Aukosh Jagannath and Florian Kerschbaum announced as winners of 2022 Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Aukosh Jagannath and Florian Kerschbaum

Aukosh Jagannath (l) and Florian Kerschbaum (r), the 2022 winners of the Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Awards for the Faculty of Mathematics. The Math Research Office adjudicates and administers the award.

The Faculty of Mathematics Research Office recently announced its 2022 recipients of the Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award.

Aukosh Jagannath, an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and Florian Kerschbaum, an associate professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, were this year’s winners.

The Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award recognizes outstanding research contributions from early and mid-career faculty members. It may be awarded based on a faculty member’s overall research program or based on a single, highly influential paper.

Each year, there is one winner in the early-career category and one winner in the mid-career category.

Aukosh Jagannath, who was the winner of the early-career category, has research interests in probability theory, mathematics of data science and mathematical physics. He received his PhD from New York University in 2016, was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard and joined the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in July 2019. He is also cross-appointed to the Department of Applied Mathematics.

Jagannath was previously the Benjamin Pierce fellow at Harvard University and an NSF mathematical sciences postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and the University of Toronto.

Florian Kerschbaum, who was this year's winner in the mid-career category, has research interests in security and privacy in the data science lifecycle. He is a member of the CrySP group and the NSERC/RBC chair in data security. He is a world leader in data security, among the top researchers in his area at his career stage, with 20 journal papers, 3 volumes as editor and 110 refereed conference papers.

Kerschbaum was named ACM Distinguished Scientist and was a winner of the Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award from CS-Can/Info-Can.

Find out more about the award and other opportunities for Faculty of Mathematics researchers on the Math Research website.

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