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### Professor Igor Pak, UCLA PhD Candidate Nikita Gladkov, and MIT PhD Candidiate Aleksandr Zimin Debunk the ‘Bunkbed Conjecture’

Photo Credit: Quanta Magazine, Math’s ‘Bunkbed Conjecture’ Has Been Debunked. “Hollom found a counterexample to this version of the conjecture. He created a small hypergraph

### Professor Chenfanfu Jiang’s Collaboration with Toyota Research Institute Recognized as Finalist for IROS 2024 RoboCup Best Paper Award

The 2024 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2024), one of the premier global conferences on robotics research, took place from October

### Professor Ernest Ryu Awarded 2024 Young Researchers Prize

UCLA Math Professor Ernest Ryu was awarded the 2024 INFORMS Optimization Society Prize for Young Researchers. This prestigious award was established in 1998 and is

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