Ruth I. Michler Prize 2015-2016

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Cornell University are pleased to announce that Malabika Pramanik, University of British Columbia will receive the 2015-16 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize. The Michler Prize grants a mid- career woman in academia a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations. This pioneering venture was established through a very generous donation from the Michler family and the efforts of many people at AWM and Cornell.

Malabika Pramanik was selected to receive the Michler Prize because of her wide range of mathematical talent and the close connection of her work with the research of the analysis group at Cornell. She earned a B.Stat. in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta in 1993 and an M.Stats from the same institution in 1995. Malabika received her PhD in mathematics, under the direction of F. Michael Christ, from University of California, Berkeley in 2001.

Before coming to the University of British Columbia in 2006, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Pramanik spent time as a Fairchild Senior Research Fellow at California Institute of Technology, Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Rochester, and Van Vleck Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Madison. She is currently an adjunct visiting faculty member (2014-2017), Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India. In 2005 she was a US Junior Oberwolfach Fellow (awarded by NSF). She will be spending the spring 2016 semester at Cornell University.

Pramanik’s research spans several areas including Euclidean harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory, several complex variables, partial differential equations, and inverse problems. Her work is partially funded by research grants from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

About her upcoming semester at Cornell Pramanik says: “I look forward to this unique opportunity of interacting with Professors Camil Muscalu and Robert Strichartz. Their research in harmonic analysis, specifically the theory of multilinear singular integrals and convergence of Fourier series (Prof Muscalu) and spectral analysis of fractal sets (Prof. Strichartz) are of great interest to me. In general, I hope to benefit from the inspiring environment of Cornell’s mathematics department, with its many distinguished faculty and myriad academic events.”