Letter of Recommendation for  MIPT Alumnus (01/2003)
The Math/CS Student admitted to NYU, UC Berkeley



Letter of Recommendation                                     Applicant: Ivan Ivanov


I am delighted to be called upon to give a reference for Ivan Ivanov. I have known Ivan for almost five years, beginning with his brilliant entrance examinations in XX, and I can state unequivocally that his academic and professional skills place him in the top 2% of the students I have worked with during my years of work as the Dean of the XX at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).

From his very entrance to the institute Ivan showed his genuine interest in scientific research and I have great sympathy with this, of course. During our discussions of scientific problems Ivan revealed maturity, excellent analytical thinking and clarity of thought.

Mr. Ivanov  indeed became one of the best students at our institute. His GPA of 4.0 definitely places him at the very top of MIPT students. I can also mention his outstanding results in MIPT student Mathematics Olympiads. Additionally, this year he was awarded yearly Kalashnikovís Prize for his prominent research in the field of data resource management. For such an excellence in studies and research work Ivan was honored various fellowships, among them Soros Student Grant for achievements at the university level.

Many Ivanís tutors expressed to me their admiration and respect for his persistence, high capacity for work and nonstandard way of thinking. Being a freshman he took part in MIPT Scientific conference and was awarded one of the prizes. High level of his work is confirmed by the fact that among a few best ones it was published in MIPTís scientific annual. His further work in the field of XX in June XX was highly appreciated and Ivan received BS diploma with Honors.

Working at MIPT for many years I can compare Ivan's abilities with those of other MIPT students. For the last 8 years I have known several students like Ivan quite well. For example XX, XX and XX (all of them are graduate students at Harvard now), XX and XX (they are graduate students at MIT), XX (Yale), XX (Princeton), XX (Cornell). I have every confidence in Ivanís ability to to study at graduate level as successfully and without reservation I give him my highest recommendation,. Please e-mail or call me if you have any further questions.
 

Sincerely,

Prof. Petr P. Petrov
 

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