The Graham Wright Award was inaugurated to recognize individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian Mathematical Community and, in particular, the Canadian Mathematical Society. More information on the award and past recipients.
Congratulations to Clemonell Bilayi-Biakana for the best oral presentation at the Probability Section Student Competition during the 2017 Statistical Society of Canada Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg. He presented a paper entitled "Tail Empirical Processes for Stochastic Volatility Models". Clemonell is co-supervised by Gail Ivanoff and Rafal Kulik.
Congratulations to Jason Bramburger, PhD student in Applied Mathematics (supervisors: Benoit Dionne and Victor Leblanc) who has received a prestigious NSERC Postdoctoral Scholarship. After graduation, he will take his scholarship to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island to work with Dr. Bjorn Sandstede.
Professor of Number Theory, Damien Roy, was recently named Faculty of Science Researcher of the Year. Professor Roy is a leading number theorist of significant stature in the Canadian Mathematical community. He has made substantial, original and lasting contributions, including progress on conjectures that have stood for decades. His research has taken on an incredible momentum, with stunning breakthroughs on a variety of long-standing problems in just the past few years. Congratulations!
Frithjof Lutscher was awarded a prestigious NSERC’s Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) (2016-19) for his research in mathematical spatial ecology. In his research, Frithjof uses multi-scale models (based on partial differential equations and discrete-time analogues) to explain how the distribution of individuals of a biological population changes as individuals navigate through environments with varying resource abundance. He recently pioneered the analysis of Turing pattern formation in heterogeneous environments.
For the 10th consecutive year, Joseph Khoury, a professor from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, joins the national election committee for the Prime Minister's awards for Teaching Excellence. The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence have honoured exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines since 1993, with almost 1,500 teachers honoured to date. Recipients are honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy.
Congratulations to Ms Yue Dong, whose most recent article, "Threaded Ensembles of Supervised and Unsupervised Neural Networks for Stream Learning" won the best paper award at the 29th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held at the University of Victoria from May 31 to June 3, 2016. Earlier this spring, her work on “Deep learning in computer vision and visual arts” was distinguished with prizes in two distinct poster competitions. Yue is currently pursuing her MSc in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, with supervisors Vladimir Pestov (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) and Nathalie Japkowicz (EECS). She is an emerging leader in machine learning, which is a domain drawing on deep ideas from mathematical analysis, discrete mathematics and statistics.
Congratulations to Anne Broadbent, winner of the 2016 André Aisenstadt Mathematics Prize of the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques! This prize celebrates outstanding research achievement by a young Canadian mathematician. She will deliver her prize lecture at the CRM on September 23. Save the date!
The University of Ottawa established the annual Excellence in Teaching award to recognize educators of exceptional quality, driven by their passion to advance and share knowledge. These leaders in university education are outstanding in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field.
This year, the committee selected Dr. Victor Leblanc, of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, for his outstanding work in the classroom and graduate student supervision. He was originally nominated by a petition from the students in his course MAT2322: Calculus III for Engineers, who summarized "Dr. Leblanc's enthusiasm and positive attitude is very contagious ... He truly inspires students to strive to success through hard work." This sentiment was echoed in countless letters of support from his colleagues and students.