Honors and Awards

Bhansali Prize in Computer Science

The Bhansali Prize was established in 2001 by Vineer Bhansali (B.S. ’87, M.S. ’87) in memory of his grandfather, Mag Raj Bhansali. The prize and honorarium are awarded to an undergraduate student for outstanding research in computer science in the current academic year. Awardees are selected by a committee of computer science faculty.

Year Winner Advisor
2017 Joon Sik Kim Adam Wierman
2016 Nicholas Schiefer Erik Winfree
2015 Bryan He Yisong Yue
2015 William Hoza Leonard Schulman
2015 Nicholas Schiefer with honorable mention Erik Winfree
2014 Iris Zhengzheng Liu Mathieu Desbrun
2013 EunJee Lee  
2012 No prize awarded  
2011 Karthik Sarma  
2010 Isaac Jushiang Chao Peter Schröder
2009 Robert Barish  
2008 Fedor Manin  
2007 Siddharth Patel  
2006 Matthew Fisher  
2005 Shaun Lee  
2004 Elliott Karpilovsky  
2003 Jeffrey Bolz  
2002 Miroslav Dudik  

W. P. Carey & Co. Prize in Applied Mathematics

The Carey & Co. Prize was established by William P. Carey and from W. P. Carey & Co., Inc. The prize and honorarium are awarded to outstanding doctoral dissertations in applied mathematics in the current academic year. Awardees are selected by a committee of applied mathematics faculty.

Year Winner Advisor
2017 Albert Chern Peter Schröder
2017 Pengchuan Zhang Tom Hou
2016 Eldar Akhmetgaliyev Oscar Bruno
2015 Max A. Cubillos-Moraga Oscar Bruno
2014 Faisal Amlani Oscar Bruno
2014 Peyman Tavallali Thomas Hou
2013 Mulin Chang Thomas Hou
2013 Michael McCoy Joel Tropp
2012 Xin Hu Thomas Hou
2012 Stephane Lintner Oscar Bruno
2011 Stephen Becker Emmanuel Candes
2011 Yaniv Plan Emmanuel Candes
2011 Molei Tao Houman Owhadi / Jerrold Marsden
2010 Chia-Chieh (Jay) Chu Thomas Hou
2009 Ari Joshua Stern Jerrold Marsden / Mathieu Desbrun
2008 Hannes Helgason Emmanuel Candes
2008 David Hoch Oscar Bruno
2007 Lei Zhang Houman Owhadi
2006 Laurent Demanet Emmanuel Candes
2006 David Goulet Donald Cohen
2006 Wuan Luo Thomas Hou
2005 Xinwei Yu Thomas Hou
2004 Jay Bartroff Gary Lorden
2003 E. McKay Hyde Oscar Bruno
2003 Razvan Fetecau Jerrold Marsden
2002 Bogdan Craciun Kaushik Bhattacharya
2001 Mayya Tokman Dan Meiron
2001 Gang Hu Thomas Hou
2000 Philip Love Herbert Keller
1999 Yalchin Efendiev Thomas Hou
1999 James P. Gleeson Philip Saffman
1998 No prize awarded -
1997 Alexander Kiselev Barry Simon
1996 No prize awarded -
1995 Slawomir J. Solecki Alexander Kechris
1994 Alexander Lesin Dinakar Ramakrishnan
1992 Ramin Naimi David Gabai
1988 Robert Cox Donald Cohen
1988 Michael J. Ward Donald Cohen
1987 Juan Zufiria Philip Saffman
1985 Michael E. Henderson Herbert Keller
1985 Wiliam Henshaw Heinz-Otto Kreiss
1983 Luis Guillermo M. Reyna Heinz-Otto Kreiss
1982 John Wilson Barker Heinz-Otto Kreiss
1981 William L. Kath Donald Cohen

Frederick J. Zeigler Memorial Award

The Fredrick J. Zeigler Memorial Award was established in 1989 to honor Fredrick J. Zeigler, a member of the class of 1976 and an applied mathematics major. The award recognizes excellence in scholarship as demonstrated in class activities or in the preparation of an original paper or essay in any subject area within mathematics or applied mathematics.

Year Winner Advisor
2016 Celia Zhang  
2014 William Hoza Leonard Schulman

Henry Ford II Scholar Award

The Henry Ford II Scholar Award is funded under an endowment provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund. The award is made annually to the engineering student with the best academic record at the end of the third year of undergraduate study.

Year Winner Advisor
2016 Nand Kishore Adam Wierman
2016 Kushal Agarwal Mathieu Desbrun
2015 Taokun Zheng Alan Barr & Adam Wierman
2014 Dae Hyun Kim Adam Wierman
2013 Kevin Chen Alain Martin
2012 Judy Mou Peter Schröder
2012 Michael Hirshleifer  
2011 Ye Lu  

Microsoft Graduate Teaching in CMS Award

The Graduate Teaching in CMS Award was established in 2016 with a gift from Microsoft. The prize and honorarium are awarded to a graduate student for outstanding teaching and course development in computing and mathematical sciences. Awardees are selected by a committee of CMS faculty members.

Year Winner Advisor
2017 Albert Chern Peter Schröder

Microsoft Undergraduate Teaching in CMS Award

The Undergraduate Teaching in CMS Award was established in 2016 with a gift from Microsoft. The prize and honorarium are awarded to an undergraduate student for outstanding teaching and course development in computing and mathematical sciences. Awardees are selected by a committee of CMS faculty members.

Year Winner Advisor
2017 Chinmay Nirkhe Nets Katz
Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences