HONOURS, PRIZES AND FELLOWSHIPS

April 19, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE
FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Jerrold E. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellowship

Established in 1994 in honour of Fields founding Director, the Jerrold E. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow who receives a fellowship through Fields to participate in the Thematic Program Year. Marsden Fellows are chosen by the Program organizing committee. Below are a list of past recipients of the honour and the Thematic Program they participated in.

About Jerrold E. Marsden
Marsden along with Bill Shadwick, Carl Riehm, and Stephen Halperin were the original people who founded the Fields Institute in 1987 with limited financial resources. Jerry, along with Bill and Peter Nicholson (who was an early chairman of the board) were the guiding forces who really brought the Fields Institute into being -- all 3 played critical roles - Jerry gave Fields mathematical prestige, Peter brought political clout and some crucial guidance, and Bill threw his limitless entrepreneurial talents completely into the enterprise.

Jerry was a Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. Sadly, he passed away on September 21, 2010 at the age of 68.

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Marsden Postdoctoral Fellows

Thematic Program on Calabi-Yau Varieties: Arithmetic, Geometry and Physics
July-December, 2013

Dr. Simon Rose
Simon received his PhD from the University of British Columbia with advisor Jim Bryan. He is currently at Queen's University in Kingston.
Winter/Spring 2013 Thematic Program on Torsors, Nonassociative Algebras and Cohomological Invariants
Dr. Anastasia Stavrova
Stavrova received her PhD in Mathematics from St. Petersburg State University (Russia) in 2009. She has accepted the Jerrold E. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Torsors thematic program beginning in January 2013.
Fall 2012 Thematic Program on Forcing and its Application
Dr. Miguel Ángel Mota
Mota received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona in 2009. He is currently at the University of Toronto

2012 (Winter/Spring) Thematic Program on Galois Representations
Dr. Shuichiro Takeda
Takeda received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri.
2011 (Fall) Thematic Program on Discrete Geometry and Applications
Dr. Daniel Pellicer
Pellicer received his PhD in Mathematics from theUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2007.
(Winter) Thematic Program on Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems
Dr. Alex Grigo
Grigo received his PhD in Mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. He is currently at the University of Oklahoma.
2010 (Fall) Thematic Program on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis
Dr. David Alonso
Alonso received his PhD in Mathematics from the Universidad de Zaragoza. He is currently a PDF at the University of Alberta.
2010 (Winter/Spring) Thematic Program on Quantitative Finance: Foundations and Applications
Dr. Kyoung-Kuk (Ken) Kim
Kim received his Ph.D in Mathematics from Columbia University in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departmentof Industrial and Systems Engineering at KAIST.
2009(Fall ) Thematic Program on Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Dr. Pang Chin How Jeffrey
Jeffrey received his PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University in 2009. He is currently an Applied Math Instructor at MIT.
2009(Winter/Spring) Thematic Program on o-minimal Structures and Real Analytic Geometry
Dr. Olivier Le Gal
Olivier received his PhD. in Mathematics from Rennes I in 2006.
2008 (Fall) Thematic Program on Arithmetic Geometry, Hyperbolic Geometry and Related Topic
Dr. Matthew Dulock
Matthew received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Houston in 2008. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of North Texas.

Winter/Spring 2008
Thematic Program on New Trends in Harmonic Analysis

Dr. Brett Wick
Brett received his PhD in 2005 from Brown University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Fall 2007
Thematic Program on Operator Algebras

Dr. Takeshi Katsura
Takeshi received his PhD in 2003 from the University of Tokyo. He is currenly at the University of Copenhagen.

Winter/Spring 2007
Thematic Program on Geometric Applications of Homotopy Theory

Dr. Aaron Lauda
Aaron received his PhD (mathematics) in 2006 from Cambridge University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Columbia University.

Fall 2006
Thematic Program in Cryptography

Dr. Nicolas Thériault
Nicolas received his PhD (mathematics) in 2003 from the University of Toronto. He is currently at the Universidad de Talca in Chile.

 

Spring 2006, Thematic Program on Holomorphic Dynamics, Laminations, and Hyperbolic Geometry
Fall 2005, Renormalization and Universality in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

Dr. Roland Roeder
Roland received a Docteur de Mathematiques from the Universite de Provence, Aix-Marseille in 2004 and a second Ph.D. (mathematics) in 2005 from Cornell University. He currently is an Assistant Professor at IUPUI in Indiana.


2004-05
Thematic Program on The Geometry of String Theory

Dr. Richard Paul Horja
Richard Paul received his PhD (mathematics) in 1999 from Duke University . He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University.

 

2003-04
Thematic Program on Partial Differential Equations

Dr. Andrei Biryuk
Andrei received his PhD in 2000 from Heriot-Watt University . He is currently apostdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics at Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal.

 

2003
Thematic Program on Automorphic Forms

Dr. Jens Funke
Jens received his PhD (mathematics) in 1999 from the University of Maryland. He currently is an Assistant Professor in Mathematical Sciences at New Mexico State University.
Jens began his postdoctoral fellowship at Fields in the Fall of 2002 and stayed here until the end of the Winter/Spring 2003, Thematic Program on Automorphic Forms
He is currently teaching mathematics at the University of Durham.

2001-02
Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering

Dr. Greg Lewis
Greg received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2000. He currently is an assistant professor of Mathematics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

 

2001-02
Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering

Dr. Alf Gerisch
Alf received his PhD from the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). He currently is currently on the Academic Council at Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.

 

Winter/Spring 2001, Symplectic Topology, Geometry, and Gauge Theory Program
Fall 2000, Infinite Dimensional Lie Theory and its Applications

Dr. Miguel Abreu
Miguel received his PhD from Stanford University in 1996. He currently is a professor of Mathematics at Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal.


Fall 1999,
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hematic Program on Causal Interpretation and Identification of Conditional Independence Structures

1999- 2000
Special Year on Graph Theory and Combinatorial Optimization

Dr. Bertrand Guenin
Bertrand received his PhD from Tepper School of Business (formerly GSIA) and Carnegie Mellon University in 1998. He currently is an associate professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo.

 

1999- 2000,
Special Year on Graph Theory and Combinatorial Optimization

Dr. Petr Hlinený
Petr received two PhD s in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Charles University in 1999 and 2000 respectively. He currently is an Associate Professor in Computer science at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

 

1998-99,
Thematic Program in Probability and Its Applications

Dr. Siva Athreya
Siva received his PhD (mathematics) at the University of Washington. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Stat math Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore.

 

1997-98
Thematic program on Microlocal Methods in Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics
Thematic Program on Complexity Theory

1996-97
Thematic Program on Algebraic Model Theory

Dr. Byunghan Kim
Byunghan received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. He is currently an associate professor of Mathematics at Yonsei University in South Korea.

 

1996-97,
Thematic Program on Singularity Theory and Geometry
1995-96,
Thematic Program on Mathematical Foundations of Long Range Aperiodic Order (NATO Advanced Studies Institute)


1995-96,
Thematic Program on Homotopy Theory

Dr. Wojciech Chachólski
Wojciech received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 1995. He is currently teaching at KTH Matematik in Sweden.

 

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