Donald A. Dawson

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Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.


Present Position
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University, Ottawa

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Canada K1S5B6
Fax: 613-520-3856

Academic Degrees
B.Sc. Honours Mathematics and Physics, McGill University, 1958
M.Sc. Mathematics, McGill University, 1959
Ph.D. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963
Dr.Sci. McGill University, 2005

Academic and Professional Appointments
1962-1963. Senior Research Engineer, Raytheon Corp. Space Division, Massachusetts
1963-1966. Assistant Professor, McGill University, Department of Mathematics
1967-1970. Associate Professor, McGill University. Department of Mathematics
1970-1971. Associate Professor, Carleton University Department of Mathematics
1971- 1996 Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
1996- 2000  Adjunct Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Toronto
2000- 2010  Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
1996- 2000 Director, The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada
1999-  Distinguished Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Carleton University

Professional Activities
Member, Board of Directors, Carleton University. – University of Ottawa Laboratory for Research in Statistics and Probability, 1982-
Member, NSERC Grant Selection Committee for the Statistical Sciences, 1982-1985; Chair, 1985
Member, NSERC Committee on Research Manpower, 1986-1988
Member, NSERC Committee on International Relations, 1992-1994
Member, NSERC Task Force on Strategy Implementation, 1995
Member, Committee on U.S.Math. Sci. Research Institutes,  Board on Mathematical Sciences, NRC,1998
Member, Board of National Institute for Statistical Sciences, U.S.A., 1998-2000
Member, Board of Directors of MITACS, 1999-2000, member Research Management Committee 2003-2008
President, Bernoulli Society, 2003-2005
Chair, Scientific Council EURANDOM 2004-2010
Member, International Review of Mathematics, U.K., 2003
Member IMU 2006 Fields Medal Committee
Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Statistics, 1980-1987
Associate Editor, Annals of Probability, 1974-1978, and 1988-1991
Member, Advisory Board, Stochastic Processes and their Applications 1982- 2000
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Mathematics, 1988-1993
Associate Editor, Electronic Journal of Probability, 1995- 2002
Editor, Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics, 2000-

Fellow of the International Statistical Institute,  1975
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1977
Killam Senior Research Scholar 1977-1979
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Sciences, 1987
Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada, 1991
Max Planck Research Award for International Cooperation, 1996-2000
Fellow of the Royal Society 2010
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society 2012

Selected Lectures
John H. Barrett Memorial Lecturer, University of Tennessee, 1992-1993
Jeffrey-Williams Lecturer, Canadian Mathematical Society, 1994
International Congress of Mathematicians, Zurich, 1994, invited lecture
Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1996, Special Invited Lecture
Fourth World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, Vienna, SPA Lecturer, 1996
Britton Lectures, McMaster University  2007
PIMS-UBC Summer School in Probability 2009

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Supervision
28 Ph.D. theses and 31 Postdoctoral Fellows supervised.

Publications: Over 150 refereed publications and 8 monographs.


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Research Monographs, Chapters in Books and Lecture Notes

D.A. Dawson and E.A. Perkins (1999). Measure-valued processes and Renormalization of Branching Particle Systems, in Stochastic Partial Differential Equations: Six Perspectives, edited by R. Carmona and B. Rozovskii, American Mathematical Society Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 64, pp. 45-106.

Conference Proceedings Papers