Congratulations to Nina Kamčev for winning the inaugural CMSA Prize for her work completed at Monash University that led to the following papers:
1) N. Kamčev, A. Liebenau and N. Morrison, Towards a characterisation of Sidorenko systems, The Quarterly Journal of Mathematics.
2) N. Kamčev, A. Liebenau and N. Morrison, On uncommon systems of equations, Israel Journal of Mathematics.
The prize was announced at the 45th ACC conference in Perth, where Nina gave an invited talk on her work.
The CMSA Prize is an award made by the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia (CMSA) to an early career researcher for an outstanding research contribution to any area of combinatorics. The Prize is for one or more results on the same topic rather than overall excellence.
More info on the prize iz available here.
Nina Kamčev is a returning scientist and associate professor at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Her topics include extremal problems for graphs and hypergraphs, Ramsey theory, (quasi) random graphs, random processes on graphs, asymptotic counting, and arithmetic combinatorics. She graduated at Cambridge, and obtained her doctorate at ETH Zurich in 2018 under the mentorship of prof. Benny Sudakov. Between 2018 and 2023, she was a research associate at Monash University and the University of Zagreb. She was the head of the RobSparseRand research project funded by the Horizon 2020 program (2021-2023). She is the author of over 15 scientific papers, and has been invited to lecture at six international meetings.