Mathematics Department - Recent Faculty Honors

Recent Faculty Honors



2014 
The 2014
Class of the
Fellows of
the AMS
included the following members of the Rutgers Mathematics Department: Steve Ferry, Xiaojun Huang, and Richard Lyons.
Liping Liu was awarded a five year NSF CAREER Grant, a foundation-wide award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.
Shubhangi Saraf was awarded a five year NSF CAREER Grant, a foundation-wide award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.
Grigor Sargsyan was awarded a five year NSF CAREER Grant, a foundation-wide award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.
2013 
The Inaugural
Class of the
Fellows of
the AMS
included the following current faculty members of the Rutgers Mathematics Department: Haim Brezis, Gregory Cherlin, Henryk Iwaniec, Jeff Kahn, Michael K.H. Kiessling, Joel L. Lebowitz, James Lepowsky, Yanyan Li, Roger D. Nussbaum, Fred S. Roberts, Eduardo Daniel Sontag, Hector J. Sussmann, Simon Thomas, Jerrold B. Tunnell, Michael S. Vogelius, Robert Lee Wilson, and Doron Zeilberger; as well as the following emeritus faculty members: Jane Cronin-Scanlon, Antoni A. Kosinski, Peter S. Landweber, Barbara L. Osofsky, Walter V. Petryshyn, Charles C. Sims, Jean E. Taylor and Francois Treves.
Fred Roberts was awarded the title of Docteur Honoris Causa by the University of Paris-Dauphine.
Natasa Semum was awarded a Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship in recognition of the scholarly excellence that led to her promotion to Associate Professor.
Swastik Kopparty was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Saharon Shelah was awarded the American Mathematical Society's 2013 Leroy P. Steel Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research.
Amy Cohen received the 2013 Louise Hay Award at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego in January 2013. The citation specifically mentions Amy's leadership of the New Jersey Partnership for Excellence in Middle School Mathematics, and her significant service to professional organizations.
2012 
Swastik Kopparty was awarded a five year NSF CAREER Grant. To quote from the NSF Program Description: "These are foundation-wide awards in support of junior faculty who exemp lify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research".
Jeffry Kahn was one of three recipients of a 2012 Fulkerson Prize. These prizes are jointly sponsored by the Mathematical Optimization Society and the American Mathematical Society, and they are awarded every three years in recognition of an outstanding paper in discrete mathematics.
Richard Falk was named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The citation reads: "for contributions to the understanding of the stability and convergence properties of the finite element method, and for service to the numerical analysis community".
Endre Szemerédi State of New Jersey Professor of Computer Science, and an associate member of the Mathematics Department, was awarded the 2012 Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Haim Brezis was elected as one of ten Honorary Members of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
Liping Liu was one of 48 scientists and engineers who have been selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to receive a Young Investigator Award.
Richard Lyons was one of the recipients of the 2012 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. Richard shares the prize with Michael Aschbacher, Stephen Smith and Ronald Solomon.
Joel Lebowitz received an Honorary Doctorate from Syracuse University at its 158th Commencement. The citation, among other things, specifically mentions Joel's development of the semi-annual "Rutgers Meetings".
2011 
Saharon Shelah was one of two recepients of the 2011 Emet Prize in The Exact Sciences, a major prize awarded by the A.M.N. Foundation and the Israeli Government.
Henryk Iwaniec was awarded the 2011 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.
Natasa Sesum was awarded a five year NSF CAREER Grant. To quote from the NSF Program Description: "These are foundation-wide awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research".
2010 
Haim Brezis was elected a foreign member of the Italian National Academy (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei). He has also been given the honorific title "Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur" by the President of France.
Eduardo Sontag was awarded the 2011 IEEE Control Systems Award by the Board of Directors of IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). The citation reads: "For fundamental contributions to nonlinear systems theory and nonlinear feeback control."
Endre Szemerédi New Jersey Professor of Computer Science, and an Associate Member of our department, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. For more information see the NAS press release.
Jian Song & Roderich Tumulka were both awarded Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowships in recognition of the scholarly excellence that led to their promotions to Associate Professor.
Michael Vogelius was elected a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab).
Robert Wilson was given the 2010 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching by the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Haim Brezis was awarded an Honoris Causa degree by the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași (Romania).
Amy Cohen was presented with a Certificate of Meritorius Service to the Association and to the New Jersey Section by the Mathematical Association of America.
2009 
Lewis Hirsch received an Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education from the Rutgers-New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences.
Jian Song was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He was also awarded a five-year CAREER grant by the National Science Foundation.
Eduardo Sontag & Héctor Sussmann were made Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, as the leading U.S. professional organization of applied mathematicians inaugurates a Society of Fellows.
2008 
Eric Carlen was awarded a Chaire d' Excellence Pierre de Fermat for a research visit to the Université de Toulouse.
Yanyan Li received the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.
Richard Lyons was named Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham (U.K.).
Endre Szemerédi New Jersey Professor of Computer Science and Associate Member of the Department of Mathematics, received the American Mathematical Society's Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research, among the highest distinctions in mathematics, and was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. More details ...
Wolmer Vasconcelos received the Rutgers-New Brunswick Graduate School Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Van Vu George Pólya Prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Michael Weingart received an Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education from the Rutgers-New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences.
2007 
Haim Brezis received an Honorary Doctorate from the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati in Trieste.
Gregory Cherlin was named Docteur Honoris Causa by the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Communiqué
Adrien Deloro was awarded the 2007 Sacks Prize of the Association for Symbolic Logic, for the most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation of the year in Mathematical Logic.
Richard Falk received the Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award of Rutgers University.
Giovanni Gallavotti was awarded the Boltzmann Medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
Simon Gindikin received the Pamětní Medal of Palacký University (Czech Republic).
János Komlós received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education of the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences.
Joel Lebowitz received the Max Planck Medal of the German Physical Society. More details ...
Héctor Sussmann received the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematicians. More details ...
2006 
Haim Brezis was named Honorary Professor at Beijing Normal University.
Amy Cohen was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Henryk Iwaniec was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, and gave a Plenary Lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid.
Martin David Kruskal received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research, of the American Mathematical Society.
Richard Lyons received the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.
Avraham Soffer gave an Invited Lecture in the Mathematical Physics Section at the International Congress of Mathematicians.
Simon Thomas gave an Invited Lecture in the Logic and Foundations Section at the International Congress of Mathematicians.
2005 
Jószef Beck was named a Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Israel Gelfand received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement, of the American Mathematical Society.
Simon Gindikin was appointed a Rutgers University Board of Governors Professor of Mathematics.
