Dr. Fan Chung awarded the 2017 Euler Medal of the ICA

Euler Medals recognize distinguished lifetime career contributions to combinatorial research.

Dr. Fan Chung has conducted research across a wide range of problems in theoretical and applied combinatorics. She has published around 275 papers, principally in graph theory, algorithm analysis, probability, communications networks and computation. She has been awarded numerous international honours and recognitions, including being presented the Allendoerfer Award of the Mathematical Association of America for expository excellence in 1990, giving an invited plenary address at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1994, and giving the Noether Lecture of the American Mathematical Society in 2009. She is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. She has supervised a large number of doctoral students, and has contributed to the mathematics community through extensive editorial and advisory activities. Dr Chung has been a role model and ambassador for combinatorics throughout her distinguished career.

The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications is an international scholarly society that was founded in 1990 by Ralph Stanton; the ICA was established for the purpose of promoting the development of combinatorics and of encouraging publications and conferences in combinatorics and its applications.

Attachment: Picture of Dr. Doug Stinson, President of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications making the award to Dr. Fan Chung on March 6 2019 during the 50th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing.  Photo credit: Sarah Holliday


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