Bruce Reed announced as 2013 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize recipient

  • Date: 12/04/2012
Professor Bruce Reed has been awarded the 2013 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize. The Prize recognizes exceptional achievement in the area of mathematical sciences and is considered one of Canada’s top honours in mathematics. The Prize carries a monetary award of $10,000 and the recipient presents lectures at each of the three awarding institutes.

Professor Reed received his degrees in Mathematics and in Computer Science at McGill University. Following postdoctoral fellowships and faculty positions in Europe, Canada and the USA, he joined the faculty of McGill University in 2001. He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009.

Having played a leading role in a broad range of research areas in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, he is best known for his work on graph theory. Professor Reed was cited "for his profound contributions to difficult and important problems in the areas of graph minors, graph colouring, algorithmic graph theory, random graphs and the probabilistic analysis of algorithms."