Prof. Calistus Ngonghala recognized as an outstanding international educator

The International Educator Awards are held annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the internationalization of the University of Florida. Each college selects its college-level International Educators of the Year and nominates individuals for the campus-wide award. We are pleased to announce that Assistant Prof. Calistus N. Ngonghala was recognized as an outstanding international educator […]

Math Major Jack Bryant Giannetti wins AMS Trjitzinsky Awards

The AMS has presented $3,000 awards to each of eight undergraduate students through the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Fund, made possible by a bequest from the estate of Waldemar J., Barbara G., and Juliette Trjitzinsky. Each year the AMS selects several geographically distributed schools, which in turn make one-time awards to beginning mathematical students to […]

Prof. Vince wins Halmos-Ford award

  Prof. Andrew Vince together with his coauthor Michael Barnsley were recipients of a 2018 Mathematics Association of America  Paul R. Halmos – Lester R. Ford Award for their paper “Self-Similar Polygonal Tiling” . The Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Awards recognize authors of articles of expository excellence published in The American Mathematical Monthly. The […]

New Faculty

It is a pleasure for the Mathematics Department at the University of Florida to welcome 13 new members of our department this Fall hired as part of the University of Florida’s Faculty 500 initiative. Our new Assistant Professors are Dana Bartosova (Logic), Luca Fabrizio Di Cerbo (Geometry), Arnaud Marsiglietti (Probability), James Pascoe (Analysis), Sara Pollock […]

PhD alumnus receives the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship

Our graduate alumnus, Dr. Jia-Jie Zhu, has recently been awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, one of Europe’s most prestigious grant awards for junior scientists. Jia-Jie received doctoral training with Prof. William Hager and is currently a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen where he working on a project in reinforcement learning (RL) […]

PhD alumna at the NSA

Dr. Aziza Jefferson, who received her PhD under Prof. Vatter in 2015, has been featured in an article in the National Security Agencies news. While a UF grad student she was an intern in the NSA’s Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT). “Once in the internship I decided to return full time because I […]

Professor Ngonghala Featured in Press

A recent article by Assistant Professor Ngonghala on the ecology of rural poverty has been featured in several major science news outlets. His paper, entitled “General ecological models for human subsistence, health and poverty”, is discussed in detail in the on-line versions of both Science and Nature, two of the most prominent scientific journals. For […]