Pothen named 2024 AMS Fellow
Professor Alex Pothen
Congratulations to Professor Alex Pothen on being named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2024.
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) stands as the beacon of rigorous mathematical research and innovation, where mathematical knowledge is advanced and harnessed to solve real-world problems and shape our understanding of the universe.
Alex Pothen, professor of computer science, is one of 40 mathematical scientists from around the world named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2024. Pothen’s research interests include combinatorial scientific computing, graph algorithms, and high-performance computing. "I am thankful to be elected as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. This is a recognition of the growing impact of applied and computational mathematics in the modern world,” said Pothen.
He added, “I am deeply grateful to my students and collaborators over the years, and for the support I have received from Purdue that has led to this profound honor."
Honoring Outstanding Contributions in Mathematics
The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
In their press release, the AMS said that the Society is pleased to honor excellence by presenting the 2024 Class of Fellows, who are being recognized by their peers for their contributions to the profession.
View the names and institutions of the full 2024 Class of Fellows.
“It is my pleasure to congratulate and welcome the new class of AMS Fellows, honored for their outstanding contributions to the mathematical sciences and our profession,” said AMS President Bryna Kra, who is the Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University.
She added, “This year's class was selected from a large and excellent pool of candidates, highlighting the many ways in which our profession is advanced, and I look forward to working with them in service to our community.”
About the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University
Founded in 1962, the Department of Computer Science was created to be an innovative base of knowledge in the emerging field of computing as the first degree-awarding program in the United States. The department continues to advance the computer science industry through research. US News & Reports ranks Purdue CS #20 and #18 overall in graduate and undergraduate programs respectively, 6th in cybersecurity, 8th in software engineering, 13th in programming languages and systems, 15th in data analytics, and 18th in theory. Graduates of the program are able to solve complex and challenging problems in many fields. Our consistent success in an ever-changing landscape is reflected in the record undergraduate enrollment, increased faculty hiring, innovative research projects, and the creation of new academic programs. The increasing centrality of computer science in academic disciplines and society, and new research activities - centered around data science, artificial intelligence, programming languages, theoretical computer science, machine learning, and cybersecurity - are the future focus of the department. cs.purdue.edu
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