CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

The prize is to be awarded to a researcher less than ten years past the date of Ph.D. at the time of nomination (i.e. 2006 or later for 2016 prize). The prize recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee's research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university.

The award will consist of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting. The recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in the year of the award. A travel allowance will be provided.

Nominations shall consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a publication list
  • a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
  • a maximum of three additional letters of support, at least two of which should be from references who are neither former PhD/postdoc mentors nor collaborators. In the case of very interdisciplinary research, the support letters should address the nominee's contributions in both applied mathematics and the area of application.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Unsuccessful nominations for candidates who continue to meet the eligibility criteria may be renominated with an updated CV and publication list, and if desired, new letters of support.

To submit an application for this award, go to Nominations

2017 Prize Winner: Hau-tieng Wu

Dr. Wu received his PhD in 2011 from the Department of Mathematics at Princeton. He also held post-doctoral positions at UC Berkeley, and Stanford before joining the Math Department at the University of Toronto in 2014 as an Assistant Professor.

Prior to his PhD studies, Dr. Wu trained as a medical doctor, and served as radiologist resident in Taiwan. Wu clearly draws on his unique experience when tackling research challenges. Indeed, his work brings results from geometry, harmonic analysis, graph theory, and statistics to bear on issues of medical and biomedical significance.

Past CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Winners