UCLA Mathematics graduate student, Hayden Schaeffer has been awarded both the National Science Foundation's Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in recognition of his research and contributions to education. Schaeffer has worked on imaging science and scientific computing projects with Professor Stanley Osher, Professor Luminita Vese, Professor Russel Caflisch and Professor John Garnett.

The National Science Foundation's Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships supports future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development.

The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship supports new scholars interested in faculty careers who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. The program is particularly interested in supporting scholars with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background and understanding of experiences amongst groups historically underrepresented in higher education.