Dr. Yujie Gu awarded the 2021 Kirkman Medal of the ICA
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March 18, 2022 Secretary of the ICA
Dr. Yujie Gu awarded
the 2021 Kirkman Medal of the ICA
Kirkman Medals recognize excellent research by Fellows or Associate Fellows of the ICA early in their research career, as evidenced by an excellent body of published research.
Yujie Gu has made significant contributions to
combinatorial methods for information security, coding theory, and information
theory. Her notable research achievements include combinatorial traitor
tracing, zero-error two-way communications, private information retrieval and
compressed sensing, by ingeniously utilizing techniques in extremal and additive
combinatorics, graph theory, algebraic methods, probabilistic methods and
information theory. The breadth and depth of her research are quite remarkable.
Dr. Gu is highly
productive with fruitful publications in prestigious mathematics and information
theory journals and conferences. She is good at establishing intriguing and
unexpected relationships between discrete mathematics and information science
problems, and further opening up new promising research avenues. She is an
outstanding young researcher with intelligence, diligence, strong academic
background, and great potential on research work.
Dr. Gu earned her BA in Mathematics from Ludong University, her MA from Zhejiang University and her Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Academic Visitor at Tel Aviv University and is now an Assistant Professor at Kyushu University.
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.