Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award

The award has been established by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) to recognize and to publicize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics defended at a Canadian University during the calendar year prior to the year of the award. 

The award consists of a prize of $1000 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting. The recipient will be invited to give a lecture at the Annual Meeting in the year of the award. A travel allowance will be provided.

Nominations shall consist of:

  • an electronic copy of the thesis,
  • a covering letter from the thesis supervisor indicating why the thesis is suitable as an entry in the Competition. This letter should include a description of the problem, techniques and results, potential impact, etc.,
  • a separate letter (from the supervisor or other appropriate person familiar with the thesis and the area of application) identifying the possible applications of the work,
  • a letter (from the Graduate Chair, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University library, etc.) providing proof of the official date the thesis was accepted

To submit an application for this award, go to Nominations

2016 Prize Winner: Wilten Nicola

For wide-ranging and insightful contributions to the study of the dynamics of large scale neural models obtained by a creative integration of analysis and computation.