CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics: Jean-Philippe Lessard

Thursday, March 24, 2016

CAIMS*SCMAI and PIMS are pleased to announce that Professor Jean-Philippe Lessard of Université Laval is the winner of the 2016 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Professor Lessard obtained his PhD in 2007 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He held postdoctoral positions at the Free University of Amsterdam, Rutgers and Princeton, and is now associate professor at Université Laval. He is also a member of the Groupe Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Éléments Finis (GIREF), which brings together researchers and research groups from a number of universities  to promote research, development, specialist training and interaction with industry, in the field of modeling and numerical simulation.

 Professor Lessard’s research interests are in dynamical systems. In particular, he uses and develops rigorous computational methods, topological methods and analytic estimates for the study of solutions of  partial differential equations, delay differential equations and ordinary differential equations. Professor Lessard has made substantial contributions to the theory of rigorous computing, and was cited for being “one of the world leading experts in [rigorous computing]” and "at the forefront of applied mathematics in Canada, blending traditional analysis with traditional computation to build something entirely new."

 Professor Lessard will receive his award and deliver a plenary lecture at the 2016 Annual CAIMS*SCMAI meeting at the University of Alberta in June, 2016.