Rachel Ward has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Peter O’Donnell Distinguished Researcher Award by the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.
This award recognizes Oden Institute core faculty who have demonstrated a sustained record of distinguished research in computational engineering and sciences. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding research record, the significant contributions they have made to the Oden Institute and its CSEM graduate program, and the distinction their work and reputation brings to the Institute and the University of Texas at Austin.
The Distinguished Researcher Award provides discretionary funds of $100,000 paid in four annual installments of $25,000 in support of its awardee’s research within the Institute.
As a professor of mathematics at UT Austin and the W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Distinguished Professor in Computational Engineering and Sciences for Data Science, Dr. Ward’s research lies broadly in the mathematics of data.