UCLA professors have received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a graduate education program to help train the next generation of scientific leaders to use “big data” analysis to tackle complex societal problems.
UCLA Mathematics Emeritus Professor Ronald Miech recently passed away. Ronald served the Department for 44 years and was instrumental in the history of actuarial mathematics at UCLA. In 1978, Ronald and Ira L. Boyle, FSA, founded the actuarial program to help meet a growing need for actuaries.
UCLA Math Professor Mason Porter and UCLA Psychology Assistant Professor Carolyn Parkinson (lead PI) have been awarded a large NSF grant to research how real-world interaction networks shape and are shaped by neural information processing.
UCLA Math PhD student Shyr-Shea Chang is one of 150 Taiwanese nationals to be awarded a fellowship from the Taiwanese Department of Education. The Taiwanese Government Scholarship to Study Abroad (GSSA) is awarded yearly to Taiwanese students who study abroad for a PhD degree.
UCLA Math PIC Assistant Adjunct Professor Omri Azencot was granted a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (IF) as part of the European Union Framework for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. Omri will work on geometry processing related problems in collaboration with Prof. Andrea Bertozzi.