On October 31, 2011, the Los Angeles Timesfeatured new research by UCLA mathematicians that uses a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes.
UCLA Mathematics alumnus Richard A. Tapia (BA, 1961, MA 1966, PhD 1967) was named among seven outstanding researchers as a 2011 recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers.
Professor Jonathan Rogawski passed away on September 27, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Rogawski was a key figure in the dynamic and central field of automorphic forms. He was 56 and had been ill for nearly a decade.
UCLA Mathematics Associate Professor Joseph Teran has been named by President Barack Obama among 94 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
Aug 16 2011, 3:16 pm
In California the Santa Cruz Police Department has adopted a new program in predictive policing that uses sophisticated mathematical modeling developed by a UCLA research team led by UCLA Mathematics.