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CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize

The CAIMS-Fields annual industrial mathematics prize is to be awarded to a researcher in recognition of exceptional research in any branch of industrial mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee’s research should have been conducted primarily in Canada. This Prize is a high honour to bestow upon an individual, and acknowledges industrial mathematics as a fundamental and vibrant discipline within the research culture of Canada.

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 lecture at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in the year of the award. A travel allowance will be provided.

Nominations shall consist of:
  1. a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
  2. up to three additional letters of support
  3. a curriculum vitae
  4. a publication list if not included in the CV
    • Note: The nomination package requires a copy of the nominees CV customized to emphasize those achievements pertinent to the award.
  5. a brief discussion of why there is a strong relationship to Canada. Examples of such a relationship include:
    • The nominee is a member of CAIMS-SCMAI
    • The nominee holds a position at a Canadian institution
    • The research for which the prize is being given was conducted primarily
      in Canada

The committee may, at its discretion, choose to recommend that applications which remain eligible be considered in the next year.

To submit an application for this award, go to Open Nominations page.

The Fields Institute began co-sponsoring this prize in 2015. The prize was formerly known as the CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize, during which time Mprime was the co-sponsor.

2023 Prize Winner: Sivabal Sivaloganathan

CAIMS-Fields Industrial Prize:  Sivabal Sivaloganathan (University of Waterloo)

Professor Sivabal Sivaloganathan is a talented and accomplished applied mathematician, holding the position of Professor at the University of Waterloo, Department of Applied Mathematics. He has made significant contributions in several areas of applied mathematics and is very clearly a leader in the field of mathematical medicine. He has established productive collaborations with leading clinicians at some of the top research hospitals in Canada and was the founding Director of the Centre for Mathematical Medicine at the Fields Institute in Toronto. Earlier work on models of the brain led to a better understanding of the disease, hydrocephalus, and its treatment. His more recent work on the use of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) as a therapeutic modality for the treatment of cancers led to the development of mathematical models to understand the effects of HIFU energy deposition in biological tissue.

Awards Winners

Sivabal Sivaloganathan

Award Year: 2023

Raymond Spiteri

Award Year: 2022

Nilima Nigam

Award Year: 2021
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Vakhtang Putkaradze

Award Year: 2020

Jianhong Wu

Award Year: 2019

Zhangxing (John) Chen

Award Year: 2017

Huaxiong Huang

Award Year: 2016

Sean Bohun

Award Year: 2015

John Stockie

Award Year: 2014

André Fortin

Award Year: 2012

Ian Frigaard

Award Year: 2011

Brian Wetton

Award Year: 2010

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

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