The Clay Mathematics Institute has named UCLA Mathematics PhD Victor Lie as a 2009 Clay Liftoff fellow. Lie will complete his thesis "Relational time-frequency analysis" under Professor Christoph Thiele in June and is widely known in the field for his paper "The (weak-L2) Boundedness of the Quadratic Carleson Operator." Lie will use the Liftoff award this summer at the University of Chicago then assume a three-year Veblen Research Instructorship, which is a joint position at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study. The Clay Liftoff Fellowships are awarded to young mathematicians who have demonstrated mathematical research of quality and significance, and who show the potential to be leaders in their field.