A paper co-authored by Professor Pham Huu Tiep was recognized with the Kalman Prize for Best Paper by the New Zealand Mathematical Society. This award recognizes excellence in research carried out by New Zealand mathematicians. The named paper "Surjective word maps and Burnside's paqb theorem" was co-authored by Professor Tiep with Eamonn O'Brien of the University of Auckland, together with Robert M. Guralnick, Martin We. Liebeck, and Aner Shalev.
Professor Tiep holds the Joshua Barlaz Chair in Mathematics at Rutgers.