Kishan Patel wins 2014 Hansjoerg Wacker Prize

The Hansjoerg Wacker Prize is awarded by the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) and was established in memory of ECMI founding member Hansjoerg Wacker (1939-1991), who was Professor of Numerical Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. It is jointly funded by the Johannes Kepler University, the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) and by ECMI.

The prize is awarded every two years for the best mathematical dissertation at the Masters level on an industrial project written by a student from an ECMI institution. The winner is invited to attend the ECMI conference to present his/her project there and receives a cash prize.

The Hansjoerg Wacker prize in 2014 was awarded to Kishan Patel who completed an MSc in Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modelling in 2012 at the University of Oxford. His dissertation on ‘Imaging with X-Ray Emitter Arrays’ was supervised by Raphael Hauser and sponsored by Radius Health. The chairman of the Prize Committee wrote: ‘This year’s winner stands out due to a very impressive combination of different areas of mathematics, excellent algorithmic and programming skills together with a significant impact for an industrial imaging process.’