Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching Award
This award was established in 1996. Professor Sorgenfey was a UCLA faculty member from 1942 through 1978. In 1963, he was the first mathematician to win the university's Distinguished Teaching Award. The prize honors faculty for excellence in teaching.
2018-2019 Recipient: Marcus Roper
Distinguished Service Award
To recognize faculty for their outstanding service to the Department, beyond their teaching and research duties.
2018-2019 Recipient: Ciprian Manolescu
Distinguished Teaching Award
To recognize excellence in teaching among Assistant Adjunct Professors.
2018-2019 Recipients: Jens Eberhardt and Michael Willis
Departmental Teaching Assistant Awards
To recognize outstanding performance among Teaching Assistants.
2018-2019 Recipients: Tyler Arant, Hung Chou, Austin Christian, Michael Puthawala
The Horn-Moez Prize
This prize was established by Dr. Ali Amir-Moez and named in honor of his advisor, UCLA professor Alfred Horn. The prize recognizes high academic achievements and superior results on the qualifying exam for first year graduate studies.
2018-2019 Recipients: Bohan Chen, Louis Esser, Clark Lyons
Dissertation Year Fellowship
This program is intended to support doctoral students who are advanced to candidacy at the time of nomination by their department to the Graduate Division. Applicants should be within one year of completing and filing the dissertation and planning to start teaching or research appointments soon after the end of their dissertation fellowship year. Approximately 200 fellowships awarded under this program yearly by the Graduate Division.
2018-2019 Recipients: Allen David Boozer, Thomas Gilton, Yanli Liu, Christian Parkinson
The Edwin and Alice Beckenbach Award
The award was established in 1984 and is named after Professor Edwin Ford Beckenbach, Emeritus Professor. The award is given to a graduate student in their final year so that it may reduce their teaching duties in order to complete their doctoral dissertation.
2018-2019 Recipient: Dohyun Kwon
Girsky Student Award
This award was endowed by Stephen J. Girsky, a UCLA alumnus to support two meritorious academic performance among graduate students.
2018-2019 Recipients: Michelle Feng and Maria Ntekoume
UCLA Mathematics Graduate Research Presentation Prize
To support a graduate student who excels in the presentation of original research.
2018-2019 Recipient: Eden Prywes
Barrett O’Neill Travel Award
This award is supported by the Barrett O'Neill Memorial Fund. Barett O'Neill was a member of the Department of Mathematics at UCLA for 60 years from 1951 to 2011 when he passed away. He had a long and distinguished career as a researcher. His work had a notable and lasting impact, in particular in the areas of differential geometry and general relativity. This award is intended to assist postdoctoral researchers and more advanced graduate students with travel expenses to present their work and research results, in the differential geometry or related fields, at conferences and similar events.
2018-2019 Recipient: Austin Christian
Basil Gordon Award
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students enrolled at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. This award is to recognize the top scorer among UCLA student competitors.
2018-2019 Recipient: Xiaoyu Huang
To recognize the academic accomplishments of a top-ranked student in mathematics at the undergraduate level.
2018-2019 Recipient: Konstantin Miagkov
Outstanding Actuarial Science Student Award
To recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in actuarial mathematics.
2018-2019 Recipients: Sarah Renee Pena, Yi Zu Tan
Outstanding Math/Econ Student Award
To recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in the Mathematics/Economics major.
2018-2019 Recipients: Artem Pashchinskiy, Ellen (Jeongeun) Song
To recognize overall outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in mathematics at the undergraduate level.
2018-2019 Recipients: Neil Michael Charles Bickford, Akshay Smit, Jiayu Wan, Qinyi Zeng
Putnam Performance Prize
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students enrolled at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. This award is given to UCLA undergraduate participants for their outstanding performance.
2018-2019 Recipients: Ciprian-Mircea Bonciocat, Kaiqi Zhu, Konstantin Miagkov, Osman Akar, Xiaoyu Huang