Josef Dick wins Australian Mathematical Society Medal


Tuesday, 9th December 2014

Associate Professor Josef Dick has been awarded the Australian Mathematical Society Medal for 2014.

Each year the AustMS Medal is awarded to a society member under the age of 40 with outstanding research contributions. Associate Professor Josef Dick has published 76 papers and a book, and has six papers ready to appear. With 30 collaborators from 10 countries, Josef has a growing reputation. His work is mainly in computational mathematics; he specialises in numerical integration and discrepancy theory.

“It's a huge honor to receive this medal,” says Josef. “The list of past awardees is full of outstanding mathematicians and to find my name there as well is just phenomenal.”

It has been a successful couple of years for Josef, who was co-winner of the 2013 Prize for Achievement in Information Based Complexity (IBC). His award was presented in October 2013 at the Workshop on Uniform Distribution and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Austria. A/Prof Dick was also winner of the 2012 Christopher Heyde Medal.

Josef's award prompted an article in The Australian's Higher Education section.

A big congratulations to Josef for his latest award.