Global Award

Introducing the award

In honor of Dr. Wong's contributions to mathematics, career accomplishments, and editorial service to the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA), his son James Jr. and daughter Emily have contributed a substantial sum to establish the James S.W. Wong JMAA Prize. This sum was further matched by Elsevier, and is now administered by The American Mathematical Society. The Prize is a monetary award to authors of an outstanding JMAA paper published during the preceding ten years. The Prize will begin in 2013 and will be awarded biennially.

The prize is a cash award of $10,000.

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Background

The Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA) and Elsevier are proud to announce the James S.W. Wong JMAA Prize, to begin in 2013. The Prize being offered is a cash award of $10,000 to authors of an outstanding JMAA paper published during the preceding ten years.

Dr. James S.W. Wong was born in Shanghai, China in 1940. He received his BS in mathematics and physics from Baylor University in 1960, and his PhD in Mathematics from Caltech in 1964. He served on the mathematics faculty of The University of Alberta (1964-67), Mathematics Research Center of The University of Wisconsin-Madison (1967-68), Carnegie Mellon University (1968-70), and The University of Iowa (1970-73).

In 1974, he resigned his position as Professor of Mathematics from The University of Iowa to return to Hong Kong in answering the call of his aging father to run a family business. He is a successful businessman, industrialist, real estate developer and entrepreneur. Presently, he is the executive chairman of Hon Kwok Land Investment Company and two other publicly traded holding companies, Chinney Investments and Chinney Alliance Group, in Hong Kong. He also serves as an Honorary Professor at The University of Hong Kong, and a Member on the Board of Directors of the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Wong is a prolific researcher with 151 papers, 26 of which were published in the JMAA. He served as an Associate Editor during 2001-2012. His interests are in differential equations, qualitative and oscillation theory, and functional analysis. He was presented with the title of Honorary Editor of the JMAA this year (2012) upon his retirement from the journal's Editorial Board.

In honor of Dr. Wong's contributions to mathematics, career accomplishments, and editorial service to the JMAA, his son James Jr. and daughter Emily have contributed a substantial sum to establish the James S.W. Wong JMAA Prize. This sum was further matched by Elsevier, and is now administered by The American Mathematical Society. Selection of the winning paper will be done by the Editorial Board of the JMAA. The Prize will be awarded biennially.

Application Process

Criteria

The decision on this Prize will be made by the Editorial Board of the JMAA. Criteria is the recognition of an outstanding JMAA paper published during the preceding ten years.

Selection Process

The decision on this Prize will be made by the Editorial Board of the JMAA.

Award and Ceremony

The prize is a cash award of $10,000 to authors of an outstanding JMAA paper published during the preceding ten years.