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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., November 8, 2018—Steven J. Miller, professor of mathematics at Williams College, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for his contributions to number theory and service to the mathematical community, particularly in support of mentoring undergraduate research. Miller is one of 65 mathematical scientists from around the world to have been named Fellows of the AMS for 2019, the program’s seventh year.
“This year’s class of AMS Fellows has been selected from a large and deep pool of superb candidates,” says AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet. “It is my pleasure and honor as AMS President to congratulate the new Fellows for their diverse contributions to the mathematical sciences and to the mathematics profession.”
Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the AMS’s goals for the Fellows is the creation of a class of mathematicians recognized for their contributions to the field and the advancement of mathematicians into leadership positions in academia and society at large.
“It’s a terrific honor for Williams to have yet another member of our mathematics and statistics department named as an AMS Fellow,” says Dean of the Faculty Denise Buell. “Professor Miller is a prolific scholar and known for his commitment to student life and learning.”
Miller received a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Yale and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University. He taught at Princeton, New York University, Ohio State University, and Brown University before joining Williams College in 2008. At Williams he has taught courses on cryptography, calculus, number theory, problem solving, and probability, among others.
Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts. The college’s 2,000 students are taught by a faculty noted for the quality of their teaching and research, and the achievement of academic goals includes active participation of students with faculty in their research. Students’ educational experience is enriched by the residential campus environment in Williamstown, Mass., which provides a host of opportunities for interaction with one another and with faculty beyond the classroom. Admission decisions on U.S. applicants are made regardless of a student’s financial ability, and the college provides grants and other assistance to meet the demonstrated needs of all who are admitted.