SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians, $35 000, September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2017.
Faculty Research Award Program A, SUNY Albany, $ 10 000, May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2014.
Invited Visitor, McGill University, May 14, 2011 - May 28, 2011.
Invited Visitor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan,
June 16, 2010 - June 30, 2010.
Invited Visiting Fellow, Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, July 5, 2009 - July 18, 2009.
Invited Associate Professor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan, April 1, 2009 - July 31, 2009.
Visitor, Institut des Hautes
July 20, 2007 - August 10, 2007, January 10, 2009 - February 28, 2009.
Member, MSRI, Berkeley, CA, October 13, 2008 - October 17, 2008.
NSF Grant DMS-0801158, $149 417, June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2011.
College Research Award, East Carolina University,
Spring 2008. A Sabbatical Semester Award.
Invited Visitor, Departement de Mathematiques, Université de
January 2007 -
Invited Visitor, Departement de Mathematiques, Université de Bordeaux 1, France,
- April 27, 2007.
Invited Visitor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo,
January 22, 2007 - February 9, 2007.
Invited Visitor, Laboratoire de Mathematiques, Université de
Paris - Sud, France, May 16, 2005 - June 15, 2005.
Travel Grant, International Conference on Differential Equations and
Mathematical Physics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, March 2005.
Research Assistantship, University of California, Berkeley, (UCB),
2001 - 02, Summer 2002, Spring - Summer 2003, Spring 2004.
ΦBK Fellowship, 2002 - 2003. Awarded to six doctoral students
Travel Grant, Department of Mathematics, UCB, Spring 2001.
Julia B. Robinson Fellowship, Department of Mathematics, UCB, Spring
awarded to ten students.
First-year Ph.D. Departmental Fellowship, Department of Statistics,
1997 - 1998, awarded to one student per year.
DeLany Medal in Mathematics, Furman University. May 1997.
Economics Research Fellowship, Furman University, Summer 1996.
ΦBK Honor Society. May 1996.
Computational Science Course Prize, Furman University, Spring 1995.
For solving a
problem in the course.
Furman Advantage Mathematics Reaserach Fellowship, Furman University,
ΠME Mathematics Honorary Society. April 1994.
ΦHΣ Freshman Honor Society. April 1994.
Wylie Mathematics Scholarship, Furman University, 1993 - 1997.
Goodwill Full Tuition, Room, and Board Scholarship, Furman
University, 1993 - 1997.
Kolarov Scholarship, High School for Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
1992-1993. Awarded to the two best mathematics students in the graduating
Scholarship from St. St. Cyril and Methodius Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
and University of South Carolina, Columbia,
USA, 6/16/1991-7/15/1991. Awarded to 8 students selected from more than
650 students from
Bulgaria with a GPA of at least 5.5/6 after a 4-round competition in
written and oral English,
math, physics, chemistry, biology, and an interview. The scholarship
covered full expensess
for a month visit to USC, Columbia, Washington, DC, and New York.
Ranked 3rd at the Spring National Mathematics Competition for High
Bulgaria, April 1989.