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Personal Profile of Dr. Wilfrid D Gangbo

Biography
Wilfrid Gangbo is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). His areas of research are the calculus of variations and partial differential equations. He was awarded the 2018-19 Chancellor Professorship, by the mathematics department of the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gangbo delivered numerous plenary talks and was a distinguished speaker in many colloquia all over the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has supervised the dissertations of over ten students and mentored over twelve postdocs. He has been associate editor for several international journals and served on the advisory boards of various institutions. Gangbo was a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA, from 2012 to 2013 and the graduate vice chair in the department of mathematics at UCLA from 2018 to 2021. With Professors. J. Nelson and T. Coleman, they launched the David Blackwell Summer Research Institute in 2021. This is a six week elite research program for undergraduate students, which aims to honor Blackwell's legacy by attempting to increase the number of students who aspire to achieve his level of excellence and widen participation of African-Americans in obtaining PhDs in mathematics.
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Scientific Advisory Committee Apr 21, 2021 Jun 30, 2025

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  1. Workshop Modern Math Workshop 2019

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    Oct 30, 2019
    Wednesday
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
      Undergrad Mini Course 1: An introduction to optimal mass transportation
    Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles)
    02:45 PM - 04:10 PM
      Undergrad Mini Course 1: An introduction to optimal mass transportation
    Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles)
  2. Workshop Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis II

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    Nov 30, 2018
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      A weaker notion of convexity for Lagrangians not depending solely on velocities and positions.
    Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles)
  3. Workshop Connections for Women on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics

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    Aug 22, 2013
    Thursday
    04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
      Panel Discussion
    Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles), Sun-Yung Chang (Princeton University), Marina Chugunova (Claremont Graduate University), Eleonora Cinti (Università di Bologna), Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles), Maria Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen)