On Friday, April 17, 2015, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics hosted an Award Recognition and Alumni Reception in Whitehead 304.

Laurent Younes announced the winners of this year’s departmental awards that will be given during WSE’s Convocation Ceremony on Monday, May 4.

Information about the awards and the winners are listed below.


Applied Mathematics and Statistics Achievement Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an undergraduate across a broad spectrum of departmental activities, including academic performance, research, pedagogy, and leadership.

  • Kasidet (Tony) Hiranniramol
  • Venetia Karamitsou
  • Sherwin Lott
  • Marni Wasserman

Naddor Prize

The Naddor Prize is awarded to a non-senior undergraduate major for significant achievement in departmentally related academic and extracurricular activities. It is named in honor of the late Professor Eliezer Naddor, the first recipient of a PH.D. in operations research in the United States and a longtime faculty member in the department.

  • Jie (Jocelyn) Bao
  • Kenneth Co
  • Yiguang Zhang
  • Mark Zimmermann

Professor Joel Dean Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Professor Joel Dean Award for Excellence in Teaching is given annually to one or more teaching assistants or faculty members who demonstrate an intense devotion to teaching and a talent for making mathematics more understandable. The award, based on a review of recommendations from students and faculty, was established by Whiting and Krieger School parent Joel Dean Jr. in honor of his father. The award is funded by the Joel Dean Foundation.

  • Joshua Cape
  • Dr. Beryl Castello
  • Helyette Geman
  • Bo Liu
  • Zachary Lubberts
  • Joseph Paat
  • Shangsi Wang

Mathematical Modeling Prize

Each year, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics recognizes high levels of performance by undergraduates, or research teams engaged in mathematical modeling, either in applying mathematics to a real world problem or by participating in the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) international mathematical modeling competition.

  • Daniel Adler
  • Ilana Bookner
  • Kasidet (Tony) Hiranniramol
  • Marni Wasserman
  • Lingyi Zhang
  • Mark Zimmermann