UCLA computer science and mathematics Professor Rafail Ostrovsky has been elected as a Foreign Member of Academia Europaea for the class of 2019. Professor Ostrovsky is one of the two members named within the research area of theoretical computer science, along with Professor Leslie Valiant from Harvard.

UCLA math professor Tim Austin has been awarded the 2020 New Horizons Prize for his "multiple contributions to ergodic theory, most notably the solution of the weak Pinsker conjecture." The prize is worth $100,000 and honors individuals for their early-career achievements in physics and math.

Aditee Prabhutendolkar attends the Los Angeles Math Circle (LAMC) program, a free enrichment program of the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. Now a junior in high school, Aditee is using her LAMC experience to share her passion for math with others.

Every two years, SIAM presents the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize to one individual for "outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications."

On Sunday, June 16th, UCLA Math alumnus Vladimir (Vlad) Tenev came to campus to give the commencement keynote address to over 400 graduates, their families and friends. His inspirational speech urged students to follow their passion, even if it means switching the path that you started on.