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CAIMS Cecil-Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: David McLeod

It is with great pleasure that the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Society presents the 2018 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award to David
McLeod.

Dr. McLeod’s thesis is a beautiful example of applied mathematics, applying
sophisticated mathematical ideas to questions of fundamental interest to
evolutionary biologists, relating to infectious diseases and mating systems,
including sexual selection and conflict, and also addressing social
interactions such as cooperation, altruism and spite, for example showing how
small population size can drive the emergence of such behaviour.