Molchanov named an AMS Fellow

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stanislav Molchanov, a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been selected to be among the 2013 inaugural Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

According to the AMS, the world’s largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship and education, the new Fellows program recognizes some of the most accomplished mathematicians and AMS members who have contributed to the understanding of deep and important mathematical questions.

 “We are very proud of this recognition honoring Dr. Molchanov’s outstanding scholarship and position as a noted researcher in mathematics,” said Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. "Dr. Molchanov has contributed significantly to the discipline, particularly in probability and stochastic processes. His scholarly output is prolific, with hundreds of publications and dozens of presentations worldwide.”

Molchanov has made presentations at academic conferences in Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Israel and other countries, and he also has been a visiting faculty member in many countries.

“In addition to the impact of his research, his energy and enthusiasm have long inspired his students,” said Gutierrez. “Throughout his career, he has supervised over 100 master’s degree students and over 50 students who have received their doctoral degrees, including close to a dozen at UNC Charlotte."

Molchanov received his first doctoral degree (Candidate of Sciences) in 1967 and his second (Doctor of Sciences) in 1982 from Moscow State University, where his graduate supervisor was Eugene Dynkin, an internationally renowned mathematician.

Before coming to UNC Charlotte in 1994, Molchanov was a faculty member at Moscow State University.