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Neil Lyall

Associate Dean

As Associate Dean for the Physical and Mathematical Sciences in Franklin College, Neil Lyall serves as the liaison for the departments of Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Statistics, and the School of Computing; as well as the Institute of Artificial Intelligence. He also oversees the instructional budgets, enrollment management, experiential learning, and global engagement for the college at large.

Dr. Lyall is a Professor of Mathematics. His primary research interests lie in the fields of Harmonic Analysis and Arithmetic Combinatorics. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics since 2004.

  • B.S. (Mathematics) University of Edinburgh
  • M.A. (Mathematics) University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Ph.D. (Mathematics) University of Wisconsin at Madison
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:

Research Grants:

Simons Foundation MPS-TSM 00002935: Maximal Averaging Operators and Finite Point Configurations, 2023-2028 ($42,000) 

NSF Research Grant 1702411, 2017-2021 ($183,305)  

NSF Conference Grant 1804049, 2018 ($24,960)

NSF Conference Grant 1501458, 2015 ($24,600)

Simons Foundation CGM 245792, 2012-2017 ($35,000) 

NSF Research Grant 0707099, 2007-2011 ($71,006)

FCAS Awards:

Excellence in Diversity Advocacy Award (2023) 

General Sandy Beaver University Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)

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