Professor Vladimir Pozdnyakov Receives 2020 Chauvenet Prize of the MAA

Vladimir Pozdnyakov, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Director of Applied Financial Mathematics Program, is a co-recipient of the 2020 Chauvenet Prize of the Mathematical Association of America.

From the MAA website:

The Chauvenet Prize, consisting of a prize of $1,000 and a certificate, is awarded at the Annual January Meeting of the Association to the author of an outstanding expository article on a mathematical topic. First awarded in 1925, the Prize is named for William Chauvenet, a professor of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy. It was established through a gift in 1925 from J.L. Coolidge, then MAA President. Winners of the Chauvenet Prize are among the most distinguished of mathematical expositors.

Professor Pozdnyakov shares the prize with J. Michael Steele, for their joint article, “Buses, Bullies, and Bijections” in Mathematics Magazine.

For more information about the Chauvenet Prize, including a list of prior recipients, visit the MAA website.

UConn named 2019 Casualty Actuarial Society University Award recipient

Our department has once again been named a Casualty Actuarial Society University Award recipient! From the award notification:

“Your  program is receiving this recognition for the exemplary and innovative ways in which it prepares students for a career in the property and casualty insurance industry.”

Click here to read the full notification letter. Congratulations to our Actuarial Science faculty and students for their hard work and dedication. To read the full notification letter, see