Dr Chong Shangguan awarded the 2020 Kirkman Medal of the ICA
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Dr Chong Shangguan
awarded the 2020 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.
Dr. Shangguan earned his PhD in 2017 at Zhejiang University
under Professor Gennian Ge. From Aug 2017 to July 2020, he was a postdoc
researcher at Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, Tel Aviv
University, hosted by Dr. Itzhak Tamo.
Since September 2020, he has been a faculty member of the Research
Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences as Shandong University.
Chong Shangguan has made deep contributions to extremal
combinatorics and combinatorial coding theory. His notable research
achievements include an original and elegant proof regarding the combinatorial
list-decodability of Reed-Solomon codes, significant progress on two well-known
and difficult conjectures on the Turan number of sparse hypergraphs, and the
resolution of several conjectures and open problems on perfect hash and
separating hash families.
Dr. Shangguan's research has resulted in 16 published
papers, most of which appeared in the very best journals or conference
proceedings in the fields of combinatorics, coding theory, and theoretical
computer science. A striking feature of his research is the broad range from
theory to applications, where tools from extremal combinatorics, additive
combinatorics, and the polynomial method are involved.
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