Ryan Hynd Receives 2022-2023 Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship

Ryan Hynd

Ryan Hynd, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has been awarded the American Mathematical Society’s Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship was established to promote excellence in mathematics research and help generate wider participation by Black mathematicians. Recipients are recognized for their achievements as well as for their potential for further contributions to mathematics.

Hynd researches partial differential equations (PDEs) arising in mathematical models for fluid mechanics, control theory, and finance, as well as eigenvalue problems. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He joined Penn’s faculty in 2012. In 2016-2017 he was a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

During his fellowship year, Hynd will visit the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Sweden to collaborate and consult with mathematicians. He will investigate the Blaschke-Lebesgue problem, seeking to characterize minimum-volume bodies of constant width.  

Hynd is a member of the Conference for African American Researchers in Mathematical Sciences (CARRMS). He serves on the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journal La Matematica, the education advisory board of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), and the American Institute of Mathematics Scientific Research Board. He was a research leader for the 2020 African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT). At Penn, Hynd helped create and coordinate the Bridge to Ph.D. mentorship program for STEM fields.


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