The Fellows programme of the American Mathematical Society honours AMS members for their notable contributions to the advancement of mathematics. Daniel Kráľ is only the second person to become an AMS Fellow while working in the Czech Republic and the 19th Fellow working in one of the countries of Eastern Europe, including Russia.
The American Mathematical Society, which was established in 1888, is among the largest and most eminent professional associations of mathematicians in the world. New Fellows of the AMS are selected every year, with 52 this year. However, recognition is usually given to US researchers: from a total of 1,534 Fellows, fewer than 200 are from Europe. Professor Kráľ is also one of the 25 youngest people ever to be selected as a Fellow.
“Being selected as an AMS Fellow is an extraordinary recognition of academic work done not only by myself but also by my previous and current students and postdocs, and I would like to thank all of them for the endless hours spent at the whiteboard and the computer. Many AMS Fellows are scientists who have made fundamental contributions to computer science and mathematics. The results of their work are included in university textbooks and they have been an enormous source of inspiration to me,” says Kráľ, whose busy work schedule prevented him from travelling to the US to accept the recognition in person.
Daniel Kráľ is one of the most successful Czech researchers, focusing on the application of discrete mathematics in computer science and the development of mathematical models of large graphs representing networks in computer science. His research has already been funded by two prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Due to the MUNI Award grant, he transferred to the MU Faculty of Informatics in 2018 from his position as a professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of Warwick.