2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award

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(extracted from an email announcement CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 12, Number 9, June 9, 2012.)

CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award has been awarded to Dr. Brendan Pass, who completed his doctoral degree at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor Robert McCann. Dr. Pass's PhD thesis was entitled "Structural results on optimal transportation plans".

Pass’s thesis extends the classical optimal transportation problem with two-marginal case to multidimensional cases. This is a significant contribution to the field of optimal transport, and could potentially lead to many important applications in physics, economics and mathematical finance.

Pass developed a geometric framework to understand the structure of multi-marginal problems. His study of the regularity of the solutions and of the conditions for uniqueness clearly demonstrates his deep mathematical knowledge and skill. His work has been published in five refereed journals including SIAM Journal of Mathematical Analysis.

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(UofT Math email broadcast 2012-06-25)

We are very pleased to announce that our PhD graduate (2011) Brendan Pass has been awarded the 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award, an award given by CAIMS (Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society). His thesis was entitled "Structural results on optimal transportation plans" and was supervised by Robert McCann. Brendan is now a Max Wyman Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.

You can see more at http://wiki.math.toronto.edu/TorontoMathWiki/index.php/2012_Cecil_Graham_Doctoral_Dissertation_Award

Brendan is in town today, Monday, June 25, to give a talk on Multi-marginal optimal tranportation, as part of the 2012 CAIMS Annual Meeting. A schedule of events is available here:

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/11-12/CAIMS_SCMAI/program.html

Brendan's talk is at 4:45 p.m., in Room MS 2158 (Auditorium), Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle.

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Brendan Pass is a Max Wyman Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta.

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