Rene Carmona, professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, one of the highest honors in the field of mathematics.
The society honored Carmona for "contributions to probability theory and its applications to mathematical physics, image processing and financial mathematics.”
Carmona, Princeton's Paul M. Wythes '55 Professor of Engineering and Finance, was among 46 scholars named as fellows this year. "The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics," the society said in its news release.
Carmona also is an associate member of the Department of Mathematics, a member of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and a member of the Bendheim Center for Finance. He was named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1984 and of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2009. He was the founding chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering and founding editor of the SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics. He also served as the founding editor of the journal Electronic Communications in Probability.
Carmona joined the Princeton faculty in 1995 and was promoted to the Wythes professorship in 2002. Previously he was a member of the faculty at the University of California, Irvine, for 13 years and held faculty and government positions in France. He earned his Ph.D. in probability at the University of Marseille.