Betsy Stovall and Jin-Yi Cai have been named as 2023 AMS Fellows. This program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Jin-Yi Cai has been …

# accolades

## Jordan Ellenberg wins 2023 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award

Jordan Ellenberg and Grant Sanderson will receive the 2023 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award during a prize reception at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at …

## Raymond Damadian, BS, 1956, inventor of the MRI scanner, dies at age 86.

Dr. Raymond Damadian, who built the first magnetic resonance imaging scanner, which revolutionized doctors’ ability to diagnose cancer and other illnesses — but who, to his dismay, saw the Nobel Prize for the science behind …

## Sebastien Roch named Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Sebastien Roch has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). IMS is the main scientific society for probability and the mathematical end of statistics. Among its various activities, IMS publishes the Annals series of flagship journals of probability. Link: https://imstat.org/2022/04/22/2022-ims-fellows-announced/

## Leslie Smith named as a 2022 American Mathematics Society Fellow

Congratulations to Leslie Smith, the newest member of our department to be named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2021. She was named for contributions to applied mathematics and particularly fluid mechanics. The …

## Ellenberg’s new book “Shape” debuts, reviewed in NYT

Jordan Ellenberg’s new book, “Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else.”, was published recently and reviewed by the New York Times. The review notes that Ellenberg is “rather spectacular” at …

## Hung Tran named as Simons Fellow

Hung Tran has been named a Simons Fellow. The Simons Fellows program extends academic leaves from one term to a full year, enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary …

## Qin Li joins in Coronavirus Fight

Qin Li has been working with other researchers here at the UW to combat coronavirus. She is part of a group of researchers, led by UW Geography Professor Song Gao, using cell phone tracking data …

## 2017 Talent Search Winner Named Goldwater Scholar

Mostafa Hassan, of Greenfield, Wisconsin, has been named 1 of 4 Goldwater Scholars for the UW this year. He will graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer engineering. He is a …

## Thomas Kurtz named as a 2020 Fellow of AMS

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Thomas Kurtz, who has been named as a member of the 2020 Class of AMS Fellows! He is specifically mentioned for “For research in probability and its applications, especially for contributions …