2019 Masters Alumni

Rebecca Kotsonis

Rebecca Kotsonis

During her time as a CAM graduate student, Rebecca was a teaching assistant for statistics courses, and in 2019 she was awarded a Physical Sciences Teaching Prize (of $1000); this prize was last awarded to a statistics course teaching assistant in 2006. The teaching award is based on nominations from students and is given annually to graduate course assistants in recognition of exceptional teaching. Rebecca was one of only three graduate students in the entire Physical Sciences Division to receive this recognition in 2019.


Robert Webber

Robert Webber

Ph.D. Student, Courant Institute of Mathematics

The CAM program provided me with a fantastic preparation for applied math research. As a CAM student I took a series of memorable classes in linear algebra, optimization, probability, and real analysis. Due to the flexibility of CAM, I was able to follow my interests and pursue graduate courses in geophysics as well as math. I can't recommend the program and the faculty highly enough.

I'm currently a Ph.D. student at the Courant Institute of Mathematics, developing and analyzing Monte Carlo methods in scientific computing. The CAM program prepared me to quickly complete my preliminary exams and begin research immediately upon coming to Courant.