Pauline van den Driessche receives David H. Turpin Gold Medal for Career Achievement in Research

The David H. Turpin Gold Medal for Career Achievement in Research was presented to van den Driessche at the 2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards reception on May 2. A model applied mathematician, Pauline van den Driessche is internationally recognized for her work in both mathematical biology and linear algebra. Her analyses, described as “beautiful and challenging”, are, among other applications, at the forefront of research on the dynamics of epidemics, such as West Nile Virus outbreak predictions. In addition to her prodigious scholarship, she has been a stalwart mentor and guide to a new generation of mathematical scientists. For her accomplishments, she received the Krieger-Nelson Prize from the Canadian Mathematical Society and was invited to deliver the First Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture in 2007.

  Pauline van den Driessche