UCLA Math professor, Andrea Bertozzi, was recently honored with the degree of Doctor of Human Letters honoris causa from Claremont Graduate University. Professor Bertozzi is the inaugural holder of the Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, and director of applied mathematics at UCLA. She received her AB in Mathematics in 1978, followed by an MA in Mathematics in 1988, and a PhD in Mathematics in 1991, all from Princeton University. Prior to joining UCLA in 2003, Bertozzi was the L.E. Dickson Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1991-1995, the Maria Geoppert-Mayer Distignuished Scholar at Argonne National Laboratory from 1995-6, and was on the faculty at Duke University for nine years.
Her honors include the Sloan Research Fellowship in 1995, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 1996, and SIAM's Kovalevsky Prize in 2009. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the Fellows of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2010. She became a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013. Bertozzi currently serves as chair of the Science Board of the NSF Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University; and she also serves on the Science Boards for the Banff International Research Station, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at UC Berkeley. She also serves on the editorial boards of twelve journals.
Professor Bertozzi was honored for her extraordinary scholarship and commitment to creativity and innovation in applied research and teaching; for her ability to foster a love of mathematics in many of her students; for demonstrating the many benefits and applications of mathematics; and for her leadership and personal excellence that has brought distinction to the field of applied mathematics and the UCLA Department of Mathematics.