Doctor of Mathematics Honorary Degree Recipients

An honorary degree (honoris causa) is the highest honour conferred by the University. Through the conferring of honorary degrees, the University of Waterloo seeks to recognize outstanding achievement, whether academic or through service to society.

Since 1968, the Faculty of Mathematics has conferred 94 Honorary Doctor of Mathematics Degrees.

2019

Shafi Goldwasser

Barbara Liskov

David Sankoff

2018

Ingrid Daubachies

David McKay

Anand Pillay

Robert Tibshirani

2017

Terry Lyons

Efim Zelmanov

2016

David Donoho

Barry Mazur

2015

Noga ALon

Nancy Reid

Robert Endre Tarjan

2014

Ronald Rivest

Dan Virgil Voiculescu

2013

Robert Bixby

Hans-Ulrich Gerber

Leslie Valiant

2012

John Dennis

Zvi Galil

John Hennessey

2011

Bruno Buchberger

Ian McPhee

Shing-Tang Yau

2010

Ronald Douglas

Stuart Feldman

Ronald Graham

Barbara Lee Keyfitz

2009

Arkadi Nemirovski

Adi Shamir

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao

2008

Alan Kay

J.N.K. Rao

Paul Seymour

Chien-Fu Jeff Wu

2007

Paul Embrechts

Richard M. Karp

R. Duncan Luce

Richard Stanley

Andies van Dam

2006

Kurt Mehlhorn

James Murray

Dominic Welsh

2005

Egon Balas

Josef Kates

Dianne O'Leary

Wolfgang Schmidt

2004

George Andrews

John Chambers

Ross Prentice

2003

David Brillinger

Maria Klawe

Margaret Wright

2002

Alexander Schrijver

Alasdair David Wilkie

2001

Cleve Moler

2000

George Box

1999

Stephen Cook

1998

William Kahan

1997

Calyampudi Rao

1996

Ralph G. Stanton

Anne Penfold Street

John Tukey

1995

Hans Bühlmann

1994

Crispin Nash-Williams

1993

Sir Michael Atiyah

1992

Alfred Aho

Donald Fraser

Cathleen Morawetz

1991

Sir David Roxbee Cox

Laszlo Lovasz

1990

Paul Halmos

1989

David Finney

1988

Robert P. Langlands

1987

Gene H. Golub

William (Bill) Tutte

1986

Bernhard H. Neumann

Richard Rado

1985

Janos Ladik

1983

George Alfred Barnard

Murray Klamkin

1982

Hanno Rund

1980

Jaroslav Koutecky

1979

Reynold Keats

1978

James Wilkinson

1977

Andre Leon Lichnerowicz

1975

Richard Bellman

1974

Alan Perlis

1972

Ralph Lent Jeffery

1971

George Polya

1970

L.J Mordell

1969

Harold Coxeter

1968

Richard Brauer

Calvin Gotlieb

Irving Kaplansky

Alexander Markovich Ostrowski