Stanley Osher, UCLA professor of mathematics and director of applied mathematics, is the third person ever to be awarded the prestigious Gauss Prize, the highest honor in applied mathematics.

A UCLA professor since 1977, Osher received the award Wednesday morning local time during the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea. The prize, named for 19th century mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, was first awarded at the 2006 congress. (The event is held every four years.)

Geoffrey Mess, mathematics professor at UCLA, died on August 8th, 2014. Mess battled illness for much of the past 20 years. The illness stole away his research productivity first, and then succeeded in stealing him from us. He will be remembered and missed.

One UCLA professor, along with undergraduate and graduate alumni received honors on July 8 at the annual meeting of the the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Chicago. Each year the society awards three prizes for oustanding papers published in all SIAM journals in the past three years.

Steve Girsky holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. From March 2010 to January 2014, Steve served as GM Vice Chairman, during which time he held overall responsibility for global corporate strategy, new . . .