Prizes and Awards by Group Members

Paul R. Halmos  Lester R. Ford Award for Outstanding Expository Paper in the
American Mathematical Monthly (2021),
"The Surprising Accuracy of Benford's Law in Mathematics,"
(Zhaodong Cai, Matthew Faust, A.J. Hildebrand, Junxian Li, Yuan Zhang)

Pi Mu Epsilon Speaker Award,
Pi Mu Epsilon Session at MAA MathFest, August 47, 2021,
"Subsums of Random Numbers"
(Yifan Zhang)

Oustanding Poster Award, Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 78, 2021
(Virtual),
"Nontransitive Relations in Independent Random Variables" (Pavle Vuksanovic)

Oustanding Poster Award, Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 78, 2021
(Virtual),
"Counting Optimal Strategies in the PenneyAnte Game" (Reed Phillips)

Pi Mu Epsilon Speaker Award,
Pi Mu Epsilon Session at MAA MathFest, Cincinnati, OH, August 1, 2019,
"Almost Beatty Partitions and Optimal Scheduling Problems"
(Xiaomin Li)

Honorable Mention Student Poster.
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Denver, CO, January 17, 2020.
"Statistical Analysis of Weather Forecasts: Accuracy of Internet Weather
Forecasts vs. Statistical and Machine Learning Models"
(Hao Wang, Ronglin Wan, Guangya Wan)

Outstanding Poster Award at the
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Jan. 6, 2017, Atlanta, GA, .
"Statistical Analysis of Weather Forecasts:
Accuracy of Internet Weather Forecasts vs. Statistical Models"
(Sijia Huo, Yunxin Zhang, Yantong Zheng, Yayu Zhou)

Outstanding Presentation Award at the MAA MathFest, August 58, 2015,
Washington, DC.
"The Broken Stick Problem in Higher Dimensions: From a
Classic Puzzle to Modern Distance Geometry"
(Alex Page, Yuliya Semibratova)

Finalist for Best Presentation Award,
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 1112, 2014.
"The Strange Case of the Moebius Power Series: Reconciling Theory and
Numerical Evidence." (Yiwang Chen, Daniel Hirsbrunner, Tong Zhang).

Akuna Capital LLC Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation,
2014 UI Undergraduate Research Symposium.
"Can one Fake Randomness?" (Chad Franzen, Rishabh Marya, Robert Weber)

Best Poster Honorable Mention, 2013 UI Undergraduate Research Symposium:
"Intersecting Cylinders: From Archimedes and Zu Chongzhi to Steinmetz
and Beyond." (L. Kong, LJ Lkhamsuren, A. Turner, A. Uppal).

Best Poster Honorable Mention, 2013 UI Undergraduate Research Symposium:
"Do numbers play dice? Visualizing order and chaos in number theory
through random walks."
(Y. Chen, W. Hua, N. Monaikul, M. Tip Phaovibul, T. Zhang).

Winner of Best Presentation Competition,
RoseHulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN,
April 1920, 2013.
"Random Points, Broken Sticks, and Triangles."
(LJ Lkhamsuren) (20 minute talk.)
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