It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Carlos Alberto Berenstein, on August 24, 2019. Carlos was a professor of mathematics and a member of the Institute for Systems Research (ISR). Professor John Baras (ECE/ISR), the first director of ISR, writes, “Carlos was a brilliant mathematician who collaborated with many of us and many other people worldwide. His brilliance, positive attitude and open collaborative spirit will be missed by many.”
Read more about Carlos and his legacy follwing the link to ISR: https://isr.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=12422
Dr. Lucia D. Simonelli has been awarded the 2019-20 AMS Congressional Fellowship. Simonelli received her PhD in mathematics from the University of Maryland-College Park. She has most recently been a postdoctoral fellow in the mathematics section at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. As a Congressional Fellow, she will work in the office of a Member of Congress or a Congressional committee beginning in the fall. Article posted here: https://www.ams.org/news?news_
Congratulations to Jacob Bedrossian on his promotion to Full Professor. Professor Bedrossian is recognized for his original contributions to the partial differential equations, especially the equations for the mechanics of fluid flows. For more about Jacob's mathematics, you can read two of his recent survey articles here and here.
Congratulations to Dr. Allan Yashinski and Dr. Kendall Williams on their promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. They will continue to make a difference for their students through excellence in classroom teaching. According to CMNS Dean Amitabh Varshney, “Your (Williams’) example helps to create a climate of inclusion and excellence in our college and on campus.” Yashinski is “moving away from ‘traditional’ lecture-based models to include weekly group work and active learning.” We wish for their continued success in their work.
Congratulations to Professor Yanir Rubinstein for mentoring Michael Lindsey on his student paper "Optimal Transport via a Monge-Ampère Optimization Problem". The paper is selected to receive one of the three Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Paper Prizes. The award is based solely on the merit and content of the student’s contribution to the nominated paper. The 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize will be awarded during the Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 2020 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN20), to be held July 6-10, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.