Faculty News


Dr N. Balakrishnan has been appointed Extraordinary Professor at University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

Dr Walter Craig was appointed as Distinguished University Professor, the highest honour an academic can receive from McMaster University, at the Faculty of Science Convocation Ceremony on June 16th, 2016. 

Dr Alex Rosa, Emeritus Faculty, was awarded the 2012 Euler Medal just this year. The Euler Medal is given by the Institute of Combinatorics and Applications in recognition of distinguished lifetime career contributions to combinatorial research.  


Dr N Balakrishan has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Samuel Weiner Distinguished Visitor Award winner at the University of Manitoba.

Dr Ian Hambleton, Britton Chair, has been appointed the Director of the Fields Institute effective July 1, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Paul McNicholas who has been named Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics. 

Dr Gail Wolkowicz co-authored a paper that won the "2015 Lord Robert May Best Paper Prize" by the Journal of Biological Dynamics.  This prize is awarded every 2 years for what is judged to be the best paper in the journal over the preceeding 2 years.


Congratulations to Dr Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, who has received the title Distinguished University Professor, the highest honour an academic can receive from the University. The title was confered at the Faculty of Science Convocation Ceremony on June 12th, 2014. Dr Balakrishnan has been recognised for his exceptional career as a teacher, researcher, author, editor and global citizen, he is one of the most cited statisticians of all time and the most heavily cited researcher at McMaster, Balakrishnan has authored or co-authored more than 400 research papers across many disciplines. 
Dr Megumi Harada has been named a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Equivariant Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry.

Dr Megumi Harada was featured in NSERC's Celebration of Women in Math, along with other prominent and inspiring women in mathematics in Canada.

Nicholas Kevlahan hosted an Open Access Colloquium on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, where students, researchers and librarians engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges and opportunities due to the enormous changes in academic communication and in society, led by international experts on Open Access publishing and new forms of digital communication. For more information please see attached poster .
Dr Gail Wolkowicz is the recipient of the 2014 Krieger-Nelson Prize. Dr Wolkowicz received the prize in June at the Canadian Mathematics Society’s Summer Meeting in Winnipeg. The CMS Krieger-Nelson Prize was first awarded in 1995 to recognize female mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions in the area of mathematical research. Dr Wolkowicz is being recognised for her research in Mathematical Biology.


David Earn was interviewed by CHCH News in a segment Contracting the flu may have to do with the weather, following publication of an article in the Proceeding of the Royal Society B, in which he and his collabortors establish that the spread of seasonal flu in Canada is tied to low temperature and low humidity, and travels west to east. These findings may have significant implications on measures such as the timing of vaccination programs across the country. 

Walter Craig has been appointed as Director of the Fields Institute, and Patrick Speissegger has been honoured as a Fields Institute Fellow. Congratulations Walter and Patrick!  

Matheus Grasselli speaks about his mathematical ideas as applied to economics in this videotaped interview by the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Walter Craig has been elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The distinction of AMS Fellow is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and application of mathematics.

Earlier this year, David Earn was invited to present at McMaster's TEDx 2013 lecture series.  His talk is entitled Visualizing and modelling contagion is available online (runtime 19mins).


Roman Viveros-Aguilera is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award of the Statistical Society of Canada. The award recognizes Roman's substantial contributions to the running or welfare of the SSC over a period of several years, as well as his devotion and service to building Canadian Statistics.