Campus Gateway We proudly recognize members of our community who recently garnered major honors, awards and promotions.


Dmitry Dolgopyat was elected as a foreign member of the Academia Europaea.

Roohollah Ebrahimian received the Provost’s Excellence Award for Professional Track Faculty.

Vadim Kaloshin will receive a gold medal from the International Consortium of Chinese Mathematics (ICCM) for his joint paper with Guam Huang and Alfonso Sorrentino.

Gail Letzter was named a Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Sergei Novikov was awarded the 2020 Russian Academy of Sciences Gold Medal.

Konstantina Trivisa was named director of UMD’s Institute for Physical Science and Technology.

Graduate Students

Alexander Prize: Patrick Daniels and Ke Xue

Undergraduate Students

Marshall Scholar: Nataliya Stepanova

Merrill Scholars: Siri Neerchal and Mary Yilma


Sharon Crook (M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’96, Applied Mathematics) received the 2020 Charles Wexler Teaching Award, the highest honor a faculty member can receive from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University.

Susan Ferensic (B.S. '91, Mathematics) was named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Columbia, South Carolina Field Office.

Robert Hollingshead (B.S. ’92, mathematics; B.S. ’92 electrical engineering) was named a shareholder and chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Japan Intellectual Property Practice.

Tamara Kolda (M.A. '95, Applied Mathematics), scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, was one of 87 members elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

David Marker (B.S. ’78, Mathematics), senior statistician and associate director at Westat, was named co-chair of the American Statistical Association’s Anti-Racism Task Force.

Richard Palczynski (M.A. '71, Mathematics), founder and president of SeaTower Insurance Consulting Services, LLC was named to the Care Bridge International 2020 Advisory Board.

LaRee Tracy (M.A. '02, Statistics) was named director of biostatistics at PHASTAR.

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