Robert Ghrist Awarded the 2013 Chauvenet Prize

Robert GhristRobert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor and professor in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Mathematics, is the recipient of the 2013 Chauvenet Prize, a prestigious award for mathematical expository writing. Ghrist is recognized for his work, "Barcodes: The Persistent Topology of Data," published in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 45 (2008).

The Chauvenet Prize is awarded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Winners of the Chauvenet Prize are among the most distinguished of mathematical expositors.

As an applied mathematician specializing in topology, the study of multidimensional abstract spaces and shapes, Ghrist develops and applies mathematical methods to solve engineering problems in robotics and sensor networks. Specific application foci include sensor and communication networks, multi-agent robotics, and dynamical systems. Ghrist came to Penn in 2008 as one of the University's Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professors and holds appointments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences.

To read more about Ghrist and his research, please visit his faculty profile.