AdrianIt was recently announced that BMS alumnus and TU Berlin graduate Adrián González Casanova will be honored with the Itō Prize 2017 for his article entitled "An individual-based model for the Lenski experiment, and the deceleration of the relative fitness", SPA 126 (2016), 2211-2252. The article was part of his final doctoral dissertation and was co-authored by BMS faculty member Noemi Kurt (TU Berlin), Anton Wakolbinger (U Frankfurt) und Linglong Yuan (U Mainz). 

The Itō Prize is awarded by the journal "Stochastic Processes and their Applications" in recognition of an article recently published in this journal, which has significantly advanced the theory or applications of stochastic processes.

Adrián did his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jochen Blath and Prof. Dr. Noemi Kurt, and while a member of the RTG 1845 "Stochastic Analysis and Applications in Biology, Finance and Physics", a joint RTG of HU Berlin, TU Berlin and U Potsdam. Adrián is now a postdoc at the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) in Berlin.

The Itō Prize includes a certificate and a monetary award of US$5000. Adrián will be awarded with his prize at the Bernoulli Society Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications which will be held in Moscow in July 2017. 

Congratulations Adrián!