Vijayakumar Murty

Faculty of Arts & Science, Fields Institute

V. Kumar Murty received his PhD from Harvard University under the direction of John Tate. His scientific contributions are in the areas of number theory, algebraic geometry, information security and mathematical modelling and he has published more than 140 papers and 9 books in these areas. 

His research has been recognized with the Coxeter-James Prize and the Jeffery-Williams Prize (both from the Canadian Mathematical Society) and election to the Royal Society of Canada and the National Academy of Sciences of India. 

Kumar is currently the Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto. 

During the pandemic, Kumar served as Co-Chair of the Ontario Modelling Consensus Table and as member of the Ontario Science Table. He led the Mathematical Modelling of COVID-19 Task Force as well as the Mathematics for Public Health Research Network.

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