Department Highlights


Brenda Macias was selected to participate in the 2023 T35 Big Data Health Science Summer Research Training Program for Infectious Diseases at the University of South Carolina.

Robert Lemke Oliver just had a paper accepted to Inventiones.

Darien Farnham, Class of 2022, received the NSF Graduate Fellowship, a prestigious award. Darien is at the University of Virginia working under Thomas Koberda on his PhD.

Kate Wall (current graduate student) received NSF Graduate Fellowship. She will work with Professor Kilmer.

Nariel Monteiro (former PhD student) received an NSF MPS-Ascend Post-doctoral Fellowship and is currently conducting their post-doctoral work at UC Santa Cruz.


Professor Abiy Tasissa was honored on Mathematically Gifted & Black’s Black History Month 2023 Black Mathematician Honorees.


Professor Bruce Boghosian participated in a panel discussion at an international forum hosted by the Global Strategy Institute (GSI) at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) on July 6, 2022. It was broadcast on Korean public television.

At the American Mathematical Society’s Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting at UMass Amherst October 1-2, 2022, there will be a special session in Dynamical Systems in honor of Professor Boris Hasselblatt’s birthday.

In May 2022, Professor Todd Quinto had a birthday minisymposium at the Inverse Problems Modeling and Simulation international conference in Malta, and Professor Fulton Gonzalez gave a laudatio.

Malena Espanol, 2009 PhD graduate, was awarded the 2022 Karen EDGE Fellowship.  The Fellowship is designed to support and enhance the research programs and collaborations of mid-career mathematicians who are members of an underrepresented minority group. The 2022 Fellow was selected on the basis of her excellent research programs and her plans to use the funds for enhancing those programs through collaboration and travel.

Liz Newman, 2019 PhD graduate, won the “Best Poster” prize at the Householder Symposium in Italy June 2022. 

Lan “Mina” Yi, current graduate student, has been selected to serve as a GSAS Community Fellow. As a Community Fellow, Mina will work with the GSAS Dean’s Office and other leadership on campus to create diversity and inclusion initiatives that will meet the needs of current students and lay a foundation for a continuum of community building.

Rylee Lyman, recent PhD graduate,  was awarded an NSF Post-doctoral Fellowship.  She will continue working at Rutgers University–Newark (where she is a Post-Doctoral Associate) under Lee Mosher’s mentorship.

Mirjeta Pasha, a current Postdoctoral Scholar at Arizona State University working with Malena Espanol (Malena graduated from Tufts with her PhD in 2009, and studied under Professor Misha Kilmer), was awarded an NSF Fellowship to work with Professor Misha Kilmer at Tufts.


Professor Bruce Boghosian gave a TEDx talk on The Mathematics of Oligarchy.

Professor Bruce Boghosian gave a virtual talk, Recent Progress in Modeling Wealth Inequality and Upward Mobility on May 12, 2021 at Collège de France. 

Mathematics graduate student Casey Cavanaugh has been selected as one of the winners of the Student Paper Competition for the 2021 Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods.

Directed Reading Program Colloquium:  The Directed Reading Program is an initiative to pair undergraduate students with graduate student mentors to undertake independent study projects. Come listen to our students' talks on Friday, April 23 & Friday, April 30, 2021 from 3pm-4pm.

Professor Moon Duchin spoke on Friday, February 26th at 4:00 EST in the Association for Women We Speak: Inspiring Women in Math Speaker Series.

Professor Bruce Boghosian gave an interview in February 2021 on the science of wealth inequality on "Artful Science."

Professor Boris Hasselblatt is the new Secretary of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Professor Hasselblatt gave an interview, published February 1, 2021, in the Notices of the AMS.


Congratulations to our graduating mathematics majors from the Tufts University Department of Mathematics.
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The Math Department is happy and proud of our math majors who won academic awards or were elected to Phi Beta Kappa this year.


Senior Lecturer Mary Glaser was the 2019 recipient of the TCU Senate Education Committee's Teacher of the Year Award.

Lecturer Zachary Faubion and NWAP Michael Chou each receive Honorable Mention in the Teaching with Technology competition, Spring 2019.

Tufts undergraduate MCM team named "Finalists" for their entry on the ecology of dragons.

Cormack Conference in August 2019, to honor 40th anniversary of Cormack's Nobel prize for math foundations of X-Ray CT.

Misha Kilmer named SIAM Fellow, Spring 2019.

Todd Quinto: Invited Membership at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley (for fall 2019), MSRI.

Genevieve Walsh part of team earning an AIM SQuaRE (for 2019).

Alex Henning awarded Robert Bartnik Fellowship for 2019, Monash University.

Moon Duchin, Best Writing in Mathematics 2019, Princeton University Press, February 2019.

Senior Lecturer Mary Glaser was the 2019 recipient of the TCU Senate Education Committee's Teacher of the Year Award.

Mathematics graduate student Junyuan Lin featured on the GSAS website, "From Tufts to Teaching Code".

Mathematics graduate student Peter Ohm is one of the winners of the Student Paper Competition for the 2019 Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods.


Assoc. Professor Moon Duchin was named a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

Numberphile recently did a piece on Asst. Professor Robert Lemke-Oliver's research on prime number digits. Watch the video >

Mathematics graduate student Junyuan Lin won the Student Paper Competition for the 2018 Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods with her paper, "An Adaptive Unsmoothed Aggregation Multigrid Method Based on Path Coverings."


Tufts mathematics Ph.D. alum Aaron Brown breaks decades-old gridlock, the complex Zimmer's conjecture.

Professor Bruce Boghosian runs the numbers and shows that without redistribution of wealth, the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer. Learn about Professor Boghosian and his group's findings on the Mathematics of Inequality.

Tufts mathematics Ph.D. alum Aaron Brown breaks decades-old gridlock, the complex Zimmer's conjecture.

Professor Misha Kilmer sets a global agenda for the future of biomedical imaging in the SIAM July/August 2017 Newsletter.

Next semester Genevieve Walsh will hold the Jean-Morlet Chair at the Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques for an outstanding, innovative researcher from a non-French institution working closely with a Local project leader based at Aix-Marseille Université. The holders collaborate at an international level and develop strong synergies between laboratories, researchers, doctoral students, both across borders and within the local mathematical sciences community at large. Tufts remains the sole US institution from which an appointment to this chair was made and is one of only two institutions in the world from which two holders have been selected. Read more about the Jean-Morlet Chair.