Media Release – March 27, 2023
Canadian Mathematical Society


OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Johanna G. Nešlehová (McGill University) has been named the recipient of the 2023 Krieger-Nelson Prize. Dr. Nešlehová is recognized for her exceptional contributions to Statistics, including multivariate analysis, stochastic dependence modeling, and extreme-value theory.
Dr. Nešlehová earned her PhD in Mathematics from Carl-von-Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg in 2004. Since then, she has built an outstanding academic career with exceptional talent and a high rate of research productivity, with 43 peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous other publications, including book chapters, conference proceeding articles, popular science articles, editorials, and the like, not to mention a popular undergraduate textbook, written in German no less!
Dr. Nešlehová is a world leader on copula models and their many ramifications in multivariate statistics, notably in relation to risk analysis and extreme-value theory, an area to which she has made numerous outstanding contributions. She is well-known for promoting statistical risk analysis in insurance and finance through her writing and through short courses. She has also made key contributions to the theory of empirical processes and has wide-ranging interests in the application of stochastic dependence and extreme values to climate and finance. In 2019, Dr. Nešlehová was the distinguished recipient of the CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics.

Her work has been published in top-ranked statistical journals, including The Annals of Statistics, ASTIN Bulletin, Biometrika, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association. She is highly engaged in international collaboration, conference speaking and organization, editorial work, and service to the profession. She is currently Editor-in-Chief for The Canadian Journal of Statistics, and she has served as Associate Editor for journals such as Test, the Journal of Multivariate Analysis and Statistics & Risk Modeling. In 2011, she received the distinction of being named an Elected Member of the International Statistics Institute, and in 2020 she was named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
In addition to these achievements, Dr. Nešlehová is also a generous and dedicated mentor for young researchers. In 2019, she was recognized for the excellence of her graduate training with the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching from McGill University.
In sum, Dr. Nešlehová is an outstanding mathematical statistician and an exemplary role model. Her research accomplishments are all the more impressive given her active engagement in and service to the research community, her dedication to excellent mentorship, and her many other leadership qualities. Johanna G. Nešlehová is an indispensable member of the mathematical community, and the CMS is proud to award her the 2023 Krieger-Nelson Prize.

About the Krieger-Nelson Prize
The Krieger-Nelson Prize, jointly named for Cecilia Krieger and Evelyn Nelson was first awarded in 1995. It was inaugurated to recognize outstanding contributions in the area of mathematical research by a female mathematician.

For more information, visit the Krieger-Nelson Prize page.

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)
The CMS is the main national organization whose goal is to promote and advance the discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The Society’s activities cover the whole spectrum of mathematics including: scientific meetings, research publications, and the promotion of excellence in mathematics competitions that recognize outstanding student achievements.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Susan Cooper (uManitoba)
Chair, CMS Research Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
or Dr. Termeh Kousha
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society