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Three students nominated for the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Congratulations to the three students nominated for the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research: Kevin Hyun, a Computer Science major; Christopher Lang, a double-major student in Mathematical Physics and Pure Mathematics; and James Yu, a Computer Science major. All three candidates received glowing letters about their research.

The committee selected Hyun as the winner of the award. He worked with Professor Éric Schost, as both a part-time and full-time undergraduate research assistant. For one of those terms, Hyun worked at the University of Limoges in France. According to Schost, “Kevin is passionate about research, has broad interests, and is a pleasure to work with. He has already attended several international meetings, gave presentations at the main conference in our field, and has started to develop international collaborations.”

Lang’s research focused on a novel analysis of cutting-edge numerical simulations to investigate a long-standing hypothesis of atmospheric and oceanic fluid turbulence with Associate Professor Michael Waite, while Yu worked on integer linear programming under the guidance of C&O Research Assistant Professor Laurent Poirrier.

The Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research recognizes the research excellence of an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics. The award will be recognized at convocation.

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