Lek-Heng Lim

Lek-Heng Lim

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Applied Mathematics

Competition: US & Canada

Lim is a Professor in the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative and the Statistics Department at the University of Chicago. Previously he was a Morrey Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

He attended the National University of Singapore in a special program that allowed finishing a four-year degree in three. He was then a PhD student in mathematics at Cornell University and won a fellowship from Cornell to visit Cambridge University. After a year in Cambridge, he transferred to Stanford University to be with his wife, supported in part by a Lieberman Fellowship. As a junior faculty he held young investigator awards from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation.

Lim has won a Schneider Prize from the International Linear Algebra Society, a Smale Prize from the Foundations of Computational Mathematics, a Wilkinson Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and a Director’s Fellowship from DARPA.

He serves on the editorial boards of Forum of Mathematics Pi/Sigma, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Linear and Multilinear Algebra, Numerical Algorithms; and is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and SIAM.

Photo Credit: Sou-Cheng Choi

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