in Honor of the 75th Birthday of
Daljit S. Ahluwalia
Monday, May 19, 2008
Jersey Institute of Technology
Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences
and the College of Science and
Liberal Arts at New Jersey Institute of
Professor Daljit S.
Ahluwalia, Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and
Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has
been an exceptional presence at the university, helping to drive
NJIT’s growth as a major research institution. In recognition
of his impact on mathematical sciences and his 22 years of service
to NJIT, his family is pleased to announce the establishment of the
D. S. Ahluwalia Doctoral Fellowship Endowment in Mathematical
Sciences. Among Dr. Ahluwalia's achievements during
his service to NJIT:
Helped increase departmental
research funding from nearly nothing to over $2 million per year
in federal funding.
Led the department’s
transition from a primarily teaching and service department to a
top ten research department (as reported in the Chronicle of
Higher Education, 11/16/07).
Instituted new degrees: BS
in Applied Mathematics, MS in Applied Statistics, PhD in
Mathematical Sciences, and (pending final approval) MS in
Biostatistics and BS in Computational Sciences.
Recruited outstanding junior
faculty who are now leaders in their field. Recruited senior
faculty with established research to enhance the visibility of the
Served as Principal
Investigator on over a half dozen equipment grants from the
National Science Foundation, including a grant which funded the
acquisition of one of the largest computer clusters contained
within a mathematics department in the U.S.
Most importantly, Dr.
Ahluwalia established a collegial and scholarly atmosphere for
study and research that encourages excellence.
Click here for photos of the Celebration
Dinner held on May 19, 2008
Manish Bhattacharjee, Denis Blackmore, Amitabha
Bose, Fadi P. Deek,
Gregory A. Kriegsmann, Zoi-Heleni
Michalopoulou, Robert M. Miura,
Farzan Nadim, Demetrius Papageorgiou, and
Michael Siegel. ....