Associate School of Math Professor Jen Hom has been selected to receive a 2018 College of Sciences Cullen-Peck Scholar Award in recognition of her innovative research. Additional information on the award and in the citation is included below. Jen is in good company with past recipients of this award, including Anton Leykin and Sung Ha Kang.
Cullen-Peck Scholar Awards: These awards recognize innovative research led by College of Sciences faculty who are at the associate professor or advanced assistant professor level. They are made possible through the generosity of alumni couple Frank Cullen (BS ’73 Math, MS ’76 ISyE, PhD ’84 ISyE) and Libby Peck (BS ’75 Math, MS ’76 ISyE), who wish to recognize and support faculty development within the College of Sciences.
Associate Professor Jennifer Hom (School of Mathematics): Jen has made fundamental contributions to the study of knots and the development of powerful new tools in topology, in particular innovative contributions to Heegaard-Floer theory. She is a highly creative mathematician who has solved long standing problems and introduced influential new ideas to the community, clearly contributing to Georgia Tech’s role as a US center for geometry and topology.
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