Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) is pleased to have Professor Jill Pipher, Vice President for Research and Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, join as a member of the 2021 HLMA Scientific Committee, the academic and adjudicating body of the competition.
Professor Pipher obtained her B.A. in Mathematics from UCLA and her Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCLA in 1979 and 1985 respectively. She was a Dickson Instructor and Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Brown as Associate Professor in 1989.
Professor Pipher’s research areas include harmonic analysis, partial differential equations and lattice-based cryptography. She has published many papers in her areas of expertise and has co-authored an undergraduate cryptography textbook. She jointly holds four patents related to the NTRU encryption algorithm. Professor Pipher was also the founding Director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, a National Science Foundation (NSF) mathematics institute.
Professor Pipher’s professional honors include an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. She was an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society and has served as its immediate past president (2019-2021). Professor Pipher is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematicians.
Professor Pipher is active in advocacy about the role of research and mathematics in society, frequently speaking both within the United States and around the world.