Henryk Iwaniec received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Université Bordeaux 1.
Barbara Osofsky received a Certificate of Meritorious Service of the Mathematical Association of America.
Eduardo Sontag received the Rutgers Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award, the only one awarded to a New Brunswick/Piscataway faculty member in 2005. He was cited in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the area of control theory, his patient, enthusiastic, and stimulating teaching and his extraordinary ability to motivate students to achieve at the highest level. Photo
Doron Zeilberger received the 2004 Euler Medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications. Citation
2004 
Haim Brezis was elected Vice-President of the American Mathematical Society, for the term February 1, 2005 - January 31, 2008.
Amy Cohen received the Mathematical Association of America-NJ Public Service Award.
Israel Gelfand was elected to membership in the European Academy of Sciences.
Simon Gindikin received the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.
Stephen Greenfield was named the 2004 New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). More details ...
Martin David Kruskal was one of nine recipients of the Eminent Scientists Award of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Joel Lebowitz received the 2004 Nicholson Medal for Humanitarian Service, of the American Physical Society. He was cited for his tireless personal activism, throughout his superb career as a theoretical physicist, to help scientists and defend their human rights in countries around the globe.
Michael Saks and Fotios Zaharoglou received the 2004 Gödel prize for their paper Wait-Free k-Set Agreement is Impossible: The Topology of Public Knowledge (SIAM J. Computing, 2000). Citation
François Treves received the "Laurea Specialistica Honoris Causa in Matematica" from the University of Pisa. A conference was also held in his honor, April 23, 2004, at the University of Pisa.
2003 
Haim Brezis was elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.
Stephen Greenfield received the Distinguished Teaching Award of the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Martin David Kruskal received the 2003 Maxwell Prize of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He was cited for discovering the particle-like behavior of solitary waves, which he named `solitons'; for introducing the inverse scattering transform method of solving the initial-value problem for the KdV equation; and for many other contributions to applied mathematics.
Stephen Miller won an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Jean Taylor delivered the Emmy Noether Lecture (Five little crystals and how they grew) of the Association of Women in Mathematics. She also was elected to a 5-year term as Trustee of the American Mathematical Society.
François Treves was elected a Foreign Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Wolmer Vasconcelos was elected a Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
2002 
Haim Brezis received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
Henryk Iwaniec received the Cole Prize in Number Theory, for his "fundamental contributions to analytic number theory." This prize is awarded by the American Mathematical Society every three years. More details ...
YanYan Li gave an Invited Lecture in the Partial Differential Equations Section at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing.
Xiaochun Rong gave an Invited Lecture in the Differential Geometry Section at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing.
Eduardo Sontag received the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. He also received the Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize of the Control Systems Society of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). This prize recognizes distinguished contributions to control systems science or engineering. The awardee delivers a plenary address at the annual Conference on Decision and Control.
Christopher Woodward was awarded a Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence.
2001 
Haim Brezis received an honorary degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Henryk Iwaniec received the 2001 Ostrowski Prize.
Martin David Kruskal was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Joel Lebowitz received a the Vito Volterra Medal of the Academia Nazionale de Lincei, Rome. He also received a Teaching Award from the Graduate School-New Brunswick. More details ...
Fred Roberts received the Science and Technology Centers Pioneer Award of the National Science Foundation. More details ...
Saharon Shelah received the Wolf Prize in Mathematics.
Eduardo Sontag received the Reid Prize in Applied Mathematics from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. More details ...
Jean Taylor received an Honorary Doctorate from Mount Holyoke College. More details ...
Christopher Woodward was awarded a 5-year Career Grant by the National Science Foundation.
2000 
Felix Browder received the National Medal of Science. More details ...
Amy Cohen received the Douglass Medal for outstanding service to the Douglass community.
Roe Goodman received the FAS Teaching Award for full Professors.
Stephen Greenfield received the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Xiaojun Huang was awarded a Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence.
Henryk Iwaniec received the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.
Martin David Kruskal received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Heriot-Watt University. He was also honored with KRUSKAL 2000, at the University of Adelaide, Australia, a Conference on Integrable Systems in Celebration of Martin David Kruskal's 75th Birthday.
Joel Lebowitz received the Henri Poincaré Prize of the International Association of Mathematical Physics and the Daniel Iagolnitzer Foundation. Laudatio
Xiaochun Rong was named a "Cheung Kong Scholar" by Li Ka Shing Foundation, Hong Kong. More details ...
Saharon Shelah received the János Bolyai International Mathematical Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. More details ...
Héctor Sussmann's paper "Controllability of Nonlinear Systems" was selected to appear in the IEEE volume Twenty-Five Seminal Papers in Control.
1999 
Haim Brezis was made Honorary Professor at the Academia Sinica (Beijing), and at Fudan University (Shanghai), and was elected a Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences (in Madrid).
Felix Browder began his two-year term as President of the American Mathematical Society.
Amy Cohen was named Outstanding College or University Teacher of the Year by the Mathematical Association of America (NJ Section).
Israel Gelfand was made an Honorary Life Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and received the State Award of the Russian Federation.
Simon Gindikin received the State Award of the Russian Federation.
Joel Lebowitz received the Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Clark University.
Feng Luo received the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence.
Fred Roberts received the Distinguished Service Prize of the Association for Computing Machinery -- Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory.
Jean Taylor began serving as President of the Association for Women in Mathematics, and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Association for Women in Science, and received the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award.
1998 
Haim Brezis received the Doctor Scientiarum Honoris Causa degree from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.
Jeffry Kahn received the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.
János Komlós was elected a Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
James Lepowsky received the Rutgers University Graduate School-New Brunswick Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Sciences.
Héctor Sussmann received the Award for Outstanding Control Systems Magazine Paper of the Year from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Robert L. Wilson received the Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award of Rutgers University.
1997 
Martin David Kruskal was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (London).
Joel Lebowitz received the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Public Service Award.
Joseph Rosenstein received the Rutgers University Presidential Award for Distinguished Public Service, and received the Max Sobel Outstanding Mathematics Educator Award of the Association of Mathematics Teachers in New Jersey.
Héctor Sussmann received the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.
1996 
Haim Brezis received an honorary degree from the University of Louvain (Belgium).
Stephen Greenfield received the Rutgers Faculty of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education.
Jeffry Kahn received the George Pólya Prize of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians.
Joel Lebowitz recived the Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Xiaochun Rong won an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY AWARD WINNERS

