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BYU math professor receives NSF Career Development Award

Jeffrey Humpherys, an assistant professor of mathematics at Brigham Young University, has been chosen to receive the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award.

The award is the “most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations,” according to the NSF Web site. The award "recognizes those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.”

Along with the award, Humpherys will receive $400,000 in research funding, which will allow him to continue his research in nonlinear partial differential equations and stochastic dynamical systems and to fund graduate students in BYU's Interdisciplinary Mentoring Program in Analysis, Computation and Theory.

“He has made significant contributions to stability of nonlinear waves, publishing in top journals and with very good collaborators,” the NSF panel said. “He and his department have a proven track record in training undergraduates in this manner. The mentoring team and the problems they have assembled will give students exposure to a wide variety of problems and the ability to gain deeper experience. The plan for assessment and follow-up was among the strongest seen."

Humpherys has taught at Ohio State University and at Indiana University, where he received the Rothrock Teaching Award.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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