Nov. 8, 2013
Prof. P. Panangaden was recently named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Established in 1882, the RSC is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. The RSC consists of nearly 2,000 Fellows selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities. As Canada’s national academy, the RSC not only recognizes academic excellence, but it also advises governments and organizations, and promotes Canadian culture.
Prakash Panangaden’s research career has spanned computer science, mathematics and physics. He has worked on programming languages, probabilistic systems, quantum computation and relativity. He is particularly known for deep connections between domain theory and continuous state Markov processes where he and his colleagues proved a striking logical characterization theorem. He and Keye Martin discovered a remarkable way to reconstruct spacetime topology from causal structure using mathematical ideas from programming languages.
Congratulations for this well-deserved recognition and award!