2015-16 HKMS Best Thesis Award—Call for Submission

The purpose of Hong Kong Mathematical Society Best Thesis Award is to recognize outstanding PhD theses in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. All submissions will go through a formal evaluation process by a panel of established scholars of the Society.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
-    Significance of results
-    Originality of work
-    Clarity of presentation
-    Quality of writing

Eligible applicants for the Award are postgraduate students who have obtained or will obtain their PhD degrees in the fields of pure and applied mathematics and statistics from any local university.
Their principal supervisors must be a regular faculty staff of any local university to be eligible to nominate his/her students.
The theses should be submitted to the respective universities between 1 February 2014 and 31 January 2016.

Potential candidates are required to submit:
1. a curriculum vitae with a list of his/her publications (no more than two pages)
2. a full thesis written in English
3. a letter of nomination from his/her principal supervisor that:
i. verifies his/her eligibility for the Award
ii. describes and evaluates the thesis’ contribution to the literature and the student’s role in the scholarship

Each recipient of the Best Thesis Award will receive an official certificate and a cash prize. Up to three awards will be made available each year.

Application Deadline:

Submissions must be received no later than 18 March, 2016 to be considered for the Award. All theses must be submitted, in soft copy, to <lmlui@math.cuhk.edu.hk>.

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