Jordan Ellenberg has been awarded the John D. MacArthur Chair by the Chancellor and Provost offices. This is considered to be one of the most prestigious endowed Chairs on campus, with only a few of them given each year. It is a great honor, not only for Jordan, but also for our Department. We are all very proud of Jordan and fortunate to have him in Madison.
Timo Seppalainen has been awarded a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award.
The Vilas Mid-Career Investigator award is a campus-wide award that recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments. It is funded by the William F. Vilas Trust Estate.
David Sondak was the featured professor in the March 2015 Wisconsin Engineer magazine, produced by UW Engineering students. The article hails his ability to engage with students in his classes, stating "lecture is enough to become ensnared in his contagious passion for math and its relationship with the world." http://wisconsinengineer.com/magazine/1372/1378/