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Ju-Lee Kim Receives MIT’s Earll M. Murman Award

Ju-Leee Kim

Ju-Lee Kim is this year’s recipient of the Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, "presented to a faculty member who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor for undergraduates and who has had a significant impact on their personal lives and academic success." Ju-Lee is also recognized for expanding her services as Major Advisor Co-Chair to make the Math Major more inclusive and supportive.

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Congratulations Ju-Lee!

Gilbert Strang Receives Irwin Sizer Award

Gilbert Strang

This year’s Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education was presented to Gilbert Strang by the Graduate Student Council. Gil was recognized for “his ability to make mathematics alive, accessible, and interesting.” His classes and texts on Linear Algebra, Matrix Methods In Data Analysis, Signal Processing, and Machine Learning, and Highlights of Calculus have inspired MIT undergrads and PhD students, as well as millions via his YouTube and OCW lectures. His newest textbook, "Linear Algebra for Everyone," is coming out later this year.

Read more about Professor Strang’s contributions to education at MIT News.

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Congratulations Gil!

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Doctoral Students

Congratulations to our 26 doctoral candidates receiving their PhDs this spring!

Oscar Mickelin and Chengzhao (Richard) Zhang Receive Housman Awards

Oscar Mickelin Richard Zhang

Oscar Mickelin and Richard Zhang

Graduate students Oscar Mickelin and Richard Zhang have each been awarded the 2020 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 Oscar and Richard!

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COVID-19 Update

The Math Department’s top priority is to help everyone through this unpredictable time by being flexible and understanding about the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 situation. In in effort to ease the transition to fully remote learning, please visit the newly developed help pages for online teaching:

For information on MIT's response to COVID-19 including campus access, policies, and updates, please see the MIT COVID-19 Resource Page

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