Olga Taussky Todd Lecture at 2007 ICIAM

Dr. Pauline van den Driessche has been chosen to deliver the Olga Taussky Todd Lecture at the 2007 International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Zurich this July. The honour, sponsored by the Association of Women In Science and European Women in Mathematics, is conferred on a woman who has made outstanding contributions in applied mathematics and/or scientific computation.

Van den Driessche is one of Canada’s leading applied mathematicians and is known for her work on disease transmission mathematical models. The mathematical tools she has developed have been applied by her and others to multi-city disease dynamics, HIV-AIDS control, and more recently, West Nile virus outbreak predictions.

This article is from the Ringers column in the Ring - January 2007