Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

M. Ram Murty

September 12th, 2018

Professor Ram Murty has received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision

The award confirms what Prof. Murty’s students have long known, that he is an outstanding supervisor. He inspires his graduate students to realize their full potential, and is a supportive and caring mentor. Many congratulations from everyone in the department on this significant achievement.

Professor and Research Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. M. Ram Murty joined Queen’s more than 20 years ago and has served as Head of Department for eight years. Over the course of his career, he has mentored 26 master’s students, 21 PhD students and more than 23 post-doctoral fellows. The caliber and competence of his guidance is attested by the fact that three of his PhD students received special recognitions for their dissertations: two won the Canadian Mathematical Society doctoral prize for outstanding performance by a doctoral students, and the third received the Governor General Academic Gold Medal for his exceptional doctoral thesis. Dr. Murty’s mentorship enables students to become highly productive researchers, with more than 86 student-authored publications under his supervision.  Prof. Murty’s students benefit from his mathematical knowledge and creativity, and credit him with teaching them how to “live in mathematics” and to love and enjoy their lives as scholars. They also praise the care and dedication that he offers to each of his students, striving to guide them individually and often providing personal advice and support when students face challenges. Dr. Murty’s mentorship has helped his students to go on to have successful careers in academia, industry, and the public sector. Beyond this, Dr. Murty is credited for deeply and positively shaping his students’ lives.

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