Congratulations to Professor Axel Hundemer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, for being awarded the 2024 Leo Yaffe Award for Excellence in Teaching!  This award is given each year to recognize a faculty member for superior teaching at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Science.  

Read below the citation for the announcement of the award. 

Published on: 19 Jun 2024


Professor Christian Genest is one of the three recipients of the 2024 Lise Manchester Award from The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC).

The award recognizes excellence in state-of-the-art statistical work which considers problems of public interest and which is potentially useful for formation of Canadian public policy. 

Published on: 4 Jun 2024

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced their 2024 fellows, which includes one faculty member from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Professor Henri Darmon.

Professor Darmon is among 188 scholars to receive fellowships, from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants — “a distinguished and diverse group of culture-creators working across 52 disciplines,” according to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation press statement.

Published on: 15 Apr 2024

On a cloudy afternoon this past December, a group of McGill students gathered in a downtown Montréal boardroom to give a data science presentation to Citera, a sustainability analytics company. This presentation wasn’t for an internship or any other extracurricular activity – it was part of one of McGill’s newest and most innovative courses: MATH 527, Statistical Data Science Practicum.

Published on: 3 Apr 2024


Asha Basu and Antoine Labelle were ranked in the top 100 receiving the accolade of Honorable Mention in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada.

Published on: 29 Feb 2024

It is a great pleasure to announce that our colleague Courtney Paquette has been named a 2024 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science.

Machine learning relies heavily on probabilistic optimization algorithms.

While machine learning papers are written at a staggering rate, there is much less foundational mathematical work that addresses the success of machine learning.

Since her PhD, Courtney has been at the forefront of this foundational work.

Published on: 27 Feb 2024

Title: Symmetric Tensor Products: An Operator Theory Approach

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Published on: 2 Feb 2024


Dear Students and Fellow Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award winners for the Fall 2023 term.

Congratulations to Gabriel Crudele (MATH 356), Shereen Elaidi (MATH 133), Christopher Karpinski (MATH 235), and Aaron Shalev (MATH 242).

This prestigious award recognizes exceptional performance from TAs in our Department each Fall and Winter term. Winners are selected based on course evaluations received by the Department.

Thank you all very much for your excellent work!

Published on: 22 Jan 2024

The Horton-Strahler number and the Brownian tree


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Published on: 21 Nov 2023

Students coming from high school often arrive with specific – and mistaken – expectations of the mathematics classroom. In Rustum Choksi’s courses he emphasizes a pedagogical paradigm shift, whereby mathematics is not about memorization nor symbolic manipulations and calculations but rather a beautiful and diverse discipline which is often a means to understanding our complex world.

Published on: 20 Nov 2023

Former McGill student Russell T. Shinohara has been named the recipient of the 2023 Mortimer Spiegelman Award for "his important contributions to biostatistics and imaging, as well as his proven track record of leadership and mentorship." 

Dr. Shinohara was an undergraduate and master's student in the McGill Department of Mathematics and Statistics and completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. He is now a Professor of Biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Published on: 12 Oct 2023

Read the article, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal:

Published on: 25 Aug 2023

Matt Bowen, a doctoral student in mathematics at McGill University, has been awarded the 2023 Carl Herz Prize by the Institut des sciences mathématiques for his preprint Monochromatic products and sums in 2-colorings of ℕ, a new proof of the special case of Hindman’s conjecture when there are two colours.

Published on: 31 May 2023


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