Professor Shuichiro Takeda Awarded Centennial Fellowship
Shuichiro Takeda of the University of Missouri has been awarded the prestigious AMS Centennial Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowship carries a stipend of US \$91,000, plus an expense allowance of US \$9,100. Shuichiro Takeda obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tokyo University of Science and master's degrees in philosophy and mathematics from San Francisco State University. In 2006, he earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. After postdoctoral positions at various institutions, he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri, where he is currently an associate professor. Takeda's research focuses on automorphic forms and representations of p-adic groups, especially from the point of view of the Langlands program. He will use the Centennial Fellowship to visit the National University of Singapore during the academic year 2017-2018.Established in 1988 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the AMS, the Centennial Fellowship plays a special role by supporting outstanding young mathematicians at a critical stage in their careers, as they make the transition from the postdoctoral/junior faculty stage to senior positions. The primary selection criterion is excellence in research achievement. Many Centennial Fellows have gone on to become leaders in the field.