PRIMES: Honors and Awards

This page lists PRIMES students who received various honors and awards for their research projects. See also Award-winning RSI Projects Supervised by PRIMES staff.

 

Cumulative report for the first three years of the program, 2011-2013

 

 

2013 projects

 

The Third Annual PRIMES Conference

 

 

In the 2013 cycle, 52 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students are working on 33 faculty-formulated research projects and studying in 7 reading groups in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. So far they have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Leigh Marie Braswell

paper published in the College Mathematics Journal 45:2 (2014)
Mentor: Tanya Khovanova

 

Jeffrey Cai

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2013 Siemens regional finalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Daniel Thompson

 

Vahid Fazel-Rezai

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Tanya Khovanova

 

Kavish Gandhi

2013 Siemens 2nd Prize
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Laszlo Lovasz

 

Ying Gao

2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Sergei Bernstein

 

Noah Golowich

2013 Siemens 2nd Prize
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Laszlo Lovasz

 

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Nihal Gowravaram

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Wuttisak Trongsiriwat

 

Steven Homberg

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Luke Ward

 

Ravi Jagadeesan

2013 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Akhil Mathew

 

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Nicolaas Kaashoek

2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Christos Tzamos and Matt Weinberg

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William Kuszmaul

2014 Intel STS 3rd Prize
2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Darij Grinberg

John Long

2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Angela Yen

 

Jin-Woo Oh

Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor: Rik Sengupta

Rohil Prasad

2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentors: Tanya Khovanova and Jesse Geneson

Ritesh Ragavender

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Yau High School Math Competition Bronze award
Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor: Alex Ellis

 

Raj Raina

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2013 Siemens semifinalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Andrey Grinshpun

 

Uma Roy

2013 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Yael Fregier

 

Ajay Saini

2014 Intel STS finalist
Mentor: Natasha Markuzon

 

Gabby Studt

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Daniel Thompson

 

Junho Won

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor: Chiheon Kim

 

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William Wu

2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Christos Tzamos and Matt Weinberg

Isaac Xia

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Yael Fregier

 

 

2012 projects

 

The Second Annual PRIMES Conference

 

 

In the 2012 cycle, 30 local and one out-of-state PRIMES students worked on 24 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology under the mentorship of MIT graduate students. They received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Dhroova Aiylam

2013 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Tanya Khovanova

 

Surya Bhupatiraju

2013 Intel STS finalist
Mentor: Alex Arkhipov

 

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Christina Chen

2013 Intel STS semifinalist
2012 Siemens regional finalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor: Nan Li

 

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Boryana Doyle

presenter at the conference Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in September-October 2012
Mentors: Geoff Fudenberg and Maksim Imakaev

 

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Nihal Gowravaram

2012 Siemens regional finalist
2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Joel Lewis

 

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Ravi Jagadeesan

2012 Siemens regional finalist
Mentor: Joel Lewis

 

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Saarik Kalia

2012 Siemens semifinalist
2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor
: Tue Ly

 

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Aaron Klein

2013 Intel STS semifinalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor: Yan Zhang

 

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William Kuszmaul

2012 Siemens regional finalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
2013 Davidson Fellow
paper published in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 20:4 (2013)
Mentors: Darij Grinberg and Sergei Bernstein

Ashwin Murali

presenter at the conference Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in September-October 2012
Mentors: Geoff Fudenberg and Maksim Imakaev

 

Rohil Prasad

2012 Siemens 5th Prize
Mentor: Jesse Geneson

Jonathan Tidor

2012 Siemens 5th Prize
Mentor: Jesse Geneson

Sahana Vasudevan

2013 Intel STS 10th Prize (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentors: Pavel Etingof and Vinoth Nandakumar

Andrew Xia

2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentors
: Gil Alterovitz and Jeremy Warner

 

Michael Zanger-Tischler

2012 Siemens semifinalist
2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor
: Tue Ly

 

Peijin Zhang

2012 Siemens regional finalist
Mentors
: Gil Alterovitz and Jeremy Warner

 

Ziling Zhou

2012 Siemens regional finalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentors
: Darij Grinberg and Sergei Bernstein

 

 

2011 projects

 

The First Annual PRIMES Conference

 

 

In the 2011 cycle, 21 local PRIMES students worked on 16 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics and physical and computational biology under the mentorship of MIT graduate students. They received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Surya Bhupatiraju

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebra (December 2012)
Mentor: David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

 

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Christina Chen

3rd Place at the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair
Outstanding Presentation award at 2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
paper published in Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 366 (2014)
Mentor: Tanya Khovanova

 

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Yongyi Chen

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

 

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Sheela Devadas

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Steven Sam

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Fengning (David) Ding

2012 Davidson Fellow Laureate
4th Prize at 2012 Intel STS
2011 Siemens semifinalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in Representation Theory 17 (2013)
Mentor: Sasha Tsymbaliuk

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Caroline Ellison

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Giorgia Fortuna

 

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Xiaoyu He

2012 Davidson Fellow
2012 Intel STS finalist
2011 Siemens semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor: Tanya Khovanova

 

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Saarik Kalia

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor
: Tanya Khovanova

 

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Aaron Klein

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics (March 2014)
Mentor
: Alejandro Morales

 

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William Kuszmaul

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebra (December 2012)
Mentor: David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

 

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Jason Li

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebra (December 2012)
Mentor: David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

 

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Carl Lian

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Steven Sam

 

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Ziv Scully

2012 Intel STS semifinalist
2011 Siemens semifinalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Yan Zhang

 

 

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Michael Zhang

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

 

 

 

 

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