Current news from the Department

LSE100 Prize Alexander Garland 200x200

October 2019: LSE100 Prize

We are so proud to hear that Alexander Garland, one of our third year undergraduate students, received an LSE100 award for his excellent work and commitment to interdisciplinary learning in LSE100 in 2018/19. Congratulations Alexander!

PhDGraduation2019 200x200GradFM19 200x200

July 2019: Graduation - Class of 2019

Congratulations to everyone who graduated this academic year, from undergraduate to masters to PhD!

We are so proud of all you have achieved and look forward to seeing what you go on to achieve in the future!

Prizes 200x200

July 2019: Prize Winners

John Ying Wah Gibson Citizenship and Voluntary Prizes 

Congratulations to our joint winners of the Citizenship Prize, Tanvi Aggarwal and Cunhao Liu (both pictured) for all their hard work and dedication to society and the LSE community! 

The winner of the Voluntary Work Award goes to Lennart Niermann - congratulations Lennart! Details fo the Prize and Award can be read here.

Cyril Offord Prize

Congratulations to Cunhao Liu (pictured), a BSc Mathematics and Economics student, who has been awarded the Cyril Offord Prize for Outstanding Performance in Mathematics. Details of the Prize can be read here.

Farr Prize

The Farr Prize is awarded to the best performer in final year examinations for a BSc student in the Department of Mathematics or Statistics. This year, we congratulate Jianbo Sun on their outstanding performance in their exam. More information on the Prize can be found here.

Wynne-Roberts Prizes

The Wynne-Roberts Prizes are awarded to both first and second year students who have achieved best performance in their mathematics courses. The winner from our first year cohort is Natasha Qian Hui Tai – congratulations Natasha!

The winner this year for best performance in second year mathematics courses goes to Yumeng CaiMore information on the Prize can be found here.

Joseph Abraham Prize

The Joseph Abraham Prize, named after an MSc Financial Mathematics student who sadly died in 2015, is given to those on the same programme who have shown outstanding achievement in their studies on the MSc Financial Mathematics degree. This year our winner is Jun Cheng – congratulations Jun! More information on the Prize can be found here.

Paul Duetting award 200x200

June 2019: ACM SIGecom Best Full Paper Award

We are proud to announce that Paul Duetting, along with co-authors Jose Correa, Felix Fischer and Kevin Schewior, were awarded the ACM SIGecom Best Full Paper Award 2019! This was presented to them at EC’19, the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation for their paper 'Prophet Inequalities for I.I.D. Random Variables from an Unknown Distribution'. Congratulations to everyone involved! 

Edin Award 200x200

June 2019: Best Student Paper Prize

Congratulations to Edin Husić, who received the Best Student Paper Award at WG 2019 Conference for the paper 'A polynomial-time algorithm for the independent set problem in {P_10,C_4,C_6}-free graphs'. This work was in collaboration with Martin Milanič.


June 2019: Vacancies for Class Teaching

We’re hiring! This year we have vacancies to join the class teaching teams for our large undergraduate mathematics courses. Please see the  full news item.

CC2019 Prizes

May 2019: PhD Poster Presentation Prize Winners

Congratulations to the PhD Poster Presentation prizewinners at the Colloquia in Combinatorics 2019!

1st Prize: Jan Corsten (LSE) 'Tiling edge-coloured graphs with few monochromatic tiles'

2nd Prize: Alberto Espuny Diaz (Birmingham) 'Resilient degree sequences with respect to hamiltonicity in random graphs'

Highly Commended: Akshat Mudgal (Bristol) 'Sums of linear transformations in higher dimensions'

Class Teachers 200x200

May 2019: LSE Class Teacher Awards

We are proud to announce that the winners of the LSE Class Teacher Awards this year from the Department are Siri Kouletsis, Asuka Kumon, Laurence O'Toole and Niccolo' Salvatori! Stan Kucera and Amedeo Sgueglia were also highly commended. Congratulations to all our fabulous class teachers!

lse su logo

May 2019: Student-Led Teaching Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Jan van den Heuvel for being Highly Commended in the Inspirational Teaching category, and to James Ward for being Highly Commended in the Sharing Subject Knowledge category! Find out more about the awards here.

Winners2019 200x200

May 2019: Departmental New Teacher Prizes

Congratulations to David Kohan-Marzagao, Stan Kucera, Asuka Kumon, Danny Scarponi and Amedeo Sgueglia who were awarded the Departmental New Teacher Prize for 2019! These are awarded to recognise the achievements of those new to teaching in our Department.

Robin Wilson Stanton Medal March2019 200x200

March 2019: Stanton Medal

We would like to congratulate Professor Robin Wilson who was awarded the Stanton Medal by the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications. Despite knowing he had been awarded for over a year, Robin only received the medal last week during the 50th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing (4-8 March). Congratulations Robin - it was worth the wait!


February 2019: Adams Prize 2018-19

We are delighted to announce that Dr Luitgard Veraart is the co-winner of the Adams Prize 2018-19 from the University of Cambridge! The prize is one of Cambridge's oldest and most prestigious prizes, named after mathematician John Couch Adams. Congratulations Luitgard! 


December 2018: Graduation - Class of 2018

As a Department, we want to congratulate all our students from our MSc Applicable Mathematics and MSc Operations Research & Analytics programmes who graduated yesterday afternoon! We are immensely proud of all of your achievements whilst you studied with us here at the LSE, and we wish you all the best in your futures!


December 2018: Academic Prize Winners

Ailsa Land Prize

This is the first year we are awarding the Ailsa Land prize for the best overall performance by a student on the MSc Operations Research & Analytics. Our first winner is Ruilan Wang. Congratulations! For more information on the prize and on Ailsa Land, please see here.

Haya Freedman Prize

Congratulations to our joint winners Canishk Naik and Anna Gautier for winning the Haya Freedman Prize. The prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation produced by a student on the MSc in Applicable Mathematics. More information on the prize can be found here.

Savvy Investor

December 2018: Savvy Investor Award

Congratulations to Johannes Ruf (et al) for being awarded runner-up for "Best Factor Investing Paper 2018" by Savvy Investor! To read the paper, see here.

You can find out more about the awards here.


November 2018: New Book!

Albina Danilova and Umut Çetin have published ‘Dynamic Markov Bridges and Market Microstructure: Theory and Applications’ with Springer. Congratulations!

You can find out more here.

Teaching Excellence

October 2018: Excellence in Education Awards

Congratulations to Peter AllenTugkan Batu, Christoph Czichowsky, Ioannis Kouletsis and Paul Duetting, who were recognised last night at the Excellence in Education Awards! Also a congratulations to Johannes Ruf and Konrad Swanepoel for their Teaching Promotion Awards. We are all very proud of you and for your contributions to the Department of Mathematics.


News items from previous years are in the news archive.


LSE Mathematics LSEMaths

Only two weeks to go until our public lecture with Paul Embrechts from @ETH_en! Find out more about the talk here:……

8 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Mathematics LSEMaths

RT @StatsDeptLSE: Be part of the historic UK General Election vote – use our dedicated LSE student voter service to register quickly and ea…


Reply Retweet Favorite