# School of Mathematics and Statistics: Prizes and Scholarships 2011–2012

The School's annual Prizes and Scholarships presentation ceremony was held in Darlington Centre on the evening of May 8th. The presentations were made by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Jill Trewhella, and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Mike Thompson.

The guest speakers were Dr Murray Cameron, former Chief of the CSIRO Division of Mathematical and Information Sciences, and Dr Allan Steel, a recent PhD graduate of the School. Dr Clio Cresswell was the MC for the evening.

## Prizes

## The Joye Prize

Established in 2002 by donation from Mr Ian Edward Joye LLB and Mr Christopher Ronald Edward Joye BCom, the Joye Prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding student completing fourth year Honours in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics (provided the work is of sufficient merit).

Recipient: Andrew Tulloch

## The T. G. Room Medal

Honouring the late T. G. Room, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1935 to 1968, the Room Medal may be awarded for a PhD thesis considered to be of outstanding merit.

Recipients: Dr Justin Koonin and Dr Allan Steel

## The David Jackson Prize

In memory of Dr David G. A. Jackson, for creativity and originality in Pure Mathematics by an undergraduate, awarded to Audra McMillan.

## Prizes for Honours Students

The KE Bullen Memorial Prize, for proficiency in Applied Mathematics Honours, awarded to Andrew Tulloch.

The MJ and M Ashby Prize, for the best Honours essay in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics, awarded to Graham White.

The Norbert Quirk Prize number 4, for the best Honours essay, awarded to Jason Tran.

The Chris Cannon Prize, for the best Applied Maths Honours seminar presentation, awarded to James Kiely.

The Rolf Adams Prize, for the best Pure Maths Honours seminar presentation, awarded jointly to Audra McMillan and Ross Ogilvie.

The Veronica Thomas Prize, for the best Statistics Honours seminar presentation, awarded to Jason Tran.

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women (NSW) Prize in Mathematics, for the most distinguished woman candidate graduating with first class honours in the School, awarded to Audra McMillan. Presentation made by Dr Jane Baker, AFGW president.

The Barker Scholarship fund was established in 1853 by a gift of £1000 by Thomas Barker, for the encouragement of mathematical science. It funds the Barker Scholarships (see below) and the Barker Prize, for proficiency in Honours Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics. Awarded to Daniel Barter.

## Prizes for Senior Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by a senior student to a question in the annual problem competition conducted by SUMS (the Sydney University Mathematics Society), awarded to Paul Cheung.

The Applied Probability Trust Prize, for proficiency in the Senior unit Stochastic Processes and Time Series, awarded to Rory Tarnow-Mordi.

The Tim Brown Prize for Senior Statistics, awarded to Rory Tarnow-Mordi.

## Prizes for Intermediate Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by an intermediate student to a question in the SUMS competition, awarded to jointly to Thomas Lacy and Giles Gardam.

The Tim Brown Prize for Intermediate Statistics, awarded to Katherine Huang.

## Prizes for Junior Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by a junior student to a question in the SUMS competition, awarded jointly to Montek Gill and Christopher Ryba.

The Cengage Learning Prizes I and II, for proficiency in junior advanced level mathematics and ordinary level mathematics (respectively), awarded to Huon Wilson and Isaac Freelander.

## Carslaw Scholar

Title conferred on year 10 or 11 students in NSW who gain selection in the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Team. Awarded to Nancy Fu.

## Scholarships

## The Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship

Established in 2010 with a gift from Dr Philipp Hofflin, University of Sydney graduate, to enable outstanding PhD students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to explore research collaborations on a global scale.

Recipient: Theodore Vo

## CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics, and Statistics Honours Scholarship

For the best research proposal that is relevant to the current research interests at CMIS, awarded to Sheila Ghazanfar.

## Barker Scholarship No I

For proficiency in Intermediate Mathematics, awarded to Alexander Yang.

## Barker Scholarship No II

For proficiency in Junior Mathematics, awarded to Huon Wilson.

## Barker Scholarship No IV

For proficiency in Senior units of study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, awarded to Paul Cheung.

## The George Allen Scholarships

These three scholarships, one for each of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, are awarded to students enrolled in the Honours year, on the basis of results in Senior Mathematics and Statistics. For Applied Mathematics the joint recipients are Louis Bhim and Joachim Worthington, for Pure Mathematics the recipient is Alexander Campbell, and for Mathematical Statistics the recipent is Rory Tarnow-Mordi.

## The KE Bullen Scholarships

Honouring the late K. E. Bullen, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1946 to 1971, these Honours Applied Mathematics scholarships are awarded for proficiency in Senior Mathematics and Statistics. This year the KE Bullen Scholarship No. I is awarded to Anthony Hough, the KE Bullen Scholarship No. II is awarded to Robert Hannah and the Bullen scholarship No. III (for the best woman student in senior maths who enrols in Applied Maths Honours) is awarded to Kerry-Lyn Roberts.

## Photos

John McQueen has provided some photos taken at the ceremony.