Richard S. Laugesen

 Richard Laugesen

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
376 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics, and served from 2012-2017 as Director of Graduate Studies in Mathematics. 


  • Ph.D. Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis, 1993

Distinctions / Awards

  • Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, University of Illinois, 2017
  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty, Mathematics Department, University of Illinois, 2016
  • Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois, 2003
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, 2003


Selected Publications


Photo of publication
Levy, Rachel, Richard Laugesen, and Fadil Santosa BIG Jobs Guide: Business, Industry, and Government Careers for Mathematical Scientists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers Philadelphia, PA SIAM 2018. SIAM Bookstore.