Today the Faculty of Mathematics adds 594 alumni for a total of 39,476 in 106 countries. This includes:
- 418 Undergraduates
- 145 Masters
- 31 PhDs
Our newest honorary doctorate, Ingrid Daubechies, addressed convocation. Professor Daubechies has worked in academia and industry where she has received numerous honours, including the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics, John von Neumann Lecture Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, and being made a Baroness by the King of Belgium. Currently the James B. Duke professor of Mathematics and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University, she started her academic career at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and in 1994 became the first female full professor in Mathematics at Princeton University. However it was at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where she published her discoveries regarding wavelet theory that helped lead to the image compression we use today.
Amir-Hossein Karimi (Computer Science) was named the Alumni Gold Medalist for outstanding performance in a graduate program. Ahmad Abdi (Combinatorics and Optimization) was one of the University Finalists for the Alumni Gold Medal (formerly known as the Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies). We congratulate Amir-Hossein and Ahmad, as well as all our graduates.