# Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2007 for Excellence in Research.

**Kehe Zhu**, *Mathematics and Statistics*

Kehe Zhu, Ph.D., is a professor of Mathematics and Statistics. He conducts research on operator-related function theory in the field of calculus. His most important and influential work to date has been in the generalization of the classical one variable operator theory to the setting of several complex variables. This development is of fundamental importance to mathematics because it has impact on operator theory, and potential applications to other areas of mathematics, such as differential geometry. Internationally recognized for his work, Zhu has published 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, including 51 of which he is sole author. He has also written six books, which are highly regarded and used as texts for graduate courses in the U.S. and abroad. His nominator states: "Zhu's output is particularly impressive since the number of publications by a researcher in pure mathematics is typically smaller than for one in applied mathematics, statistics, or the physical sciences." Zhu has received National Science Foundation support for his work, no small feat for a pure mathematician, an area where the success rate of proposals is very low.

## Excellence in Research

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Kehe ZhuMathematics and Statistics |