Luke Postle has received a 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. The $2,500 award, which is conferred to early or mid-career faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions, was established in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics.
Postle’s research in structural graph theory, has earned him a strong international reputation through his use of a very broad and innovative range of tools to solve old and deep problems in combinatorics. Postle has made significant contributions to important and long-standing open problems in graph colouring.
“Congratulations to Luke,” said Jochen Koenemann, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization chair. “He is undertaking an ambitious research program in graph theory. Based on his outstanding results thus far, we have no doubt that he will become one of the leading figures in graph theory.”
The award is based on the quality of a candidate’s research over the past five years or for an influential paper published within the past five years as assessed through its quality and impact.
Other 2018 Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award winners are Jason Bell from the Department of Pure Mathematics and Daniel Vogel from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. They will receive their awards in the fall at the Faculty Reception.