Leslie Lamport, who received his Mathematics PhD at Brandeis in 1972 under the supervision of Richard Palais, is the 2013 of recipient the prestigious Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
Professor Ira Gessel appointed as Berenson Professor.
Professor Ira Gessel has been appointed as the fourth Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor in Mathematics. He is a leader in the field of combinatorics, and has served as department chair on two occasions. Congratulations Ira!
Tynan Kelly and Shaunak Deo share 2012-13 Graduate Student Teaching Award.
This award is given annually (in September) to the graduate student who has gotten the best teaching evaluations in the previous year.
Professor Ruth Charney elected as President of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
From the Brandeis Now article: [Professor] Charney has long been an advocate for women in math and earlier this year was elected president of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), an organization that empowers, connects and supports women in the field. The AWM runs conferences, workshops and networking events for all levels of mathematics, from K-12 to postdoctoral.
- Carl Wang Erickson joins the department as Instructor in Mathematics. Carl works in the field of number theory, and received his PhD from Harvard in 2013.
- Alyson Burchardt was awarded the 2013 Jerome Levine Award for her Ph.D. Thesis, The Hausmann-Weinberger 4-manifold invariant of right-angled Artin groups. The award is given in memory of Professor Jerome Levine.
Joël Bellaïche promoted to Full Professorship.
Professor Joël Bellaïche was promoted to the position of Full Professor of Mathematics at the Spring meeting of the Board of Trustees. Joël received his Ph.D. from the Université d’Orsay (Paris Sud XI) in 2002 and has been at Brandeis since 2007. His research is in Number Theory, with an emphasis on Galois representations and automorphic forms.
Professor Ira Gessel awarded Simons Fellowship.
Professor Ira Gessel has been awarded a prestigious Simons Fellowship in Mathematics. He is part of the initial class of awardees for this fellowship, which will support research activities during his sabbatical leave in the spring of 2013.
Department members and emeritus professors named as AMS fellows.
Professors Ruth Charney, Ira Gessel, and Kiyoshi Igusa, along with emeritus professors Edgar Brown, David Buchsbaum, Harold Levine, Richard Palais, and Gerald Schwarz have been named to the inaugural group of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. According to the description on the AMS website, the "Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics."
Brandeis Mathematics Department awarded GAANN grant.
The Math Department has been awarded a 3-year GAANN grant (Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need) from the Department of Education. The grant, totaling $533,000, will fund fellowships for eligible graduate students in our department for the years 2012-2015. For further information, see our GAANN fellowship page.
- Susan Parker was promoted to Full Professor of Mathematics. Professor Parker has been the Elementary Mathematics Coordinator in the department since 1993. She received her PhD from Brandeis in 1994 in the field of combinatorics.
- Olivier Bernardi joins the department as a Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the fall of 2012. He received his PhD from the University of Bordeaux in 2006, and most recently was an instructor in Applied Mathematics at MIT. His interests lie in combinatorics and probability, and he has worked on problems arising from mathematical physics (statistical mechanics and quantum gravity), computer science (algorithms and graph theory), and algebra (representation theory of the symmetric group).
- Harold Sultan will be a Lecturer in Mathematics, beginning in academic year 2012-13. Harold received his PhD from Columbia in 2012. His research is in the area of geometric group theory.
- Rebecca Torrey will be an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, beginning in academic year 2012-13. Rebecca received her PhD from Kings College London in 2009. She works in number theory.
Michael Carr receives 2011-12 Graduate Student Teaching Award.This award is given annually (in September) to the graduate student who has gotten the best teaching evaluations in the previous year.
Department to participate in NSF IGERT grant.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Brandeis an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant in the mathematical sciences. The grant, titled "Geometry and Dynamics: integrated education in the mathematical sciences," is designed to foster interdisciplinary research and education by and for graduate students across the mathematical and theoretical sciences, including chemistry, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics.