Giang Thi Tra Tran's "An L1 Penalty Method for General Obstacle Problems," co-authored with Drs.Hayden Schaeffer, William M. Feldman, and Professor Stanley Osher, has been selected as one of three winners in the 2015 SIAM Student Paper Competition.The two other winners of the SIAM Student Paper Prize are Mr. Andrii Dmytryshyn of Umeå University, Sweden; and Mr.
Three UCLA Mathematics graduate students received NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF): Damek Davis (to UCLA); Brent Nelson (to UC Berkeley); and Christopher Scaduto (to Brandeis University).
Each year, the Simons Foundation invites nominations from universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Computer Science and the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) programs.
Jaclyn Lang (UCLA Math Graduate Student, Professor Haruzo Hida) has been awarded the 2014-15 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award. Given by the College of Letters and Sciences to six students annually (3 graduate, 3 undergraduate), the award acknowledges students' academic achievements, research, and service to the University and community. This is the second year in a row the award has gone to a UCLA Mathematics graduate student.