley, and Vishal Arul with Charles Housman

Graduate students Vishal Arul, Gweneth McKinley, and Sam Turton have each been awarded the Charles and Holly Housman Award for excellence in teaching. This award is presented to graduate students in mathematics for skill and dedication in undergraduate teaching.

Congratulations Vishal, Gwen, and Sam!

Cesar Cuenca Earns 2019 Johnson Prize

Cesar Cuenca and his advisor, Alexei Borodin

Cesar Cuenca and his advisor, Alexei Borodin

The 2019 Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize for a research paper accepted for publication in a major journal went to Cesar Cuenca, a fifth-year doctoral candidate.

His paper “BC type z-measures and determinantal point processes” was published in Advances in Mathematics on August 20, 2018.

Congratulations Vishal, Gwen, and Sam!

Kristin Kurianski Honored at MIT Graduate Women of Excellence Celebration

Kristin Kurianski

Doctoral student Kristin Marie-Dettmers Kurianski has been chosen as an honoree in the 2019 biennial celebration of Graduate Women of Excellence. The celebration by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education recognizes graduate women based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring, and their drive to make changes to improve the student experience.

Kristin and others were recognized on April 29, where honorees presented posters on their accomplishments and future plans.

Congratulations Kristin!

Yunkun Zhou Receives Jon A. Bucsela Prize

Yunkun Zhou

Yunkun Zhou with Professor Steven Johnson

Senior Yunkun Zhou has received the 2019 Jon A. Bucsela Prize in Mathematics for distinguished scholastic achievement, professional promise, and enthusiasm for mathematics.

Congratulations Yunkun!

Ashwin Sah Receives the Goldwater Scholarship

Ashwin Sah

Math major Ashwin Sah received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for 2019-2020. Mentored by Yufei Zhao and Joseph Gallian (University of Minnesota Duluth), Ashwin was among 496 college students selected on the basis of academic merit, from a nationwide field of candidates.

Read More at MIT News

Congratulations Ashwin!

Bill Minicozzi and Yufei Zhao Earn 2019 First-Year Advisor Awards

Bill Minicozzi Yufei Zhao

MIT awarded Bill Minicozzi the Outstanding Veteran First-Year Advisor award, and Yufei Zhao the Innovative First-Year Seminar award for his Putnam Seminar.

The award ceremony was held on May 16 in the Student Center, to celebrate the outstanding contributions of first year students, their advisors, and associate advisors.

Congratulations Bill and Yufei!

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