UCLA Applied Mathematics Professor Andrea Bertozzi, a longstanding collaborator and friend of IMS, was awarded an honorary doctorate at the 2014 CGU Commencement. At the Commencement Forum, Professor Bertozzi spoke of mathematics as the mechanism for translating innovation into practice, in the era of big data where previously qualitative disciplines are increasingly confronted with mathematical challenges.
Jorge X. Velasco-Hernandez, who received his PhD from CGU in 1991, has been elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). This award recognizes his distinguished contributions in mathematical epidemiology of infectious diseases and in mathematics applied to industry problems. Dr. Velasco-Hernandez is a Professor of Mathematics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Lu Zhu is CGU’s first student to graduate with a PhD in Financial Engineering. She starts a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Wisconsin in Fall 2014.