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Mathematician to receive NMSU award for research

New Mexico State University mathematical sciences professor Hung T. Nguyen has been chosen to receive the university's highest faculty honor, the Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research.



Hung Nguyen, professor of mathematical sciences at New Mexico State University, will be presented the Westhafer Award for Research May 3. (NMSU photo by Michael Kiernan)

The award will be presented at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Room 315 of NMSU's Corbett Center. A 3:30 p.m. reception will precede the program. The public is invited.

Nguyen came to NMSU as an applied mathematician in 1981. Since then he has taught and conducted research in the areas of mathematical statistics, random sets, fuzzy logic and soft computing.

He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1967 and 1968 from the University of Paris. He earned his doctorate in 1975 from the University of Lille, France.

The Westhafer Award is named for Robert L. Westhafer, an NMSU professor of mathematics who died in 1957. The award, which includes a $3,000 cash prize, has been presented each year since 1958. It alternates between an award for excellence in teaching and an award for excellence in research and creative activity.

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CUTLINE: Hung Nguyen, professor of mathematical sciences at New Mexico State University, will be presented the Westhafer Award for Research May 3. (NMSU photo by Michael Kiernan)

Rachel Kendall
April 24, 2000