Please join me in congratulating Konstantina Trivisa,  Shelby Wilson (PhD, AMSC, 2012), and Kimberly Sellers (MS, 1998) for being elected as 2023 Fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

The official citation reads (see awards/awm-fellows/2023-awm- fellows/)

Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland

For her tireless efforts and dedication to increase diversity in the mathematical sciences at all levels from high school to higher education; for organizing outreach events for secondary students; and for support of women at all career stages: recruiting and mentoring graduate students, hiring and retaining faculty, and highlighting speakers at international conferences.

Shelby Wilson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

For her unwavering dedication and work towards uplifting and inspiring women and Black mathematicians, including co-development of “Mathematically Gifted and Black”; for being an exceptional mentor and role model; and for her inspiring leadership initiating and amplifying conversations about how to help create a more inclusive mathematics community.

Kimberly Sellers, Georgetown University and the U. S. Census Bureau

For her work improving diversity and inclusion in the mathematical and statistical sciences through leadership positions in the American Statistical Association; for her leadership in the Joint Statistics Meetings, the Conference for Women in Statistics, and the Infinite Possibilities Conferences; and for her mentorship of early career women.

Please join us in congratulating Abba Gumel and Larry Washington for being elected as Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.

Abba was noted for his contributions to the mathematical theory of epidemics, applied dynamical systems, and promoting the use of mathematics to help solve global health challenges.

Larry was noted for his contributions to number theory, especially cyclotomic fields, and for mentoring at all levels.

The full list of the class of 2023 AMS fellows is posted at


Congratulations Abba and Larry!

Congratulations to Dmitry Dolgopyat (Mathematics), Richard Greene (Physics) and Zhanqing Li (AOSC/ESSIC), who have been named Distinguished University Professors—the highest academic honor bestowed by the university. They will be honored at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on September 14, 2022.

These faculty members are world-renowned in their fields and it’s wonderful to see their accomplishments recognized by the university in this way.

You can read more about these professors following this link:

Congratulations again Dmitry, Richard and Zhanqing!

Congratulations to Radu Balan and to the UMD Math Modeling teams. The teams participated in the 2022 Interdisciplinary Competition in Modeling (ICM). This year 12100 teams participated in the ICM competition. The results of our two teams are:

  1. Team 2228337 (Sally Zhao, Naveen Raman, Clarissa Xia) has been awarded a Honorable Mention for Problem F. 

This result puts the team in the 3%-30% range, out of 2964 teams worldwide who submitted solutions to problem F.

  1. Team 2228338 (Adam Levav, Abdulrahman Alenazi, Joey Kim) has been awarded Successful Participant designation for problem E. 

This result places the team in the 30%-96% range, out of 8181 international teams who submitted solutions to problem E.



We are pleased to inform you that Joan Jian-Jian Ren was named as a Fellow of the IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics).

Joan Jian-Jian Ren, Professor, University of Maryland - College Park, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Dr. Ren received the award for innovative and significant contributions to statistical methodology, especially in nonparametric likelihood inference, survival analysis and resampling methods, and for long-lasting and dedicated professional service.

The designation of IMS Fellow has been a significant honor for over 85 years. Each Fellow is assessed by a committee of their peers and has demonstrated distinction in research or leadership that has profoundly influenced the field.

Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 4,200 active members throughout the world. Approximately 10% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.

Follow this link to view the other fellows:

Three University of Maryland undergraduates with strong records of published research have been awarded 2022 scholarships by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and research careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Patrick Kim, a junior physics and electrical engineering double-degree student; George Li, a sophomore computer science and mathematics double-degree student; and Kevin Tu, a junior biological sciences and economics double-degree student are among 417 Goldwater Scholars selected from 1,242 nominees nationally. Goldwater Scholars receive one- or two-year scholarships that cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $7,500 per year.

The rest of the article can be read following this link: