# School of Mathematics and Statistics: Prizes and Scholarships 2010 - 2011

The School's annual Prizes and Scholarships presentation ceremony was held in Darlington Centre on the evening of May 9th. The presentations were made by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Derrick Armstrong, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Trevor Hambley, the President of the Australian Federation of Graduate Women, Dr Jane Baker, and Emeritus Professor John Robinson.

The guest speakers were Dr Anna Ougrinovskaia, a recent PhD graduate of the School, and Dr Nick Fisher of ValueMetrics Australia. Dr Clio Cresswell was the MC for the evening.

Nick Fisher has provided the text of his speech: it is available here.

## Prizes

## The Joye Prize

Established in 2002 by donation from Mr Ian Edward Joye LLB and Mr Christopher Ronald Edward Joye BCom, the Joye Prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding student completing fourth year Honours in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics (provided the work is of sufficient merit).

Recipient: David Lewis

## The T. G. Room Medal

Honouring the late T. G. Room, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1935 to 1968, the Room Medal may be awarded for a PhD thesis considered to be of outstanding merit.

Recipient: Dr John Bourke

## The Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship

Established in 2010 with a gift from Dr Philipp Hofflin, University of Sydney graduate, to enable outstanding PhD students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to explore research collaborations on a global scale.

Recipient: Samuel Butler

## Prizes for Honours Students

The KE Bullen Memorial Prize, for proficiency in Applied Mathematics Honours, awarded to David Lewis.

The MJ and M Ashby Prize, for the best Honours essay in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics, awarded to Stephanie Wang.

The Norbert Quirk Prize number 4, for the best Honours essay, awarded to Vinoth Nandakumar.

The Chris Cannon Prize, for the best Applied Maths Honours seminar presentation, awarded to David Lewis.

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women (NSW) Prize in Mathematics, for the most distinguished woman candidate graduating with first class honours in the School, awarded jointly to Stephanie Wang and Chong Elle You.

The Barker Scholarship fund was established in 1853 by a gift of £1000 by Thomas Barker, for the encouragement of mathematical science. It funds the Barker Scholarships (see below) and the Barker Prize, for proficiency in Honours Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics. Awarded jointly to Vinoth Nandakumar and Oliver Rourke.

## Prizes for Senior Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by a senior student to a question in the annual problem competition conducted by SUMS (the Sydney University Mathematics Society), awarded to Ali Mohammadi.

The Applied Probability Trust Prize, for proficiency in the Senior unit Stochastic Processes and Time Series, awarded to Jason Gia Son Tran.

The Tim Brown Prize for Senior Statistics, awarded to Derek Feng.

## Prizes for Intermediate Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by an intermediate student to a question in the SUMS competition, awarded jointly to Paul Cheung and Giles Gardam.

The Tim Brown Prize for Intermediate Statistics, awarded jointly to Matthew James Read and Rory Tarnow-Mordi.

## Prizes for Junior Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by a junior student to a question in the SUMS competition, awarded to Ragib Zaman.

The Veronica Thomas Prize, for proficiency in STAT1021, awarded to Elizabeth Robertson.

The Cengage Learning Prizes I and II, for proficiency in junior advanced level mathematics and ordinary level mathematics (respectively), awarded to Christopher Herron and Simone Cheung.

## The David Jackson Prize

In memory of Dr David G. A. Jackson, for creativity and originality in Pure Mathematics by an undergraduate, awarded to Daniel Barter.

## Scholarships

## Carslaw Scholar

Title conferred on year 10 or 11 students in NSW who gain selection in the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Team. Awarded to Timothy Large.

## Barker Scholarship No I

For proficiency in Intermediate Mathematics, awarded to Giles Gardam.

## Barker Scholarship No II

For proficiency in Junior Mathematics, awarded to Christopher Herron.

## Barker Scholarship No IV

For proficiency in Senior units of study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, awarded to Daniel Barter.

## Horner Exhibition

For proficiency in HSC Mathematics, awarded to Stacey Law.

## The George Allen Scholarships

These three scholarships, one for each of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, are awarded to students enrolled in the Honours year, on the basis of results in Senior Mathematics and Statistics. For Applied Mathematics the recipient is James Kiely, for Pure Mathematics the recipient is Ross Ogilvie, and for Mathematical Statistics the recipent is Jason Gia Son Tran.

## The KE Bullen Scholarships

Honouring the late K. E. Bullen, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1946 to 1971, these Honours Applied Mathematics scholarships are awarded for proficiency in Senior Mathematics and Statistics. This year the KE Bullen Scholarship No. I is awarded to Andrew Tulloch, the KE Bullen Scholarship No. II is awarded jointly to Ho Tong Matthew Chan and Robert Dolton.