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Department Special Awards

Faculty Awards

 

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.

2019-2020 Recipient: Sucharit Sarkar

 

Distinguished Teaching Award

To recognize excellence in teaching among Assistant Adjunct Professors.

2019-2020 Recipients: Claudia Falcon, Ben Harrop-Griffiths, Hangjie Ji, Leif Zinn-Brooks

 

Graduate Awards

 

Balbes Award

To recognize the top performing female graduate student.

2019-2020 Recipient: Yuejiao Sun

 

Departmental Teaching Assistant Awards

To recognize outstanding performance among Teaching Assistants.

2019-2020 Recipients: Allen David Boozer, Jeremy Brightbill, Yacoub Kureh, Maria Ntekoume

 

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.  

2019-2020 Recipients: Bjoern Bringmann, Yuejiao Sun, Jacob Moorman, Laurent Vera

 

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.  

2019-2020 Recipient: Redmond Callaghan Mcnamara

 

Girsky Student Award

This award was endowed by Stephen J. Girsky, a UCLA alumnus to support two meritorious academic performance among graduate students.

2019-2020 Recipients: David Hemminger and Fei Feng

 

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.

2019-2020 Recipients: Itai Bar-Natan, Jason Schuchardt, Mingtao  Xia

 

Pacific Journal Mathematics Dissertation Award

2019-2020 Recipients: David Jekel, Michelle Feng and Maria Ntekoume 

 

UCLA Mathematics Graduate Research Presentation Prize

To support a graduate student who excels in the presentation of original research.  

2019-2020 Recipient: Jialin Liu

 

Undergraduate Awards

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.

2019-2020 Recipient: Jacob Zhang

 

Daus Prize 

To recognize the academic accomplishments of a top-ranked student in mathematics at the undergraduate level.

2019-2020 Recipients: Qinyi Chen, Clark (Xiaoyu) Huang

 

Outstanding Actuarial Science Student Award

To recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in actuarial mathematics.

2019-2020 Recipients: Pui Ieng Lei, Chaonan Liu, Clarice (Fengze) Liu, Han Sheng, Yan Sun, Jianzhen Wang

 

Outstanding Math/Econ Student Award

To recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in the Mathematics/Economics major.

2019-2020 Recipients: Haolun Li, Ruyue Pang, Jinghui Song, Tianze Tan, Kevin Boren Zhu

 

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.

2019-2020 Recipients: Ciprian-Mircea Bonciocat, Runze Yu, Jacob Zhang, Baiqing Zhu, Kaiqi Zhu

 

Sherwood Prize 

To recognize overall outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in mathematics at the undergraduate level.

2019-2020 Recipients: Zhenyi Chen, Johannes Kim Hosle, Bryan Hu, Justin Dong Li, Jaspreet Singh, Steven Khang Truong, Ken Willyard, Yunchen Yu