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 Department Hosts High School Math Competition
 LaRose Named Collegiate Lecturer
 Kriz Elected to the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
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 Graduate Student Robert Walker recognized at CAARMS Conference
 Fomin Receives Steele Prize
 Special Lecture on Statistics and Modeling
 Fintzen Awarded Dissertation Prize
 Anna Gilbert’s Project Funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
 Neriman Tokcan Receives Michigan Precision Health Scholar Award
 Lagarias Named Distinguished University Professor
 Forger's Research on Math and Music Featured in SIAM Article
 Trachette Jackson Featured in Forbes Article
 Barvinok to Give Simons Lectures at MIT
 Undergraduates Amanda Burcroff and Noah McNeal receive Marshall Scholarships
 Michigan Reception at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings
 Karen Smith elected to National Academy of Sciences
 Bhargav Bhatt named 2019 Simons Investigator
 Sergey Fomin receives Simons Fellowship
 DeBacker, Koch, and Zeytuncu named Faculty Outreach Fellows
 UM Quant Program student team wins IAQF competition
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 Robert Megginson received the 2019 Distinguished Mentor Award
 Undergrad Ankita Mohapatra wins Honorable Mention for AWM Women in Math Essay Contest
 Alex Wright Named 2020 Sloan Fellow
 Dick Canary and Tasho Kaletha Awarded 2020 Simons Fellowships
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Asaf Cohen joined the UM Mathematics Department in 2019 as an Assistant Professor. He received his PhD in Probability and Statistics from TelAviv University in 2013, under the direction of Eilon Solan. Professor Cohen was a Postdoc Assistant Professor at UM from 20142017, and an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Haifa from 20172019. Professor Cohen’s research interests are in applied probability, stochastic processes, and control theory. Specifically, he focuses on meanfield games, mathematical finance and actuary, diffusion scale and large deviation scale analysis of stochastic control problems and games. His work has included machine learning, model uncertainty, risksensitive control, heavy traffic regimes, and partial differential equations techniques in stochastic control and differential games.
Alex Wright joined the UM Mathematics Department in 2019 as an Assistant Professor. He received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Chicago under the direction of Alex Eskin. He received a Clay Research Fellowship in 2014, and held positions at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Stanford University. Professor Wright studies geometry and dynamics, especially on moduli spaces, and special families of algebraic curves that arise in this context. His other areas of interest include Teichmüller theory and ergodic theory on homogeneous spaces. Recently he was awarded the Michael Brin Dynamical Systems Prize for Young Mathematicians from Penn State University. The prize is given biannually to recognize outstanding contributions to dynamical systems made by researchers within four years of their PhD. In addition, in Professor Wright received the 2019 Levi L. Conant Prize from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). He is being recognized for his article “From rational billiards to dynamics on moduli spaces” published in 2016 in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (Vol. 53, pp. 4156). The Conant Prize is awarded annually and recognizes the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the Bulletin of the AMS in the preceding five years