Three Faculty Members Earn Tenure and Promotions

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The School of Mathematics would like to congratulate Michael Damron, Josephine Yu and Sung Ha Kang on their recent promotions. 

Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure 


Michael Damron 

Michael Damron, widely known for his astounding research in Probability, was the 2016 recipient of the LexisNexis Dean's Excellence Award in the College of Sciences. Damron, who received his PhD in Mathematics from New York University in 2009, has been teaching at Georgia Tech for about 2 years. He is in the Postdoc committee and Graduate committee in the School of Mathematics. Damron will be presenting next week at the Cornell Probability Seminar and in May at the Southeastern Probability Conference held at Duke University. 

Recently, Damron was awarded the NSF CAREER grant, a $400,000 grant, to carry on research in "Distances in Random Media". His research includes Dynamical Systems, Probability Theory in Applications of Physics, and Statistics and he has nearly 30 journal publications on past studies. He was also an instructor at Princeton University and taught at Indiana University prior to coming to Tech.   

Josephine Yu 

Josephine Yu has been teaching at Georgia Tech since 2010, specifically on courses on Abstract Algebra and Mathematical Proof. Josephine has helped organize and speak at a multitude of conferences and workshops, such as SIAM conference on Discrete Mathematics and the Mechanism Design Conference held at Vanderbilt University. Josephine has several upcoming events, including an AIM workshop next week on Foundations of Tropical Schemes and MEGA 2017, an international conference on effective methods in algebraic geometry. 

Yu, who has research focuses on Algebra and Discrete mathematics. She was awarded with her second NSF-DMA grant last year to undertake research in Tropical Combinatorics and Applications. Previously, the National Science Foundation has awarded Josephine with two research fellowship and three other grants to pursue research and conferences.

Promotion from Associate Professor to (Full) Professor 


Sung Ha Kang 

Sung Ha Kang began working at Georgia Tech in 2008 and has been teaching up to three courses each semester since 2009. Kang, who has over 30 publications, is currently the CSE PhD and master's program coordinator in the School of Mathematics.  

Kang has been a co-organizer of several Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics  Conferences on Imaging Science. Known for her findings, Kang is invited to present her research at multiple universities, conferences, and seminars a number of times a year in the US, South Korea, and China. 

Kang received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California in2002. She was awarded in over $250k in research grants to expand her focuses on Image Processing. Her research includes PDE based Image Restoration, Image Deblurring and Decomposition, and many more imaging problems. 


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