Voight Receives Prestigious Awards from NSF and NSA
- By Dawn Marie Densmore
John Voight, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and in the Department of Computer Science, has received two national awards: a National Science Foundation (NSF) Award and a National Security Agency (NSA) Award.
He is the recipient of the prestigious NSF Career Award of $400,000 over five years for his research entitled, “CAREER: Explicit Methods in Arithmetic Geometry".
He has also received an NSA award of $20,000 for research entitled, "Explicit methods for algebraic automorphic forms," with possible extension to a second year.
"Dr. Voight continues his award-winning research with these two highly competitive and prestigious awards," says Bernard "Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of CEMS. "UVM is blessed to have many nationally and internationally recognized scholars, such as Dr. Voight, who not only do outstanding research but also translate their scholarly successes into a top-notch educational experience for our students."
Other CEMS faculty previously recognized for prestigious young investigator awards include: Drs. Joshua Bongard, Mary Dunlop, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Frederic Sansoz, Christian Skalka, Greg Warrington, Britt Holmén, Darren Hitt, X. Sean Wang, Daniel Bentil and Jeffrey Marshall.
Dr. Voight has also received numerous other awards and honors including the 2011 Milt Silveira Distinguished Faculty Award, established in 2008 by Dr. Milton Silveira, to recognize junior faculty members in the CEMS who represent a pioneering spirit, and the prestigious Selfridge Prize, awarded by the Number Theory Foundation, for his paper "Computing automorphic forms on Shimura curves over fields with arbitrary class number." Dr. Voight is known for his scholarly contributions in the areas of arithmetic algebraic geometry and number theory and has delivered a vast array of invited lectures both in the United States and abroad.
For more on his research visit: http://www.cems.uvm.edu/~voight/