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

2017 Prize Winner: Chai Molina

The CAIMS Cecil-Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented to Dr. Chai Molina for his work of remarkable depth and breadth in the field of evolutionary game theory, which contains results significant to application, as well as theoretical results that have implications not only in the field but also in broader areas of applied mathematics. Dr. Molina received his Ph.D from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University under the supervision of Professor David Earn. He will soon be starting a postdoctoral position at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria.