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Professor Stan Osher Receives City U's William Benter Prize 2016

Professor Stan Osher
The William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics was set up in 2010 by LBJ in honour of Mr William Benter, the donor of the prize, for his dedication and generous support to the enhancement of the University’s strength in mathematics. The prize recognises outstanding mathematical contributions that have had a direct and fundamental impact on scientific, business, finance and engineering applications. It consists a cash prize of US$100,000 and is given once every two years.

UCLA Putnam Team Places 6th

William Lowell Putnam Competition

The UCLA team (Emre Girgin, Ufuk Kanat, Dillon Zhi) was ranked #6 out of 447 institutions, and first among all public universities.

Individually, Dillon Zhi was ranked #68 in North America and received an Honorable Mention. Other high scorers from UCLA (in the top 500 overall) were: Ufuk Kanat, Osman Akar, Emre Girgin, Konstantin Miagkov, Joan Kim, Luke Harmon, Iris Cong, Ryo Kudo, Man Cheung Tsui, and Wenjun Cai. A total of 22 UCLA students participated.

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Alan J. Laub Named as 2016 SIAM Fellow

Alan J. Laub

UCLA Mathematics and Electrical Engineering Professor Alan J. Laub was selected as one of 30 new fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for his contributions to the numerical solution of problems in control and filtering. The fellows program was inaugurated in 2009 as an honorific designation conferred on members distinguished for their key contributions to the fields of applied mathematics and computational science.

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