The Daniel Gorenstein Award

  • 1998 Robert Wilson
  • 2007 Richard Falk

The Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 1985 Roe Goodman
  • 1988 R. Michael Beals
  • 2000 Stephen Greenfield

The Rutgers-New Brunswick Graduate School Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 1998 James Lepowsky
  • 2001 Joel Lebowitz
  • 2008 Wolmer Vasconcelos

The Rutgers Scholar-Teacher Award

  • 2005 Eduardo Sontag

The Rutgers Presidential Award for Distinguished Public Service

  • 1997 Joseph Rosenstein

The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award

  • 1997 Joel Lebowitz
  • 1999 Jean Taylor

The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research

  • 1965 Jacob C.E. (Jim) Dekker
  • 1972 Charles Sims
  • 1977 Nolan Wallach
  • 1982 Terence Butler
  • 1987 Michael Aizenman
  • 1989 James Lepowsky
  • 1990 Abbas Bahri
  • 1991 Daniel Gorenstein
  • 1992 Robert Wilson
  • 1994 Joel Lebowitz
  • 1995 François Treves
  • 1997 Héctor Sussmann
  • 1998 Jeffry Kahn
  • 2000 Henryk Iwaniec
  • 2002 Eduardo Sontag
  • 2004 Simon Gindikin
  • 2006 Richard Lyons
  • 2008 YanYan Li
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