# School of Mathematics and Statistics: Prizes and Scholarships 2009 - 2010

The School's annual Prizes and Scholarships presentation ceremony was held in Darlington Centre on the evening of May 10th. The presentations were made by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Derrick Armstrong, and the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Mitchell Guss.

The guest speakers were Dr James Kennedy and Dr Philipp Hofflin, two of the School's recent PhD graduates, and Dr Clio Cresswell was the MC for the evening.

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Photos taken on the evening can be downloaded from the photographer's
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You can just download any ones you want.)

## 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: Ying Xiang Rachel Wang

## 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.

Recipient: Dr James B. Kennedy

## Prizes for Honours Students

The KE Bullen Memorial Prize, for proficiency in Applied Mathematics Honours, awarded to Theodore M. T. Vo.

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

The Norbert Quirk Prize number 4, for the best Honours essay, awarded to Eve Slavich.

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

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 Ying Xiang Rachel Wang.

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 Michael J. Donovan.

## 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 Graham White.

The Applied Probability Trust Prize, for proficiency in the Senior unit Stochastic Processes and Time Series, awarded to David R. Lewis.

The Tim Brown Prize for Senior Statistics, awarded to Zheyu Ye.

## 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 Vinoth Nandakumar.

The Tim Brown Prize for Intermediate Statistics, awarded to Jason G. S. Tran.

## Prizes for Junior Students

The Norbert Quirk Prize, for the best answer by a junior student to a question in the SUMS competition, awarded to Giles S. V. Gardam.

The Veronica Thomas Prize, for proficiency in STAT1021, awarded to Julie R. Ayre.

The Cengage Learning Prizes I and II, for proficiency in junior advanced level mathematics and ordinary level mathematics (respectively), awarded to Giles S. V. Gardam and Christopher R. Jarman.

## The David Jackson Prize

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

## Scholarships

## Carslaw Scholars

Title conferred on year 10 or 11 students in NSW who gain selection in the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Team. Awarded to Sampson Wong (gold medallist) and Stacey Law (bronze medallist).

## Barker Scholarship No I

For proficiency in Intermediate Mathematics, awarded to Jason G. S. Tran.

## Barker Scholarship No II

For proficiency in Junior Mathematics, awarded to Giles S. V. Gardam.

## Barker Scholarship No IV

For proficiency in Senior units of study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, awarded to Matthias Y. L. Wong.

## Horner Exhibition

For proficiency in HSC Mathematics, awarded to Yiming Cao.

## 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 recipient is Xuan Hoan Nguyen, for Pure Mathematics the recipient is Vinoth Nandakumar, and for Mathematical Statistics the recipent is Chong Elle You.

## 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 David Lewis, the KE Bullen Scholarship No. II is awarded to Oliver Rourke. and the Bullen scholarship No. III (for the best woman student in senior maths who enrols in Applied Maths Honours) is awarded to Stephanie Wang.