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#### SEW Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli receives UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research

**Department**

Congratulations to Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli on receiving UCLA Chancellor's Award!

*November 14, 2023*

#### Congratulations to Freddie Manners - Proof of the 'Polynomial Freiman--Ruzsa Conjecture' (conjectured by K. Marton)

**Department**

Tim Gowers, Ben Green, Freddie Manners and Terry Tao have now solved it over a field of characteristic 2. Congratulations! Read more

*November 13, 2023*

#### UC San Diego Math Graduate Program - US News Top 5 "Best Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics Programs"

**Department**

During the last fifteen years, the combinatorics group at UCSD has consistently ranked in the top six by the US News and World Report. It is currently ranked No. 5 (up from No. 6) in the 2023 graduate rankings.

*October 24, 2023*

#### UC San Diego Math Graduate Program - US News Top 10 "Best Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry Programs"

**Department**

Rankings of doctoral programs in the sciences published in 2023 were based solely on the results of surveys sent to academic officials in fall 2022 and early 2023 in chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics. View rankings at US News.

*September 27, 2023*

#### Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards

**Department, Graduate, Undergraduate**

Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards at the Inaugural International Congress of Basic Science (ICBS) Conference. Read more.

*July 20, 2023*

#### 2022-23 TA Awards

**Graduate**

The Mathematics department is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 TA Awards

**David Cavender -**commended for his passion for teaching and concern for students as he took an active role in the courses he TA'd**Varun Khurana -**singled out for his dedication in developing real-world projects for students in Math 102**Richard Yi -**nominated for his compassion, knowledge and organization; making countless worksheets and topic summaries for students in Math 109 and 154**Wei Yin -**was recommended for his ability to lead students towards a deeper appreciation of the beauty of Algebraic Number Theory

Please join us in celebrating this year's awardees!

*July 7, 2023*

#### Significant breakthrough in Ramsey Theory

**Department**

Professor Jacques Verstraete and his former postdoc, Sam Matteus recently achieved a significant breakthrough in Ramsey Theory. Article: Mathematicians Discover Novel Way to Predict Structure in Graphs. Congratulations Jacques and Sam!

*June 22, 2023*

#### 2022-23 Powell Dissertation Awards

**Graduate**

After review of the many applications, the Graduate Awards Committee congratulates the following three PhD students on being named recipients of the Powell Dissertation Award:

Rusiru Gambheera Arachchige (Advisor: Cristian Popescu)

Shubham Sinha (Advisor: Dragos Oprea)

Brian Tran (Advisor: Melvin Leok)

*June 12, 2023*

#### Professor Bill Helton receives an honorary Doctor of Science

**Department**

Bill Helton, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at UCSD, received an honorary Doctor of Science from Chapman University for his contributions to mathematics, specifically in operator theory and functional analysis, and for linking these areas with electrical engineering, optimal control and mathematical physics.

*May 19, 2023*

#### SEW Assistant Professor Aranya Lahiri received the Navy Impact Influencer

**Department**

SEW Assistant Professor Aranya Lahiri received the Navy Impact Influencer certificate in recognition of the positive impact he has made on the lives of his students. Rowan Barg (MAE), a student in the Navy Nuclear Collegiate Program nominated Professor Lahiri based on his teaching methods and unwavering dedication to his students' success. Congratulations Aranya!

*May 17, 2023*