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Seth Sullivant has been named Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

He was honored for achievements well above the criteria for a full professor, as demonstrated by his selection as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Sullivant is recognized for developing and applying techniques from algebra (in particular, algebraic geometry, commutative algebra and combinatorics) to theoretical and computational problems in statistics and biology, notably in phylogenetics. He joined the NC State faculty in 2008, and currently serves as Administrator of the department’s Graduate Program. The Department of Mathematics is proud to now have seven Professors of Distinction.