Adam Oberman awarded 2011 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics

  • Date: 03/15/2011

Vancouver, BC – SFU Professor Adam Oberman has been awarded the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Professor Oberman is only the second recipient of this annual prize which began in 2010. This award recognizes outstanding research in any branch of applied mathematics.


Professor Adam Oberman is an exceptional researcher who ranks among the top young applied mathematicians in the world today. Oberman brings his abilities as a mathematical analyst and computational scientist to bear on some of the most difficult and timely problems in nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). He has made fundamental contributions to a diverse set of problems in this field, including numerical methods for nonlinear PDEs, numerical solvers for the Monge-Ampere equation, and numerical homogenization. His work is having a profound influence on a number of problems in mathematical analysis and numerical computing.


PIMS Director Alejandro Adem remarks on this achievement, “Adam Oberman is a rising young star in the international applied mathematics community, and this award recognizes his stellar accomplishments. It is also an indication of the outstanding research program in mathematics at Simon Fraser University."


Professor Oberman obtained his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2001. He was an R. H. Bing Instructor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin from 2001 to 2004. He was twice Second Prize Winner for the Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis (2002 and 2005) and recently won the Monroe H. Martin Prize for 2011. He is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University.


The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are pleased to present this award which consists of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented in July 2011. Prof. Oberman will deliver a plenary lecture at the meeting as part of the award ceremony.


Professor Adam Oberman