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Professors named as 2018 fellows of the American Mathematical Society


UCLA math professors Don Blasius, Mason Porter and Joseph Teran have been named 2018 fellows of the American Mathematical Society. The society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

Blasius, who is undergraduate vice chair and the math/economics interdepartmental chair, has been selected for “contributions to arithmetic algebraic geometry and representation theory.” He is currently the managing editor for the Pacific Journal of Mathematics, and his research focuses on number theory, arithmetic geometry and automorphic forms.

Porter, whose interests are nonlinear science, quantum chaos, social network analysis and mathematical biology (including biological networks) is noted for “contributions to nonlinear and complex systems, and to the emerging field of network science.”

Teran’s work with computational biomechanics, virtual surgery and computational solid and fluid mechanics garnered recognition for his “contributions to numerical methods for partial differential equations in classical physics with modern applications.”

To learn more about the 2018 class of fellows, click here.

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