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Izzet Coskun named UIC Researcher of the Year

The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) announced
that MSCS Professor Izzet Coskun is a recipient
of a 2013 UIC Researcher of the Year Rising Star award. These honors recognize the efforts and commitment of researchers who have demonstrated outstanding research achievements to advance the knowledge in their field of expertise.

The Distinguished Researcher award is given to 5 UIC researchers who have demonstrated outstanding research achievements in their field of expertise. The Rising Star award is given to 5 UIC early career researchers who have demonstrated outstanding promise to become future leaders in their area of expertise.

The award citation : Dr. Coskun is considered one of the best young algebraic geometers in the country today as demonstrated by prestigious grant awards like the NSF CAREER Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowship. Coskun has been cited by leading scholars for significant and original solutions to difficult classical problems and for introducing important new techniques into some of the very established areas in the field, including branches of moduli theory, combinatorics and representation theory, and Gromov-Witten theory, which lies at the interface of algebraic geometry and theoretical physics. Scholars at Rice are already working on new research problems building on his breakthrough collaboration "The minimal model program for the Hilbert scheme of points on the plane and Bridgeland Stability".

Izzet is profiled in UIC News.

Congratulations Izzet!