Hall Medal awarded to Jie Ma & Kirkman Medal award to Chong Shangguan

Release time:2021-03-30

Hall Medal awarded to Jie Ma &

Kirkman Medal award to Chong Shangguan


In March 2021, Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications ICAannounced the 2020 awards of the association (http://www.the-ica.org/medals.php for details).



Professor Jie Ma ( University of Science and Technology of China) won the 2020 Hall Medal, and Professor Chong Shangguan (Shandong University) won the 2020 Kirkman Medal.


2020 Hall Medal awarded to Jie Ma

Jie Ma has made outstanding contributions in the fields of extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, and structural graph theory. He obtained several important results in the study of hypergraph Turan numbers, and proved several conjectures on the distribution of cycle lengths in graphs. He solved, or asymptotically solved, several open problems by Bollobas and Scott on judicial partitions of graphs and hypergraphs, which is a “very strong, impressive record”. Using “sophisticated arguments and novel tools”, he has made breakthroughs on several other difficult, longstanding problems of structural and extremal flavour.

Dr. Ma has published over thirty papers in the most prestigious combinatorial journals. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and a member of recognized editorial boards.


2020 Kirkman Medal award to Chong Shangguan

Chong Shangguan has made deep contributions to extremal combinatorics and combinatorial coding theory. His notable research achievements include an original and elegant proof regarding the combinatorial list-decodability of Reed-Solomon codes, significant progress on two well-known and difficult conjectures on the Turan number of sparse hypergraphs, and the resolution of several conjectures and open problems on perfect hash and separating hash families.

Dr. Shangguan’s research has resulted in 16 published papers, most of which appeared in the very best journals or conference proceedings in the fields of combinatorics, coding theory, and theoretical computer science. A striking feature of his research is the broad range from theory to applications, where tools from extremal combinatorics, additive combinatorics, probabilistic combinatorics, and the polynomial method are involved.


Hua Loo-Keng Prize of Mathematics

Professor Hua Loo-Keng is a famous mathematician

Professor Hua Loo-Keng is a famous Chinese mathematician and loves his motherland deeply. He devoted into the scientific career, and made an outstanding contribution to the Chinese mathematical career and talents cultivation for all his life.

Shiing Shen Chern Mathematics Award

Prof Chern is a worldwide math master

As a Chinese American mathematician, a foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Shiing Shen Chern is a worldwide math master. He made outstanding contributions to the development of mathematics.

Zhong Jiaqing Mathematics Award

Professor Jiaqing ZHONG

Professor Jiaqing ZHONG was very concerned about the development of the mathematics of the motherland during his lifetime and worked hard for it. He has said that the development of mathematics depends on the active cultivation and selection of outstanding young mathematicians. He sincerely wish to establish a fund in China to reward outstanding young mathematicians.

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