Mathematician Ludovic Tangpi has been awarded the third annual AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship. The year-long fellowship was established to further excellence in mathematics research and to help generate wider and sustained participation by Black mathematicians.
Tangpi, an assistant professor in Princeton University's Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, earned his first degree in mathematics from the University of Yaounde 1, received his M.S. from Stellenbosch University in South Africa (in collaboration with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), did his Ph.D. work jointly at Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Konstanz, and was a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at the University of Vienna.
Tangpi’s research interests span applied probability, stochastic control, and their applications in quantitative finance (including risk management, super hedging and large population games).
His previous awards include a 2021 National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the most prestigious award from the NSF for "early-career faculty who have potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization,” and the 2021 E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement SEAS Junior Faculty award, which was established to recognize the most talented junior faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also a fellow of the Pan-African Research Council.
The AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship carries an award of $50,000 and is typically conferred on one individual per year. Awardees may use the fellowship in any way that most effectively enables their research — for instance, for release time, participation in research programs, travel support, childcare, etc. The fellowship is named for William Schieffelin Claytor and Gloria Ford Gilmer, the first African American man and woman to publish research articles in peer-reviewed mathematics journals. Read more about Claytor and Ford Gilmer.