Nov. 29, 2012
Prof. Bruce Reed has been awarded the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize for 2013. The Prize recognizes exceptional achievement in the area of mathematical sciences and is considered one of the top honors in mathematics in Canada. It is given annually by three Canadian mathematics institutes: the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). The prize is given for exceptional research in the mathematical sciences.The Prize carries a monetary award of $10,000 and the recipient presents lectures at each of the three Institutes.
Prof. Reed received his degrees in Mathematics and in Computer Science at McGill University. Following postdoctoral fellowships and faculty positions in Europe, Canada and the USA, he joined the faculty of McGill University in 2001: he currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009.
Prof. Reed has played a leading role in a broad range of research areas in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science. He is best known for his work on a broad range of areas within graph theory, with many of his most important contributions being in random structures, graph minors, and graph colouring.
Prof. Reed was cited "For his profound contributions to difficult and important problems in the areas of graph minors, graph colouring, algorithmic graph theory, random graphs, and the probabilistic analysis of algorithms".