UCLA Math Postdoc Receives Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research
David Uminsky was one of six recipients of the 2012 UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research. Of the approximately 1,093 UCLA postdoctoral scholars, 27 were nominated across disciplines in the basic and applied sciences, the professional schools, the social sciences and the humanities. Umnisky was recognized for his research in the mathematics of interacting particles in collaboration with UCLA applied mathematics Professor Andrea Bertozzi. This research area has applications in biology and the complex phenomena observed in locust swarms and bacterial colonies, as well as in engineering in many areas of cooperative control, including applications to robotic swarming. The award was established in 1998 to recognize the important contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to UCLA's research mission. Jérôme Darbon received the prize in 2009 for his research in image processing with Professor Stanley Osher.
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