ICA Medals

Kirkman medal
Euler Medals recognize distinguished lifetime career contributions to combinatorial research by Fellows of the ICA who are still active in research. Normally, at most one medal per year is awarded.

Hall Medals recognize extensive quality research with substantial international impact by Fellows of the ICA in mid-career. Recipients must not have reached age 41 before the end of the year for which they are nominated. At most two medals per year are awarded.

Kirkman Medals recognize excellent research by Fellows or Associate Fellows of the ICA early in their research career, as evidenced by an excellent body of published research. Recipients must have earned their doctoral degree within the four years preceding the end of the year for which they are nominated. At most two medals per year are awarded.

Stanton Medals, instituted in 2016, honour significant lifetime contributions to promoting the discipline of combinatorics through advocacy, outreach, service, teaching and/or mentoring. Letters of nomination should establish the significance, duration, and impact of the nominees contributions other than research. At most one medal per year is to be awarded, typically to a Fellow of the ICA.

Each nomination for a medal is to be made by two or more Fellows of the ICA. No ICA medal can be awarded to a current member of the ICA Council; and no Kirkman, Hall, or Euler Medal can be awarded to an Honorary Fellow. Further, nominees for an Euler, Hall, or Kirkman medal must be ICA members in the year for which they are nominated. A nomination must include a complete curriculum vitae and a letter detailing the extent and importance of the nominees contributions, addressing the selection criteria. Nomination letters should be suitable for inclusion, in whole or in part, in a citation that may appear in the Bulletin of the ICA.

The ICA Medals Committee (Charles J. Colbourn (chair), Jonathan Jedwab, and Mateja Šajna) reviews nominations. Judgment is applied in assessing whether the criteria are met in spirit if not in letter, particularly when documented career interruptions affect eligibility. The committee makes recommendations to the ICA President and Council, with whom the final decisions rest. The ICA President announces the medal recipients.

Nominations for 2019 medals will be due at the end of this year. Please send nominations to Jonathan Jedwab (jed@sfu.ca). Address questions to Jonathan Jedwab or to the ICA President, Doug Stinson.

List of Stanton Medal Winners

Year Winners
2017 Robin Wilson
2016 Ronald Mullin

List of Euler Medal Winners

Year Winners
2017 Fan Chung
2016 James Hirschfeld
2015 no medals awarded
2014 Brian Alspach
2013 Curt Lindner
2012 Alex Rosa
2011 Cheryl Praeger
2010 Bojan Mohar
2009 no medals awarded
2008 Gabor Korchmaros
2007 Stephen Milne, Heiko Harborth
2006 Clement W. H. Lam, Nick Wormald
2005 Ralph Faudree, Aviezri Fraenkel
2004 Doron Zeilberger, Zhu Lie
2003 Peter Cameron, Charles Colbourn
2002 Herbert Wilf
2001 Spyros Magliveras
2000 Richard A. Brualdi, Horst Sachs
1999 D. K. Ray-Chaudhuri
1998 Peter Ladislaw Hammer, Anthony Hilton
1997 no medals awarded
1996 J.H. van Lint
1995 Hanfried Lenz
1994 Joseph A. Thas
1993 Claude Berge, Ronald Graham

List of Hall Medal Winners

Year Winners
2017 John Bamberg, Daniel Horsley
2016 no medals awarded
2015 Lijun Ji
2014 Peter Dukes
2013 Bart De Bruyn
2012 Michael Giudici
2011 Olga Polverino
2010 Catherine Greenhill
2009 no medals awarded
2008 Ian Wanless
2007 David Pike
2006 Darryn Bryant, Gennian Ge, Heather Jordon
2005 Jonathan Jedwab
2004 Dirk Hachenberger, Masaaki Harada
2003 Antonio Cossidente
2002 Saad El-Zanati
2001 Alfred Menezes, Alexander Pott
2000 Michael Henning, Klaus Metsch
1999 Hendrik Van Maldeghem, Rolf Rees
1998 Marco Buratti, Arrigo Bonisoli
1997 Reinhard Diestel
1996 Christos Koukouvinos, Christine O'Keefe, Tim Penttila
1995 Donald Kreher
1994 Ortrud Oellermann, Chris Rodger, Doug Stinson

List of Kirkman Medal Winners

Year Winners
2017 Binzhou Xia, Hengjia Wei
2016 Yue Zhou
2015 Padraig Ó Catháin
2014 Daniele Bartoli
2013 Tommaso Traetta
2012 Rebecca Stones, Xiande Zhang
2011 Tao Feng
2010 Daniel Horsley, Kai-Uwe Schmidt
2009 no medals awarded
2008 Nick Cavenagh, Futaba Okamoto
2007 Petteri Kaski, Peter Dukes
2006 John Bamberg, Giuseppe Marino, Koen Thas
2005 Michael Giudici, Matt Walsh
2004 Andreas Enge, Jon-Lark Kim
2003 Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi, Mateja Sajna, Sanming Zhou
2002 Ian Wanless
2001 Matthew Brown, Alan Ling, Ying Miao
2000 Michael Raines
1999 Nicholas Hamilton, Qing Xiang
1998 Peter Adams, Cai Heng Li
1997 Makoto Matsumoto, Bernhard Schmidt
1996 Gregory Gutin, Patric R. J. Ostergard
1995 Darryn Bryant
1994 Robert Craigen, Jonathan Jedwab